Manchester United defender and England captain Rio Ferdinand praised Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard for his goal scoring performance in last night's 3-1 victory over Belarus.

Ferdinand said: "I am delighted for Gerrard. Maybe he was a little over-critical of himself.

"You can't always be Superman. He does it a lot for Liverpool and he has done it a couple of times for England. He is his own worst critic because you want to do it all the time for England.

"This was a step in the right direction, it was a great finish."