Match Report – Bulgaria 0-3 England

Only England can make a 3-0 victory look thoroughly unremarkable as they ran out comfortable but unexceptional victors against a toothless Bulgarian side who created very few chances. Three goals in the first half: a first international goal for Gary Cahill and a brace from Wayne Rooney ensured the three points for Capello’s side, who put in a professional performance if not a sensational one to end Lothar Matthäus’ unbeaten run and put themselves three points clear at the top of their qualifying group G.

England travelled to the Stadion Vasil Levski in Sofia to take on Bulgaria, a side they have never lost to, on the back of a terrific away record for Fabio Capello, who had won 9 of his last 13 away fixtures. In addition to this, last time the two teams met England ran out 4-0 victors courtesy of a Jermaine Defoe hat trick. Lothar Matthäus has
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