A second-half brace from Jermain Defoe saw England come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
Defoe struck three minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute and levelled half an hour later as Fabio Capello’s side overcame a shocking defensive display in the opening 45 minutes.
Rio Ferdinand and Gareth Barry played woeful back-passes to gift goals to Dirk Kuyt and Rafael van der Vaart as England’s back four made repeated lapses of concentration that were not eradicated even in the second half.
While Capello may be concerned at his side’s defending he will be delighted at the effect of his substitutes, who hinted that there is some quality to England’s squad depth.
Defoe turned in a man-of-the-match performance, James Milner got one assist and terrorised the hosts in his cameo while Carlton Cole and Michael Carrick were impressive in their second-half appearances.