Upson scores in England success

Matthew Upson scored his first goal for England and turned in a solid display in a 2-1 friendly win away to Germany on Wednesday night.

The West Ham United centre-back, earning his 12th cap, was the quickest to react in the 23rd minute to poke the ball beyond home keeper Rene Adler from a corner and give the visitors in Berlin a deserved lead. Fabio Capello's men were pegged back in the second half after a mix-up between John Terry and Scott Carson allowed Patrick Helmes to score the equaliser. Terry then made amends in the closing stages with a headed goal from Stewart Downing's free-kick. Scott Parker was an unused substitute.

Speaking of Upson to ITV Sport, Terry agreed his defensive partner was man of the match. "He was different class," Terry said. "He swept up brilliantly, won a lot of headers, a lot of clearances behind. He is great on the ball as well and gave us a goal. He doesn't stop talking, he was fantastic."