2. Having said that, it was much a better result than I (or you – admit it) expected.
3. Theo Walcott is finally reaching his potential. It is not his fault he was called up by Sven Goran Eriksson before he was ready for international football. He is a fairly shy lad and he just lacked the confidence required at 17.
4. Talking of players making a re-emergence for England, Wayne Rooney where have you been? Fantastic to see Wazza pulling strings like he used to.
5. Robert Kovac deserved his red card and can have no complaints. Joe Cole’s head is the only evidence needed.