Last Updated: 02/06/10 2:47pm
Thanks for joining me for the commentary this evening, I hope you enjoyed the game. I'll see you next time.
It wasn't all plain sailing though and Mexico will perhaps feel aggrieved with the defeat. Fabio Capello will want an improved performance against Japan in Austria at the weekend.
Clumsy foul by Ledley King in the England half. Mexico take it quickly but the Three Lions are back in numbers and quash the threat.
Baines strikes it from the right edge of the area...into the wall! Three minutes added time to be played.
Lennon burns Rodriguez for pace and the Mexican hacks him down. Yellow card and a dangerous free-kick for England.
Rooney finds Adam Johnson in the area, he is having his shirt tugged in the box but doesn't go down, he tries to find Defoe in the middle...but the defender intercepts.
King hacks a clearance straight up in the air and Barrera runs forward, he tries a curling left-foot effort, straight at Hart.
Great effort from Rooney there. At the other end Hernandez tries a crack from long range...wide of the target.
Defoe is fed in but Perez comes out to clear outside the box. It falls to Rooney though who tries a long-range chip....headed off the line!
Pressure from Mexico and England keep trying to run the ball out of defence, to no avail. They just need to keep possession.
Great challenge from Marquez in the middle. Mexico put some pressure on and Blanco crosses from the right...it beats everyone though.
Free-kick given against Gerrard in a dangerous position after a challenge on Blanco. Gerrard looked to get a foot on the ball there.
Barrera beats Baines yet again on the touchline, he flashes it across goal, but no-one can poke it home. Dangerous play though.
Mexico cross from a free-kick down the right, but Hart comes out to claim with confidence. Aaron Lennon is preparing to come on for England.
Barrero beats Baines but Milner manages to clear the danger. Baines has certainly had a tough evening, but he has done ok.
The ball goes right across to the other side of the pitch, and Barrero can't beat Milner...another corner.
Johnson is nearly in....but Salcido gets a vital foot in to concede the corner. Gerrard whips it in but Perez punches clear.
Lucky not to be a red card there after a sweeping counter by England, and it is a free-kick on the edge of the box.
Defoe controls it well and beats a couple of men, but Marquez tackles him on the edge of the box. Barrera then has a pop for Mexico...saved by Hart.
Dos Santos cuts inside on the right and chips a left-foot cross to the backpost, but it beats everyone and flashes out for a goal-kick.
There's a tangle of legs between Rooney and the defender but no foul says the referee, much to the annoyance of Rooney.
Mexico attack and the substitute Barrera has a crack from the edge of the area...saved comfortably by Hart.
Nice play from Gerrard and Rooney, but the Liverpool man was just eased off the ball on the edge of the area by the defender.
Gerrard feeds in Walcott wide, who lays it back to Gerrard who tries a curling effort...onto the roof of the net.
Steven Gerrard has taken the captain's armband and his club team-mate Carragher has been solid so far in the heart of defence.
Great break forward from Baines and England put some pressure on. Walcott flashes a lovely ball across the face of goal but it beats everyone.
The ball is played over the top for Vela, but it runs away from him. Walcott was down after that Johnson goal by the way, but he was able to get up and continue.
So, England's two-goal lead is restored, but can Mexico respond? They are knocking it around in midfield well but no penetration as yet.
What a goal from Johnson! A mazy run forward and a great strike with his left-foot, which flew into the net!
So, a few changes then. How will the returning Jamie Carragher do, and can Man United signing Hernandez make an impact?
Well what will the changes be at the break, if any? Robert Green is probably the only player that shone in the opening period.
Jose Silva is not the only Mexican Premier League fan!..."Please tell Jorge Garcia that he is not the only Mexican born EPL fan. There are many of us who are up early on weekends to watch the matches. Jose Silva - Mexican born, Chicago based Liverpool supporter. YNWA!"
Matt Smith reckons: "Carrick should not be in the 30, let alone the finals squad. Walcott quick with no end result - like gabby (agbonlahor), and like gabby he should be at home with his feet up when England start in South Africa! Green must be 3rd choice, King too, despite the goal. Lots of chanes at half time and in the next game i hope!!"
David Lees: "As a Scot with no real interest in England (unless they get beaten of course, then I'm high as a kite!) I think this friendly has been massively overblown. I think Fabio Capello already has his team written down and will stick to it no matter what happens tonight."
