Wales 0-2 England
The game was a must win and they did. A formation of 4-3-3 shocked some fans but that change was needed a little too late but at least it has happened now. It was a comfortable win in the end. The goals came early and England never looked in trouble. Lampard scored from the spot his first goal for England for a long time, and Darren Bent scored the other. For me the most impressive players were Ashley Young, Jack Wilshere and Scott Parker. In a formation which suits these players Young destroyed the Welsh left back. He had a hand in both goals and looked comfortable playing there. He is a confidence player though and when things are going well he will look class. But what can he do against much tougher opposition? That will show how good a player he is. I think a move away from Villa will be on the cards soon so that may help his cause. The same argument can be made for Scott Parker. He been the best player at Upton Park this season and deserved a starting place. He done what needed to be done in front of the back four. He played it simple and easy, nothing special but a cool confident performance. I expected nothing less. Jack Wilshere passed his test for me. Clearly eased into his role next to Lampard some neat classy pass and moves. He looks now a starter for England for a little while now.
The game against Ghana will see a whole new England team as most have been released due to Champions League commitments. So that means another new captain. Whoever gets the armband will be proud to lead out his country in front a full Wembley Satdium, but he knows he is only really getting the nod as he is the only one left has the main boys have gone home!