Danny Welbeck's sublime finish in the 78th minute secured a dramatic win for England and puts them in a strong position to progress from the group stages.
England has always struggled against Sweden, a 'bogey' team if you will, and had never previously beaten them in a competitive match. That all changed last night thanks to a superb cameo from Theo Walcott who scored and created a goal to ensure victory for England.
The game started slowly in the Olympic stadium with Scott Parker's stinging shot being the only notable action in the first 20 minutes, but then the game burst into life when Gerrard crossed from 30 yards and Carroll powered a supreme header into the bottom left corner of the net. Carroll got ahead of his marker and executed his header perfectly giving the keeper no chance.
After the goal Sweden reacted with an immediate counter attack and a period of pressure with star player Ibrahimovic being the catalyst behind this. However, England were able to negotiate safely to half-time without too much worry.