Michael Owen hit ´The Big 40´ as England took a mighty stride towards Euro 2008 with a clinical dismissal of Guus Hiddink´s Russia, running out 3-0 winners.

Owen struck twice in the first half to become only the fourth player, after Jimmy Greaves, Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker to score 40 times for the Three Lions.

A rather less prolific player, Rio Ferdinand, struck his first international goal since the 2002 World Cup six minutes from the end.

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