England conjure up right result

England 3 Croatia 1AS an occasion it was pretty special, even if the game was by no means a classic.But correct me if I'm wrong here – haven't we had to endure many more mundane international friendlies than last night's contest proved to be?It was actually quite entertaining, even if England's defending in the latter stages of the first half left a lot to be desired.

By Mel Henderson

England 3 Croatia 1

AS an occasion it was pretty special, even if the game was by no means a classic.

But correct me if I'm wrong here – haven't we had to endure many more mundane international friendlies than last night's contest proved to be?

It was actually quite entertaining, even if England's defending in the latter stages of the first half left a lot to be desired.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story

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