Lampard stunner gives England rare victory over Brazil
Frank Lampard came off the bench to score the winner as England beat Brazil for the first time in 23 years, with a 2-1 victory at Wembley.
In a lively opening, Ronaldinho saw his penalty saved, with the rebound forcing Joe Hart into another superb stop on the goal line.
England took the lead after the influential Jack Wilshere played in Theo Walcott, with his shot rebounding to Wayne Rooney, above, for a measured finish. But Brazil were level shortly after the break when substitute Fred took advantage of Gary Cahill's error to drill the ball past Hart.
Lampard curled in from the edge of the box after an hour to earn England the win, their first over Brazil since March 1990.
Wilshere was at the heart of what was a productive performance from Roy Hodgson's side, in the Arsenal midfielder's first international start since June 2011.
"He is a fantastic player," said Lampard of Wilshere. "He's got quality on the ball, technical ability and the speed to get away from people. He's going to be a massive player for England – and in the world." MORE
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Jack Wilshere looked as if he could play for anyone last night, and yes, that included the world's greatest football nation. There were times when he was the heart, spirit and brain of England. MORE