Cole capped again

Carlton Cole earned his second England cap in five days as England concluded their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win against Belarus at Wembley on Wednesday.

The striker came on in the 66th minute for his sixth cap and just ten minutes later had a major hand in the Three Lions' third goal. Cole, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Monday, drove a shot along the floor on the angle which Belarus goalkeeper Yury Zhevnov could only palm into the path of Peter Crouch, who was left with a simple finish.

Crouch had already given England an early lead when he slid home Gabriel Agbonlahor's cross in the fourth minute. Shaun Wright-Phillips made it two with a low drive on the hour mark.

In something of a rarity in recent England matches, Cole was the sole West Ham United representative on show, with Matthew Upson an unused substitute and Robert Green suspended following his dismissal against Ukraine on Saturday.

The trio will all be hoping to be involved in Fabio Capello's squad once more for the friendly with Brazil in Qatar on 14 November.