England coach Fabio Capello was delighted with victory over Sweden.
England have not lost any of their nine matches in 2011.
And with Sweden beaten, boss Capello said: "Good results are important. I have been especially interested in the last two games we've played against Spain and Sweden. Those were difficult games.
"We're unbeaten in 2011 but that is just a statistic. It will be important now what we do in the Euros, not what we've done this year.
"It's important to beat Sweden after 43 years. But, for me, it was more important to see Phil Jones, Kyle Walker and Jack Rodwell play against a team which is really organised on the pitch and difficult to face.
"These three players played really, really well. I changed the system and played with three midfielders and three forwards. I needed to see Jones in the position where Scott Parker usually plays.
"I think competition to play at the Euros will be really strong.
"These three players are very good technically, very good physically and all three are fast. That is important in modern football."