Lee Williams says: "Do not know the logic in having the first choice players playing tonight, could of rested Green for Hart, Crouch and Rooney for Heskey and Bent, Carragher in for Ferdinand, giving them 45 mins to impress is slightly unfair and although John Terry will replace King for the first game what happens if Glen Johnson gets injured to not give Carra more then an hour makes no sense...But as always all my faith is in Fabio and it will continue to be now and throught the world cup. COME ON ENGLAND!!"
I wonder how many changes we'll see at the break? Get in touch and share your views by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The referee blows for half-time. 2-1 the score at the break, and despite the lead, not a great performance from England.
Marquez gets the header on target from the corner, Baines headed it off the line, but Franco nodded it in from close range! 2-1!
Ferdinand scrambles it away and Gerrard wins a free-kick on the touchline. But he can't take it quickly.
So the half draws to a close, and despite the scoreline, Capello will not be overly happy with the display.
King does really well to wrap his foot around a low cross...there was no attacker behind him, but he wasn't to know that.
Mexico try and put some pressure on and Salcido has another crack from long range...straight at Green.
The ball comes out to Carrick who loops it over for Walcott, but his cross from the by-line is deflected away.
Theo Walcott is down injured and there a few worried faces out there for a moment...but he gets up and is able to continue.
The shot comes in from outside the area...Green loses it...but there is no danger and he can pick it up.
Corner to Mexico after King came across well. They take it short but England do well to clear the danger.
Looking at a replay of that Crouch goal, it looked to go in off his arm. But it would have been difficult to see from the referee's point of view.
Chance for Vela...palmed away by Green! The defence went asleep but Vela hit it straight at the keeper, who stood up well.
Crouch scrambles it home after a cross from Gerrard - Rooney powered the header at goal and the rebound flew into the air, but Crouch got it home.
Lovely ball from Rooney to Crouch and Rodriguez has to head behind with the tall striker ready to pounce.
Green comes to claim a cross, but Mexico are bossing the game at the moment. England's midfield is all over the shop - Milner and Carrick have been nowhere.
Well, Vela has missed a great chance and Salcido hits the post - how England are winning here I don't know.
Salcido hits the post! He has a crack from the edge of the area...blocked by Milner...he has another curler, but it hits the woodwork!
Mexico cut through England like a knife through butter there after Baines missed the interception. Franco has a shot now...charged down by Ferdinand.
Salcido has a header from inside the box...but Green saves. The flag goes up for offside anyway, as he was past the last defender when the initial shot deflected up off Ferdinand.
Walcott picks the ball up in midfield after a loose pass. He beats the defender but yet again he wastes it by passing to Rooney in an offside position.
The corner is cleared by Ferdinand but still Mexico press. Another firm header from England - this time King in the way.
Pressure from Mexico. Salcido catches Walcott ball-watching and fires it across goal. It beats everyone but Mexico win corner from another cross.
Rooney is undoubtedly the key man for England. All Three Lions fans will be praying he doesn't get injured.
Great challenge Rodriguez! Rooney picked it up near the half-way line and drove forward after an excellent touch and turn, but the Mexico defender slid in brilliantly in the box.
Dos Santos whips it in from the left but there is no-one in the middle. England are getting a bit tighter in defence now.
Well England don't really deserve to be leading tonight, but can they now settle down and play some football?
Osorio crosses for Vela but the Arsenal man can't get enough purchase on his header and it goes straight up in the air.
Gerrard whips the corner in deep, Crouch knocks it back and King glances the header in! 1-0 England!
Walcott is in space but instead of taking on the defender, England fo all the way back to the defence. Steven Gerrard comes back into the game.
Gerrard clashes heads with Juarez and there is blood on his face. He comes off to receive treatment.
Pressure from Rooney and Rodriguez concedes the throw. Carrick then gives it away and Mexico retain the ball once more. Good defending King to sheperd it back to Green with Dos Santos prowling.
Milner comes forward and crosses for Crouch...it just evades his head though and the keeper scrambles it away.
Mexico flash it across goal....but there is no-one there to tuck it home! Milner and Baines should have done more to prevent the cross there.
England can't quite find their tempo at the moment. They give it away though Carrick and Mexico have a crack...deflected wide from Dos Santos.
Good play from Mexico outside the area and they knock it around comfortably. But England are pretty solid and they are not broken down.
Gerrard is found by Crouch and England are two on one, but the Liverpool skipper cannot find Rooney in the middle.
