RIO IN ROAR; Ferdy's delight at opener.
RIO FERDINAND punches the air in delight after putting England on the road to victory at Wembley.
And stand-in skipper Ferdy reckons the 52nd-minute header goes down as "one of the most important" of his career.
He added: "We've ended up winning 5-1 so we have to be pleased."
The Three Lions recovered from a shaky start to run out comfortable winners against the plucky Group 6 minnows - rated a whopping 106 places below England in the FIFA rankings.
Alexandr Kuchma's own goal made it 2-0 before Zhambyl Kukeyev hit back. But Wayne Rooney's double and a late Jermain Defoe strike kept us on course for South Africa in 2010.
GET IN THERE: Rio Ferdinand celebrates and Jermain Defoe is all smiles after his late goal (inset)
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|Publication:||The People (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 12, 2008|
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