Euro 2012 Match Report: Sweden 2 England 3
I thought England deserved the win. Going forward, they looked more dangerous. Midfield was scrappy and clustered all game, and Sweden had the better of it, but England defended well, which was evidenced by the fact that both of Sweden's goals came from set pieces.
Hart 6. Confident, largely untroubled.
Johnson 6. Quiet but assured.
Cole 5. Uncharacteristically out of position often, needlessly surrended possession x5.
Terry 6. Lack of pace again exposed, but played well.
Lescott 6. Solid, did nothing wrong.
Gerrard 7. Great cross for the first goal, great vision.
Parker 6. Solid, continues to surprise.
Milner 7. Workhorse, some good crosses, continues to justify his selection.
Carroll 8 (MoM). Workmanlike, fantastic header for the first goal.
Welbeck 7. Not enough overall impact, but great touch for the third goal.
Young 7. Always looks dangerous and creative. Good vision.
Walcott (Sub) 8. Great strike for the second goal, set up the third.
Oxlade-Chamberlain (Sub) 6. Little time to make an impact.
Overall, a good England performance, showing spirit, commitment, desire, urgency, and promise for the future. I think they'll get the point they need against Ukraine, to qualify for the knockout stages.