In the end it was a relatively comfortable victory but not as comfortable as the scoreline would suggest.
The Twitter reaction was mixed: how much can be taken from that game?
In England’s last friendly before the World Cup, they won 3-0 against Peru.
Yet doubts still remain about the quality of the team, with Glen Johnson and Danny Welbeck coming in for particular criticism. And what of supposed talisman Wayne Rooney? A subdued performance tonight led many to suggest perhaps he didn’t deserve a starting spot when England play Italy in their WC opener.
Cahill & Jagielka add extra gloss to an underwhelming England win. Yes, it was 3-0 but there is a lot of work to do.
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) May 30, 2014
All over. England 3 Peru 0 in last home game before World Cup. The next time they play here they could be world champions…
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 30, 2014
FT: England 3 Peru 0. More questions than answers, as always. Still a work in progress. Lovely goal from Sturridge.
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) May 30, 2014
@barneyronay manufacturing significance out of an almost entirely insignificant game. Oh, we've all been there.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 30, 2014
Same old – England look most dangerous from set pieces. Encouraging goal from Sturridge, pretty worrying display from Johnson. Uninspiring.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) May 30, 2014
England beat Peru 3-0. Have now won their last 7 friendlies on English soil before embarking for a major tournament (WC + ECh) overseas.
— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) May 30, 2014
Nice send off that for England, 3-0! Roll on the World Cup!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 30, 2014
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 30, 2014