England’s five biggest wins

England's top five qualifying wins since 2009

England have not lost a qualifying game since 2009


With England continuing their European qualifying campaign they will be hoping to keep up their nine-year unbeaten qualification record. The Three Lions last lost a qualifier in 2009 going down 1-0 to Ukraine. Here are five of the best results for England during that run.

Wales 0-2 England 26th March 2011- European qualifiers

Frank Lampard scored a penalty v Wales in 2011

In 2011 England met rivals Wales for the first time in six years as when they played in a European qualifier game. The game, which was the late Gary Speed’s first competitive game in charge of Wales, was a comfortable one for England, with two goals in the first 14 minutes by Frank Lampard and Darren Bent giving them the win.

San Marino 0-8 England- 22 March 2013- World cup qualifiers

In 2013 England travelled to minnows San Marino and picked up their biggest win since 1987, a record which still stands. Jermain Defoe hit a brace while Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Ashley Young, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Frank Lampard also scored to add to Alessandro Della Valle’s early own goal.

Slovenia 2-3 England- 14 June 2015- European qualifiers

One of the most memorable England games in recent memory, Slovenia and England put on a classic in Ljubljana. A defensive mix-up allowed Milivoje Novakovic to give Slovenia a half-time lead, before Jack Wilshere scored two excellent 25-yard strikes to put the Three Lions ahead. Nejc Petnik’s header six minutes from time looked to have earned the home side a draw, before Wayne Rooney scored his 48thEngland goal to win the game in dramatic style.

England 2-0 Switzerland- 8th September 2015- European qualifiers

Rooney has 53 goals for England

Perhaps not the most entertaining game, but this game against Switzerland proved to be a historic one, with Wayne Rooney becoming England’s all-time top goalscorer. Harry Kane had come off the bench to give England the lead, before Rooney struck his 50thEngland goal from the penalty spot.

England 3-0 Scotland- 11 November 2016- World cup qualifiers 

England’s first competitive fixtures against the Tartan army since 1999 provided an easy victory for Gareth Southgate side. Daniel Sturridge’s looping header gave England the lead and Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill also got on the score-sheet for England.