Capello Misses Son's Wedding to Lead England to Victory

Fabio Capello, England Manager

England 1-0 Spain

England's manager wore a carnation spray for his son's big day as well as a remembrance poppy for Veteran's Day.

Capello said: 'This was a really good moment for me with my son getting married and England winning.'

"It is important for the squad and the fans to find confidence when we beat the world champions," said Capello.

The England team won without captain John Terry and best player Wayne Rooney.

Scott Parker played well along with Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka.

Capello praised man-oft-he-match Scott Parker as 'now one of the best midfielders in the world'.

'Our young players played really well and with heart and confidence,' said Capello.

'They will be very important for the European Championship. They played without fear and, physically and technically, I can see they are good enough to play with the seniors.'

Frank Lampard scores for England

Frank Lampard, England’s stand-in captain, scored the only goal of the match today between England and world champions, Spain.

Frank Lampard, standing in as captain for Chelsea team-mate John Terry, said: 'That was a night I'll never forget. I'm definitely keeping the armband. It may be the last time I captain England but I don't care really now I've done it at Wembley.

'I missed a couple of matches for England and Chelsea early in the season but I kept believing in myself.'

While the Chelsea midfielder's goal was his 23rd for England, he admitted: 'It was exciting to get it but it was also the easiest goal I've scored. It's great to beat the best in the world but we have to be realistic - they dominated.'

"The centre-halves played fantastically," said Capello. ‘When Spain tried passes through, they were in the right positions. They played with big confidence and if you don’t play like that against Spain, it’s impossible."

‘But the most important performances I saw this evening was the performance of Jack Rodwell and the performance of Danny Welbeck. These are really, really good young players.

‘I saw also Kyle Walker when he played. These players will be really important for the European Championship because I saw they played without fear and with personality, and physically and technically they are good to play in the squad.’

‘The England side today carried out the manager’s orders to the letter,’ he said. ‘That was tactically perfect.’

England: Hart, Glen Johnson, Lescott, Jagielka, Cole, Walcott (Downing 46), Jones (Rodwell 56), Parker (Walker 85), Milner (Adam Johnson 76), Lampard (Barry 56) Bent (Welbeck 63).

Booked: Milner.

Goal: Lampard 49.

Spain: Casillas (Reina 46), Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos (Puyol 74), Jordi Alba, Busquets (Torres 64), Alonso, Xavi (Fabregas 46), Iniesta (Santi Cazorla 74), Silva (Mata 46), Villa.

Booked: Ramos, Fabregas.

Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium).

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