England, needing just one point to secure automatic qualification for next summer's Euro 2012 championships, have started drawn against Montenegro.
Darren Bent and Ashley Young gave Fabio Capello's side a 2-1 halftime lead.
England started brightly, with Phil Jones and Theo Walcott forcing good saves from goalkeeper Mladen Bozovic.
Young broke the deadlock in the tenth minute, heading home from Walcott's right-wing cross.
Jones looked accomplished at right-back, with Walcott and Young also bright as England dominated the first-half in Montenegro.
Bent doubled England's lead in the 31st minute when Young's slide rule pass found the Aston Villa striker four yards out.
But Montenegro clawed themselves back into the game on the stroke of halftime, Zverotic stroking in a half volley to provide Capello with plenty to think about at the break.
In the second half however England fell to pieces. Rooney managed to earn the distinction of being the second England player in history to be sent off twice with a well earned red card (David Beckham is the first).
Then in the final minutes of the game Montenegro equalised making the final score 2-2. England make it to the European Cup finals but they do so with serious questions about their ability to take on even mediocre teams.