So, surprisingly a good performance from England in a game that we never looked like losing.
Wright-Phillips, Owen and Richards got the goals to ensure that Mclaren (wearing a suit and sporting an impressive combover) and Venables (donning his England tracksuit and a black and white striped polo-shirt, with swag written in big letters on the front) looked slightly less pale at the final whistle. Mclaren even looked to have slightly more hair at the end of the game, or maybe it was a trick of the light.
Both Coles were disappointing, and Ferdinand was his usual dopey self, but other than them everyone was uncharacteristically competent. The only other downside was that Heskey performed well enough to earn a recall...
The calm before the storm.