Cardiff: A 30-year-old England outsider earning just his fifth cap worked in tandem with a teenager making his full international debut to show Fabio Capello how the national team can be reinvigorated.
England completely overwhelmed Wales — despite only winning 2-0 in European Championship qualifying on Saturday — after 19-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere was given the license to roam forward, leaving Scott Parker to provide the defensive shield.
"Scotty did the stuff he's been doing brilliantly for West Ham all season, sitting in front of the back four," fellow midfielder Frank Lampard said. "Jack's shown what he can do with Arsenal and England now. It was nice to play with an extra body in there, to get a bit more possession with a bit of insurance behind you."