The British press has always downplayed the skills and accomplishment’s of Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he has never played well against an English team.
Well that all changed in Stockholm tonight as Ibra scored all four goals, including a goal of the season overhead kick, to give England boss Roy Hodgson his first defeat over 90 minutes as England manager.
After a pretty boring timid opening the game was brought to life on 20 minutes with Sweden’s first goal. Martin Olsson was too strong for Raheem Sherling and his cross was converted at the second attempt by Ibrahimovic, after Caulker had blocked his first effort.
Their lead lasted only 15 minutes when Ashley Young’s cross was converted Danny Welbeck.