By Jamie Smith
Frank Lampard headed in from close range to help England beat world and European champions Spain 1-0 at Wembley.
Darren Bent's header had beaten Pepe Reina and bounced back off the post, but Lampard – captain for the night in the absence of his Chelsea team-mate John Terry – nodded in the rebound from a yard out.
Spain had much of the possession during the game, but were unable to create many chances against a resolute England, with Scott Parker in tremendous form in the midfield.
Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka were also excellent in the defence, giving Capello options ahead of the European Championships in Poland the Ukraine next summer.
Controversy is currently surrounding Terry as a result of allegations he made a racist remark towards Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's recent defeat at Queens Park Rangers, while long time England colleague Rio Ferdinand has injury problems.
Jack Rodwell and Kyle Walker both came on for their full England debuts in a good night for Fabio Capello, who was missing his son's wedding back in Italy to attend the match.