England 6 Iceland 1
England 6 Iceland 1, City of Manchester Stadium, FA Summer Tournament, June 5, 2004. The Three Lions beat Iceland to the tune of a 6-1 score thanks to braces from Wayne Rooney and Darius Vassell, plus a goal each by Frank Lampard and Wayne Bridge.
England took the advantage at the City of Manchester Stadium through a deflected shot by Frank Lampard in the 25th minute of contest. Spurred on by the opening goal, the home team increased the pace even more and doubled their lead with a close range effort from Wayne Rooney two minutes later. England extended their advantage as Rooney found the target with a stunning shot from 25 yards out in the 38th minute before Heidar Helguson managed to reduce the deficit for the visitors with three minutes left of the first half. The hosts had their fourth goal of the day when second-half substitute Darius Vassell found the net from a few yards out twelve minutes after the restart and then stretched their lead further with a fine finish from Wayne Bridge, another second-half substitute, eight minutes past the hour mark. And there was more to come from England as Vassell beautifully curled the ball from outside the penalty area past the away goalkeeper and into the net in the 77th minute of the one-sided affair to hand The Three Lions a confidence-boosting 6-1 win over Iceland ahead of the European Championship in Portugal. England Team: Paul Robinson, Gary Neville, Sol Campbell, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard. Substitutes: Owen Hargreaves, Ledley King, Phil Neville, Wayne Bridge, Nicky Butt, Joe Cole, Kieron Dyer, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Darius Vassell, David James, Ian Walker. Iceland Team: Arni Gautur Arason, Indridi Sigurdsson, Hermann Hreidarsson, Ivar Ingimarsson, Petur Haflidi Marteinsson, Arnar Gretarsson, Joey Gudjonsson, Thordur Gudjonsson, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Heidar Helguson, Helgi Sigurdsson. Substitutes: Audun Helgason, Hjalmar Jonsson, Kristjan Orn Sigurdsson, Marel Baldvinsson, Bjarni Gudjonsson, Johann Gudmundsson, Tryggvi Gudmundsson, Kristjan Finnbogason.
England were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in a friendly match at Laugardalsvollur on the 2nd of June 1982. Paul Goddard, who had replaced Cyrille Regis in the first half, equalised for The Three Lions on 70 minutes after Arnor Gudjohnsen had given the Icelanders the lead in the 23rd minute.