Fabian Delph captained the Three Lions for the first time and he described the experience after the match as “something I’ll remember for the rest of my life”.
The 28year old Manchester City FC player was the oldest player in the starting eleven as the won comfortable 3-0 against the United States at Webley playing some entertaining football in a friendly match that celebrated Wayne Rooney with his final(120th) appearance.
Wayne Rooney came on as a second-half substitute replacing a former Manchester United teammate Jese Lingard in the iconic number 10 jersey and was handed over the captains armband.
Gareth Southgate gave three young players namely Alex McCarthy, Lewis Dunk and Callum Wilson their England debuts.
The manager said after the match “we had a glimpse of the future and were able to get Wayne on to show some wonderful touches”.
“We had a really inexperienced team out there, so they’ve come through and learned a lot and we’ve paid our respect to one of our greatest ever players”
Wayne Rooney almost scored in the dying minutes of the game only for the outstretched right arm of Guzan to deny him his 54th goal in a Three Lions shirt.