Wayne Rooney edged one step closer to Sir Bobby Charlton's scoring record and is now just six shy of becoming England's greatest ever goal scorer.
It took a 74th minute free-kick, and thanks to goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko for fumbling it into his own net, to hand the Three Lions a 1-0 win over 10-man Estonia.
For much of the match England dominated but failure in the final third had the coach concerned they would come away from the A. Le Coq Arena with absolutely nothing.
Roy Hodgson's team had the game by the scruff of the neck from start to finish, but they wasted chance after chance.
They were even given a huge helping hand by Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan, who was sent off three minutes into the second half for a second booking.
Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were guilty of missing chances, but the biggest culprit was Rooney, who spurned three good opportunities.
Estonia, ranked 81st in the world, might have held on for a famous draw had the England captain not made up for his mistakes by clipping a majestic dipping free-kick over the wall and into the net off the post.