Fabio Capello hailed the performance of Phil Jones, Jack Rodwell and Kyle Walker after England beat Sweden for the first time in 43 years.
The young trio - with Walker man of the match - impressed their manager, who revealed "I was looking for something new and I found it."
Last night also saw the Three Lions score their 2000th goal - albeit an own goal, after Gareth Barry's header was deflected into the net.
Elsewhere last night, the Republic of Ireland, Portgual and Croatia all ensured their qualification for next summer's Euro 2012 Championships.
AC Milan vice-president Adrinao Galliani has refused to rule out a January move for Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. (Mirror Football)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made Everton and England midfielder Jack Rodwell his No.1 transfer target. (Metro)
Reports in Italy suggest Arsene Wenger is considering a move for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi next summer. (Caught Offside)
Kenny Dalglish is rumoured to be interested in fellow Scot and Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan, rated at around £10m. (Football Latest)
And finally, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has played down talk of a move for Gareth Bale - saying he would cost too much. (The Telegraph)