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England 2-1 Brazil - Top five performers

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It was a memorable night for English football as England claimed a rare but deserved 2-1 win over five-time world champions Brazil at Wembley stadium.

Here is a look at the top five performers from the game.

5. Frank Lampard | England & Chelsea

The Chelsea man still has a huge role to play for both club and country, and he proved it on Wednesday night. He came on in the second half as a substitute for Tom Cleverley, and did what he does best with an impressive goal. He scored the winner from Wayne Rooney's lay-off with a perfect finish any striker would be proud of. Why the Blues continue to refrain from offering him a contract extension after performances like this remains a mystery. 

4. Oscar | Brazil & Chelsea

The Chelsea playmaker was the only Brazilian who impressed on the night. He caused the English defence a number of problems in the first half with his crossing, vision and dribbling, but faded away after the break. Oscar put in a brilliant cross from the right in the first half that saw Neymar blaze over from just three yards. Oscar has the talent and promise to become one of Brazil's main men at the World Cup 2014.

3. Joe Hart | England & Manchester City

The Manchester City shot-stopper hasn't been at his very best this season, but on Wednesday he had one of his better games. He made a brilliant penalty save from Ronaldinho in the first half and followed it up with a brave block to deny the Brazilian superstar from scoring the rebound. Hart was beaten, though, just after the restart but was not at fault for Fred's powerful equaliser. 

2. Wayne Rooney | England & Manchester United

The Manchester United star is finding his form at the right time in the season for both club and country. Lively and busy throughout the game, Rooney led the line with authority, something we don't always see in an England shirt. He scored the first goal of the game with a clinical finish - his 33rd in 79 appearances - and later setup Lampard for the winner.

1. Jack Wilshere | England & Arsenal

The Arsenal midfielder, who was making his first international start since the summer of 2011, delivered an impressive display and lived up to the pre-match hype surrounding him. Wilshere showed maturity beyond his age as he ran the show for the Three Lions in the heart of the midfield. Adding energy to England's midfield while playing a part in both the goals, he was a unlucky to concede the penalty in the first half, but his partnership with Steven Gerrard showed plenty of promise for England manager Roy Hodgson. 

 

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