The result keeps the pressure on Group Three's top two - surprise leaders Northern Ireland and Slovakia - and was in little doubt from kick-off.

Rafal Boguski put the home side in front after just 26 seconds and the scoring was not over until 90 seconds before the whistle when substitute Marek Saganowski converted just eight minutes after coming on.

Boguski became the first to beat Federico Valentini after good work from Mariusz Lewandowski teed him up.

It took a further 17 minutes for Bolton's on-loan forward Ebi Smolarek to grab the first of his four goals, getting on the end of Jacek Krzynowek's cross.

After 27 minutes San Marino were three behind, Boguski helping himself to a second of the evening following neat interplay between Mariusz and Robert Lewandowski.

The latter was next to take advantage of the dismal defence offered by the visitors, collecting Guerreiro Roger's centre and cracking home.

If San Marino sought to regroup at the interval it was doomed to failure as Leo Beenhakker's team pushed on to collect an additional six goals.

Ireneusz Jelen made it five with six minutes of the half gone, while the electric Smolarek, revelling in the space afforded to him, claimed three more goals - finding the target after 60, 73 and 81 minutes.

Either side of the those strikes came a Mariusz Lewandowski effort and, to top it off, Saganowski's finish with just seconds remaining.

While Poland's hopes of qualification will have been buoyed by the romp, San Marino are once more adrift at the bottom on zero points and a goal difference of minus 24.