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England 5-0 San Marino: Twitter Reaction to England's Big Win
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England ran out 5-0 winners over San Marino Friday night in a World Cup qualifying clash that very few predicted would be a difficult task.

Two goals apiece for Manchester United forwards Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck set up the win, before youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed the deal late on with his first goal for the first team.

Here is a collection of tweets that best summed up the reaction to the tie.

Prolific tweeter Rio Ferdinand put on his Nostradamus hat pregame to make what proved a quite outstanding prediction:

It was Danny Welbeck, the man who misfires for Manchester United, who scored arguably the goal of the game with an impudent backheel. Praise for the finish was swift and deserved:

England keeper Joe Hart's lack of involvement during the match was the source of many a Twitter joke, here are a couple of the more humorous:

Some of the statistics reflected the completely one-sided nature of the affair, suggesting a bigger scoreline should have been expected:

In typical fashion, reaction to the perhaps underwhelming result tended to side on the more negative side of things, the consensus being that 5-0 was nowhere near satisfactory enough:

With what is sure to be a trickier tie against Poland in Warsaw Tuesday next up for Roy Hodgson's men, a comfortable win is likely to prove a strong jumping off point.

But considering the opposition, England will perhaps leave Wembley a little disappointed not to have made a more emphatic statement.

 

What did you think of England's 5-0 win over San Marino? Should we have reasonably expected more goals from the Three Lions?

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