It took 75 minutes or so to bring him on, much delayed but within the first touches he pulls off a fantastic pass to Baines and then took the return pass for a fantastic shot to set up wright-Phillips goal in a comfortable England win.
It is bemusing but a relief to us that he never started but he is no right or left back cover for England and surely the time is right for Lampard in particular to be dropped for Milner. Milner is ready to start for England in fact he is a future England captain.
Very disappointing though for Warnock and Downing not to get a few minutes though at this stage you wonder what was the point of picking them.
However there is no doubt and not been for a long time now that Milner will be on the plane to South Africa in June and if Capello is brave enough he will start and then be a world star.
Earlier this evening good news for Nathan Delfouneso as he scored on his England U-21 as sub in a 2-1 defeat. Nathan looked comfortable after coming on and just added to his growing reputation. It has to be said it was not the hardest of goals a tap in after the a shot was parred but he had to be there to score it and that is natural goalscoring instincts.