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The big win sees Roberto Martinez's charges move six points clear at the top of Group H.

They have now joined Brazil, Mexico, Iran and Japan in qualifying for the World Cup, with Russian Federation automatically getting a place as hosts.

Asked why he celebrated the winning goal by cupping his ears towards the Greece fans, he replied: "Because they were also irritating me".

Manchester United's £75million summer buy deftly headed home on 74 minutes to severely dent Greece's own hopes of qualifying.

"There is nothing better in football than to win a game in those conditions".

However, two minutes later, Bulgaria hit back, with Georgi Kostadinov getting the slightest of touches on Ivelin Popov's free kick to direct it inside Jasper Cillessen's post. "We must try to find a solution in Russian Federation against teams that are so strong".

Sweden ran riot in Belarus, with Forsberg sending the visitors ahead in the 18th minute when he reached Mikael Lustig's long ball and rounded the goalkeeper, who was out of position.

Dries Mertens opened the scoring after 15 minutes before Thomas Munier doubled the home's side lead three minutes later.

"We're going to try to achieve the highest possible level with our clubs so that we can be ready", said the former Everton, Chelsea and Anderlecht forward, who said he had prayed and then phoned his mum after the win in Greece.

Since 2013 an agreement between the KBVB and its players ensured the Red Devils got a substantial financial reward: they were entitled to 60% of all the prize money the KBVB received.

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