When England needed someone to deliver, it was her youngest stars who stood up to be counted.
Theo Walcott's cameo appearance kick-started a most unlikely comeback as the Three Lions beat Sweden 3-2 and saved his country from the humiliation of an early exit.
Danny Welbeck's winner, from Walcott's assist, was netted with the confidence of a veteran.
And then there was Andy Carroll, scorer of the opening goal with a header so powerful that it must have come close to tearing a hole in the net.
Roy Hodgson will have an intriguing dilemma. He’ll finally be able to pick Wayne Rooney next Wednesday (Singapore time), when England take on Ukraine in their final group game. But who should he drop?