Untied duo Rooney and Young stared for England as Rooney scored a brace and could have had many more. Downing also came on and hit the post whilst Johnson and Milner came off the bench and also looked sharp. The match was a success for England as the media also got behind the 3 lions with a positive outcome for the future predicted.
In the Oceania World Cup Qualifiers, Australia came from behind to defeat Thailand 2-1 in Brisbane. The match started bad for Australia with Thailand scoring early to possibly cause a major upset until Australia found their way, scoring 2 relatively late strikes to save any blushes.