Roy Hodgson's men secured a crucial victory against Sweden on Friday in a brilliant encounter which had plenty of goals.
England scored the first goal through Andy Carroll's towering header and they went into halftime with their lead intact. However, Sweden hit back with two goals in less than 15 minutes, which prompted the England manager to make the swift substitution of Theo Walcott to his side. Walcott changed the outlook of the game, scoring from the edge of the box to equalize for the Three Lions.
The Arsenal winger then utilized his speed and trickery to good effect as he got to the byline before finding Manchester United's Danny Welbeck with a good pass. Welbeck's clever flick could not be saved by Andreas Isaksson, the Sweden goalkeeper, and England were able to hold on to their lead as they won the game 3-2.
The win puts England in a great position to qualify for the next stage. They only need to draw against co-hosts Ukraine in order to book a berth in the quarter-finals.
After their disappointments under Fabio Capello, England have entered this tournament with realistic expectations and Roy Hodgson has encouraged the team to play with less pressure. Though there is still a long way to go in this tournament, there is evidence that this England team has the ingredients to go all the way and win the Euro Championship.