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Capello satisfied with England performance

John Terry's first-half header was followed by Steven Gerrard's well-worked second after the break as England put on their best display in three matches under the Italian.

"The England team performed - all the players played very well," Capello told BBC 1.

"In every situation we chose the best way to play - the first 50 minutes the USA pressed a lot, but we played good football.

"Today the team played like in training. The pressing and tackling were very good.

"It's another step forward."

Capello also praised John Terry - wearing the captain's armband for the first time under the former AC Milan boss and on his return to action following last week's heart-breaking Champions League final defeat.

"It made me happy, he is a good captain and it was a good performance," Capello said. "I'm very happy because I saw from him on the pitch what I asked for before the game.

"John Terry is always John Terry, in good moments and bad. He has good charisma for other players, he is a natural leader.

"Gerrard, Rooney, Hargreaves, all of the players played very well.

"It is a step. You have to move on every game."

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