Paul Robinson made his first start, with Ledley King and Jermain Defoe topping up their international experience in England's thumping 6-1 win over Iceland in Manchester.
Our new goalkeeper - signed from Leeds United last month - won his fifth cap and furthered his reputation before being replaced by former Spur Ian Walker on 61 minutes.
By this time England had already netted four with strikes from Frank Lampard, two from Wayne Rooney and Darius Vassell. Watford striker Heider Helguson scored Iceland's reply. Wayne Bridge and Vassell again completed the scoring.
Ledley King was introduced at half-time and nearly added to the goal tally, his header from a Phil Neville corner headed off the line. Six minutes from time Jermain Defoe won his second England cap and was a threat during his short stint on the pitch.
Elsewhere, Robbie Keane scored the winner as the Republic of Ireland recorded a 1-0 win over Holland in Amsterdam, the striker edging closer to the Irish scoring record with a fine strike on the stroke of half-time. Helder Postiga was also on target for Portugal in their 4-1 win over Lithuania.