Franco turns and gets away from King inside the area...the shot comes in but he slices it wide. Lovely swivel from the West Ham man.
Bright start here and Walcott will be disappointed with his delivery there. He has to do better than that after a good run.
Walcott is found by Milner and he is in oceans of space. He goes past his man but his cross is poor and intercepted. Mexico break and they have men over, but the move breaks down and Robert Green can calm the situation.
Amrish writes: "I hope we'll see more of the Spurs boys in the second half. Huddlestone and Lennon definitely deserve at least 30-45 mins to try and impress. Glad to see that Capello has put his faith in Ledley for this game. I have no doubts that he could be a key player for England this summer. Maybe even a first cap for Dawson tonight, depending on how the game's going."
Mexican Jorge Garcia says: "Being the only supporter that loves the EPL and born in Mexico. Mexico is taking a real defensive approach to this game. Dont know why they didnt start that new signing for Man U. Mathew Upson should get a better start rather then old ledley king."
Sukhy says: "i think as a man u fan that rooney will be a goal scorer even though we have a weak line up."
Mina is surprised Lennon has been left out: "i dunno why capello insists on playing walcott eachtime and start with him, when he played against egypt he was just running with no real effect, but now lennon is ready and can play so why he is left out!!"
Craig Lawson: "Surely capello should of chosen Darren bent? Rooney and Crouch will be guarenteed a place in the 23 man squad! would of made sense to give the lad a chance. Perhaps the local newspapers are correct and he really is injured."
Mark Waters writes: "Carrick needs to run his socks off tonight if he wants to go to South Africa. He has had a bad season and looks to be the weakest midfield player in the England squad. He has the ability but does he have the desire and fight in him? I think England will get 3 goals from the forwards and one more from a defender tonight."
Sandipan from London reckons: "I think players like Joe Hart, Adam Johnson, Michael Dawson and Scott Parker should have got a start, but now seeing the line-up, they really should get a chance in the second half! They really do deserve it! Let's hope they're on the bench at least."
I agree with you Jamie, I do feel sorry for Joe Hart, but I'm sure he will get his chance at some point tonight - hopefully half-time. Green will be hoping for a solid showing with no howlers.
Jamie O'Connor reckons: "I think Capello should have opted for Joe Hart to start an play all 90mins in goal. He's been by far the best GK in the Prem this season, whereas Green had an average season. He knows what Green is about. What happened to this rule of having no favourites?"
Prajwal emails to say: "I'm more interested to see javie mexican striker, as I'm Man U fan. Hart has to be given a chance. This england starting line-up looks very weak, I feel like mexico will give big shock to england by 1-0 win, red devil on score sheet, I hope I'm wrong."
This Mexican side will be tough to beat tonight - as always they are sure to be tough in the tackle and with the likes of Vela, Dos Santos and Franco in the team, they have flair going forward.
MEXICO: Perez, Juarez, Rodriguez, Osorio, Salcido, Aguilar, Marquez, Torrado, Dos Santos, Vela, Franco.
David Beckham is here of course, I'm sure he wishes he was playing, but Becks may have an important role to play this summer nonetheless.
What do you think on Capello's selection? Should Tom Huddlestone and Aaron Lennon be starting? Get in touch and share your views.
Leighton Baines wins his second cap at left-back ahead of Stephen Warnock. Further forward, Michael Carrick and James Milner are paired together in central midfield, flanked by Theo Walcott and Steven Gerrard. There is also an opportunity for Peter Crouch to extend his impressive record of 20 goals in 37 international appearances alongside number one striker Wayne Rooney.
Ledley King ends a three-year England exile as he is paired with new skipper Rio Ferdinand in central defence. The Tottenham captain won the last of his 19 caps against Estonia in 2007, since then his career has been badly affected by chronic knee problems. However, he is said to have impressed during last week's World Cup training camp in Austria and with all five players involved in the FA Cup final missing out, King has been asked to step in for John Terry. There is no place in the starting line-up for another returning international as Glen Johnson beats Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher to the right-back slot.
ENGLAND: Green, Johnson, Ferdinand, King, Baines, Walcott, Milner, Carrick, Gerrard, Crouch, Rooney.
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Then there's the issue of the pitch. The surface at Wembley has occupied more column inches than the game itself - hopefully we won't see any injuries on it this evening.
This could be a massive night for a number of players in Fabio Capello's 30-man preliminary squad. He will trim it down to 23 on 1st June, so now is the time to impress.