Why Jack Wilshere Was England's Best Player Against Brazil

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalFebruary 6, 2013

England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley on Wednesday night, with goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard taking Roy Hodgson’s team to a morale-boosting victory.

Much of the talk in the build-up was about Brazil’s young star Neymar, but the Santos forward had a quiet night in London and rarely looked a threat to England’s defence.

Arguably the best player on the pitch was Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, who made his first start for England since June 11 and exercised months of frustration with a brilliant performance in the heart of England’s midfield.

Wilshere’s distribution was first-class; he made a number of surging runs and his energy was infectious to the England effort.

In this clip, B/R’s Will Tidey outlines why Wilshere was England’s standout performer in their impressive 2-1 win.