The Manchester United striker has spent much of the season either on the bench or failing to shine - but during England's match with San Marino, Welbeck looked a constant threat and was arguably England's best player.
The 21-year-old scored two - including a cheeky backheel against the joint worst team in the FIFA World Rankings to help England to a 5-0 win at Wembley Stadium.
It was a surprise to see him start ahead of the prolific Jermaine Defoe but it was even more of a surprise to see him out-perform some bigger names.
The Welsh International winger scored twice to give his country a 2-1 victory over UK rivals Scotland. Whilst Bale being Wales best player wasn't a surprise it was a surprise to see a world-class goal.
It was also a surprise to see Wales manage to recover from their 6-1 defeat in Serbia last time they played a competitive game.
The biggest surprise was Gareth Bale's controversial 'dive' against Scotland in order to win a penalty against the Scots after there appeared to be no contact in the penalty area.
Talking of Wales v Scotland, Steven Fletcher made his return to the International team - but failed to get a goal -a big surprise for the in-form striker.
Fletcher did manage to get the ball in the net but the linesman ruled out the effort. With 5 goals in 7 games for Sunderland, Fletcher would have expected to get a goal.
The headlines were all about Fletcher's return in the build-up but the Scotland man will have to improve to impress for the Scots.