San Marino draw a foul through Vitaioli
Some rather unfavourable chants towards the absent Rio Ferdinand from the England fans.
Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses but Simoncini does well to keep the ball tight to his chest.
Ukraine now 3-1 up in Poland.
Double figures realistically in sight for England - with 12 minutes left.
England still pushing forward at every opportunity, the new boys on will be determined to impress, but all -Parker, Osman and Sturridge - are major outsiders for a starting place against Montenegro.
Baines strikes one low and goalwards but the keeper collects.
Osman volleys it a little too high - nearly a repeat of that sliced shot he scored for Everton against Man City.
It nearly fell to Della Valle but the ball escaped through to Hart.
Marauding run from Lescott, plays it inside to Oxlade-Chamberlain - who hits it with the outside of his boot just over the bar.
Defoe tries his luck, the net shook but it was just the side netting.
Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses for Sturridge, but the Liverpool man has missed a sitter - heading it against the post.
Sir Alex lets a smile cross his face. No injuries tonight.
Rooney unsurprisingly fancies it.
Free-kick for England, central and about 25 yards out.
"Good intent", that sounds so patronising. Sorry San Marino.
He tries one from distance and it was tipped over the bar by Simoncini.
Young and Rooney exchange passes and it breaks to Baines. Rooney must be absolutely gagging for a goal. Especially as I reckon he will be taken off before long to save him for Montenegro.
San Marino put five passes together, six, seven... definitely the best spell of the game for them. Positively tiki-taka stuff.
Young very deep to receive the ball, almost like a sweeper.
Must be a Manchester Ciy fan!
To keep up with all the other World Cup qualifying matches tonight,
Rooney strikes one tamely from the edge of the box and Simoncini touches the ball in open play for the first time in a while.
The goals flying in now. The Sammaranise resistance well and truly broken.
Ashley Young got to the byline really well but his pull back was poor.
Lampard with a dipping effort from 18 yards and Simoncini does enough, just, to keep hold of it.
England looking like topping up their goal difference nicely, though the San Marino manager did say before the game that a 5-0 defeat would be a victory. England had better score six then!
Replay suggests Defoe was actually level. Unlucky.
Lampard with a great ball to find Young with the goal at his mercy - he squares to Defoe for a tap-in. But the Spurs striker is offside.
Walker has the freedom of San Marino to stroll into the area, but his cross is deflected for a corner. Corner number 13.
Walker with a cheeky collection of stepovers, he passes inside to Lampard, whose backheel only finds a blue shirt.
Great turn by Defoe to open up some space but once more England left frustrated by their attempts to break through.
But England recover the ball. Boo.
Selva brings the ball over the halfway line - come on San Marino!
And in Poland, Ukraine are winning 2-1. Those two will still have a big say about how this group develops.
In the other match in Group H, Montenegro are drawing 0-0 at half-time away to Moldova.
Just debating in the office whether a San Marino goal would be met with a pitch invasion. Conclusion: yes.
No joy again.
Cleared by Bollini, but England have ANOTHER corner.
England free-kick from the left wing, won by the overlapping Baines.
Another corner comes and goes, another unimpressive delivery.
Rooney dropping deep to pick the ball up quite often, not too much joy for him so far though.
"Are you Scotland in disguise," the England fans chant.
Defoe misses a great chance at the back post from a corner. He heads it over from close range as the ball bounced up kindly. Should have done better.
Simoncini looked like he handballed it outside of the box. He even seemed to apologise for the misdemeanour. But the ref lets him off. Clearly in generous mood.
England patiently probing, though San Marino actually did get into the final third a couple of minutes ago. Striker Selva was not close to getting the ball, however.
Corner for England, Young to take it.
Cracking save from Simoncini to deny Lampard at his near post.
Free-kick to England after Walker tripped by Palazzi on the right wing.
It took England 35 minutes to break San Marino down in the reverse fixture at Wembley in October. That one ended 5-0.
Della Valle gets in a good tackle on Rooney, who was about to let fly. Corner.
Lampard penalised for climbing on Palazzi from the corner.
Bollini gets in a last-ditch tackle to deny an onrushing Lampard.
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