First things first - after my much-publicised criticism of David Beckham, it is only right to say he scored a great goal against Wales.
It was a good day for England and they thoroughly deserved to win
I did say it was three years since he had a really great game for England but that was certainly a really great goal.
Typical Beckham. And just like he used to do it on the Old Trafford stage for Manchester United.
Beckham had a good game and if he can produce goals like that in the future then England may be able to look forward to going even further than the quarter-finals of major competitions.
Having said all that, and while acknowledging this was a highly-professional and
deserved victory for England over a disappointing Wales, the midfield shape is still a problem for me.
I wonder whether Beckham has been told that when the ball is on the left-hand side and England are playing this diamond formation he should drift inside.
This is what he does and it presents the problem of exposing the right-flank - and also robs him of the chance to come in on the end of things on the far post.
It raises the concern that he fills the space that Wayne Rooney needs to get the ball. I am certainly not blaming Beckham for this and would not want people to think I am anti-Beckham in any way, although his booking really was needless.
There was no need to try to exact revenge on Ben Thatcher after hurting himself in a challenge when both players were trying to protect themselves.
It was a good day for England and they thoroughly deserved to win. Wales were severely hampered by the late change, with the withdrawal of Andrew Melville, and England's early goal did nothing for their confidence or their gameplan.
I expected Wales to try to frustrate England, battle and fight their corner. They didn't do any of those things and England went from strength-to-strength after a perfect start.
The three attackers worked well. I thought Michael Owen was very good. He looked sharp and played like he had a point to prove.
Nicky Butt was also excellent, holding it all together. Indeed, the victory was so comfortable that it may even have come as a surprise to England.
You cannot teach what Rooney has - and for that quality to be there in a player so young is rare
Rooney was a key to England's victory.
He was handed what some may regard as an unfamiliar role, playing a deeper role in behind the front two, but he is such a clever player he pulled it off without any problems whatsoever.
What he has when it comes to positional sense is instinctive.
It is no insult to David Moyes or Sir Alex Ferguson but you cannot teach what he has got - and for that quality to be there in a player so young is rare indeed.
He electrified the crowd with one second-half run that ended with a shot wide. It rolled back the years because it was like watching George Best - and on the same Old Trafford stage as well.
Rooney's movement was so good it made life very difficult for his marker Mark
Pembridge and set up plenty of openings for England.
Life was very difficult for Wales, with Owen's movement dragging Wales about, and I would have liked to see Craig Bellamy pushed up a lot closer to John Hartson.
Life was difficult for him on the flank and also for big John up front, although I'm not sure Bellamy would have got any change out of Sol Campbell and Rio Ferdinand in the mood they were in.
It was a disappointing day for Wales because they had high hopes but for England it was a very satisfying win and they will be very happy with seven points from three games.
I think they are already well on their way to sealing qualification for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.