Owen hat-trick helps England edge Colombia

NEW YORK: Michael Owen grabbed a hat-trick as England completed their two-match tour of the US with a 3-2 victory over Colombia in a friendly match. Real Madrid striker Owen took his international goal tally to 32 with strikes in the 36th, 44th and 58th minutes as he plundered the second international hat-trick of his career. Colombia replied with a first-half header from Mario Yepes and a left-foot shot by Aldo Leao Ramirez in the 78th minute. But Owen’s deadly finishing stole the show and moved him into fourth place in the list of all-time goalscorers for England ahead of Alan Shearer, Nat Lofthouse and Tom Finney.