England got a small element of revenge for their defeat in the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 as they came from behind to defeat Italy in Bern, Switzerland.

Phil Jagielka had put England back on level terms following Daniele De Rossi's early opener, before Jermain Defoe stole the show with a stunning late strike.

It had been less than two months since the two sides faced off in Kiev, with Italy dominating but needing penalties to move on in the competition before eventually falling to Spain in the final.

Both sides were virtually unrecognizable from that day, though, as they lined up at the Wankdorfstadion with a host of changes. England were skippered by Frank Lampard and had 19-year-old Jack Butland starting in goal. Italy, meanwhile, featured a pair of forwards making debuts of their own in Stephan El Shaarawy and Mattia Destro.

The result looked like it would got the same way, however, as Italy took a 15th minute lead.

Alessandro Diamanti, scorer of the winning penalty in Kiev, whipped an enticing corner in allowing the experienced De Rossi to get the better of Michael Carrick and rise to head the ball past Butland.

To the delight of coach Roy Hodgson, England would bounce back as they equalized from a corner of their own just before the half-hour mark.

Lampard drifted an out-swinging corner in from the right and Phil Jagielka just got ahead of his marker to dive and produce a fine header low into the far corner.

In what was technically a home game for the Three Lions, they got a brilliant winner to delight their traveling fans 11 minutes from the end.

James Milner drifted forward into space through the midfield before laying it forward to Defoe. The Spurs man turned back inside and manage to manufacture half a yard of space to produce a stunning strike into the far corner past Salvatore Sirigu. It was a wonderful strike by someone so often overlooked both for England and Tottenham, though Sirigu looked disappointed with his efforts.


England 0-1 Italy (Friendly) by goalsarena2012-3


England 1-1 Italy (Friendly) by goalsarena2012-3


England 2-1 Italy (Friendly) by goalsarena2012-3