On the ball: The pitch wasn't great, but nothing could stop the mighty Zlatan
00:19 GMT, 15 November 2012
There were some problems with the pitch cutting up but not for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He was skating over it at times. We've concentrated on what he can't do – why DO we do that – but I'd love for him to play in the Premier League.
The skill in his opener, shaping his foot, was wonderful.
Simply brilliant: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four exceptional goals against England, including a wonderful fourth
Don't underestimate the quality in that as we all focus on his ridiculous fourth. No 1 was more than a toe poke.
The man can stroll through matches at times, but he turned it on here.
Don't try it at home
Kids will often head for the playground to emulate their heroes – I know I did.
When Lionel Messi conjures something amazing, kids rush to get a ball or turn on their computer games.
But how do you replicate that Ibrahimovic goal. Don't try it at home, unless you're on a bouncy castle.
I wish he was English, but we don't have a single player like him.
He's been called the Swedish Cantona for his swagger, but he's quicker than the former Manchester United striker and last night the world woke up to the mighty Zlatan.
Stealing the show: Ibrahimovic fittingly shone at the curtain-raiser of the Friends Arena
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool was impressive.
I can see him overtaking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott within a year.
He has quick feet, tiny steps and explosive pace. But he is intelligent and strong and demands the ball. He will only get better.
Leon Osman can be pleased with his night's work, too.
At this level, international football is about keeping the ball and he did that. He settled into the game and got better the longer the night went on. Well done to him.
I picked out Steven Caulker at the start of the season as one of my 10 to watch, but I didn't expect him to be making his England debut so quickly.
Happy debuts: Leon Osman (right) looked accomplished in the centre of England's midfield
He didn't look out of place last night and scored the goal to give England a 2-1 lead.
He was unfortunate for Sweden's first goal and will learn from playing against quality like Ibrahimovic last night and Sergio Aguero last Sunday.
This is a fast-track development for him, but it shows the benefit of sending players out on loan to gain experience.
Caulker went to Swansea for a season and so when he returned to Tottenham, the boy became a man.
Well done, Young
Ashley Young hasn't been firing for a while and has become obsessed with cutting in from the left and sending over an inswinger with his right foot.
That's what Sweden expected last night as he approached the left flank, but he surprised the full back and the central defence by going on the outside and trusting his left foot.
The cross was terrific and his Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck did the easy bit.
It seems like such a long time ago but it was a good moment for England.
Well done: Ashley Young surprised the Sweden defenders with a new approach
Keep an eye out
Keep your eye out for how many players who pulled out injured last night will be hopping around, playing for their clubs this weekend.
I can't believe playing for England means so little to some.
I liked it that the England manager, Roy Hodgson, didn't make wholesale changes at half-time.
It gave the three starting debutants a chance to spread their wings.
It was only when the changes were made that England were opened up.
My sympathies to Ryan Shawcross. He had to face the unstoppable Zlatan.