Brief cameos of brilliance:
- Lennon will be terrifying full-backs. As a second-half substitute he was magnificent.
- In a two minute second half spell Beckham, by now playing wing-back, ran right back into his own half to make a covering tackle, jinked a wondeful little pass outside a defender but inside the touchline to Lennon and then put across a perfect ball for Crouch to nod home.
- Gerrard's goal.
- Terry was not going to concede a goal.
We may yet stumble in the knockout stage but everything is still fine.