Martin Keown: I'm convinced Hart and Cesar are the best keepers in England and Wilshere played like a Brazilian!
00:14 GMT, 7 February 2013
12:15 GMT, 7 February 2013
There was plenty of talk ahead of the game about the outfield players but it was hard to ignore the goalkeepers once the action started. I saw Joe Hart and Julio Cesar go head to head when Manchester City visited QPR recently and was hugely impressed.
Now I am convinced that they are the two best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Hart did really well to save Ronaldinho’s penalty and then reach the rebound before the Brazilian. Cesar’s stops to defy Wayne Rooney and Gary Cahill were stunning.
The first reminded me of Gordon Banks keeping out Pele. Cesar showed his flexibility and Hart showed fantastic determination. They will be vital for their teams for the remainder of the season.
Safe hands: Joe Hart and Julio Cesar proved themselves to be the best keepers in the Premier League
Glen kept Neymar in his pocket
Glen Johnson has looked nervy at times for England at Wembley in the past. Last night he looked more confident. He was good with and without the ball and kept Neymar quiet when confronted with him. On the opposite side, Ashley Cole looked a bit nervous as he won his 100th cap.
Kept him quiet: Glen Johnson had no trouble dealing with the threat of Brazil's Neymar
Blue is the colour
Six Chelsea players were involved last night — David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar for Brazil, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill for England. They have enough quality to suggest Rafael Benitez’s side should be performing a lot better.
Chelsea connection: Ashley Cole (left) and Oscar were on opposite sides at Wembley
Well done, Frank
To go with some exciting young players,
England have some world-class experienced stalwarts. Frank Lampard’s
goal put him level with David Platt on 27. He’s only three shy of Tom
Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer on 30.
Jumping for joy: Frank Lampard scored England's winner against Brazil at Wembley
Game of two halves for Gary
Gary Cahill was exceptional in the first half, sniffing out danger and accomplished on the ball. He looked far better than he has in a Chelsea shirt this season. But the centre back undid that good work by overplaying for the Brazilian equaliser. He wanted to show that English defenders can play. That should be encouraged but there are moments when you can be too adventurous.
Turn for the worse: Gary Cahill was at fault for Brazil's equaliser at the start of the second half
Jack's like a Brazilian
Jack Wilshere was the best player on the pitch. He looked so full of confidence and carried the game at times. Wilshere always wants to receive the ball, even if he’s under pressure and he is then technically gifted enough to use it in an intelligent way.
Since returning from injury, there was no doubting his ability but he is now fit enough to have the energy to match his technical prowess. The way he has come back from that lay-off to perform at such a level is impressive. We should cherish him.
Running the show: Jack Wilshere was the star of England's midfield as Brazil were overran