It was the sort of uninspired dreary performance we have come to expect from England under Sven. The big talking point will be Beckham's sending off. I'm not normally far from the front of the queue to criticise the massively over-publicised pretty boy but in this case I thought he was harshly done by. OK, book him for the arm in the face - professionals who claim it is impossible to jump up in the air without using your arms would have been amazed by a photo I used to have of Les Ferdinand as my Windows wallpaper - he was about 4 feet off the ground with his arms down by his side - but the second booking was very harsh.
Still, it gave someone else a crack at the free kicks and so we got shots on target instead of eye-catching swerving, dipping efforts that somehow always seem to go a few inches over the bar. It looks to me that Lampard is ready to take over the old Beckham role and the sooner Sven gets used to it, the better. Not that I am saying we should drop Beckham - he works hard, passes well and sells shirts - but I think having him as the captain is counter-productive.
Other than that, I thought Luke Young and Joe Cole did well. Neither is going to make a World XI or even a Europe XI but they did a decent job today.
Perhaps I should write about the Northern Ireland vs Wales game? A very entertaining match, full of drama - though drama of the Sylvester Stallone type for the most part.
But no. Peter Ustinov is on the telly. Well, his ashes are (boom, boom!) and so I am going to sign off.