Hodgson pleased with 'manner of the win'

England boss Roy Hodgson said his team are "moving in the right direction" after the Three Lions secured only their fourth ever victory over Brazil.

Hodgson, who was facing the five-time world champions for the first time as a manager, said he was "pleased not only with the win, but the manner of the win" after goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard secured the 2-1 victory at Wembley.

We had a mad spell at the start of the second half that put them back in the game but we have to say that we were good value for the win over 90 minutes.

– Roy Hodgson

Gary Cahill had been dispossessed early in the second half as Fred drew Brazil level, while his centre-back partner Chris Smalling faced a few nervous moments at the back.

But Hodgson said it'd be a "pity to judge (their) 95 minutes of the game" on the two incidents, while refusing to discuss whether he would hand Rio Ferdinand a recall, adding:

I'm not sure Rio could have done too much more that the two who played tonight.