Forget the performance and savour a thrilling game and a fabulous result.
And, in particular, remember the part played by Theo Walcott who scored one goal and made another after coming on as a second half substitute when England looked to be hurtling to defeat.
Walcott has had his critics down the years. He has no football brain say some. Not good enough touch, say others.
Maybe, but he has searing pace. And he has the uncanny knack of making things happen.
And that is why England are still alive in Euro 2012 following a 3-2 victory against Sweden which puts them top of Group D alongside France.
Will they win the tournament? Do not put your house on that. They still give the ball away too much. They still have periods when they look a rag-tag bunch of ordinary footballers.
Some of their work against Sweden was from the Conference compared to the top-flight fare already delivered by Germany and Spain.
Yet no one can fault their hunger or desire, nor their ability to scrap when things are at their darkest.
Let's first applaud manager Roy Hodgson.
He spotted Sweden's weakness. He laid the trap. And it worked like a dream as England went ahead with a header from Andy Carroll, brought in expressly to provide aerial support.
The problem was that Sweden had clearly also done their homework on England and it was the defensive frailties of England in the air which led to Olof Mellberg's two goals.
Yes, England showed more ambition than they did in the 1-1 draw against France.
Not huge amounts of quality, it's true, unless we are talking about the quality of Steven Gerrard's crossing and the odd bit of work from Danny Welbeck.
But any team with realistic notions of progressing deep into the tournament need to score goals. And England certainly managed that.
Let's savour Carroll's goal. One, because it was the one moment of true precision and imagination in a match which contained large swathes of pinball action in which it was a toss up which was the most ordinary side.
Two, because Carroll in full flight is akin to a force of nature. Powerful. Balletic when he leaps. Virtually impossible to mark.
The spark, as so often, came from Gerrard, the captain who invariably lifts the spirits and the quality of players around him.
The cross he swung over right footed from the right hand side was a thing of beauty. Typically Gerrard. Better even than the cross he laid on for Joleon Lescott to score against France
Carroll did the rest, proving that when the correct service is delivered he looks almost worth the fortune Liverpool forked out to Newcastle 18 months ago.
England's problem, of course, is that they do not treasure the football.
They give the ball away too easily, too often. If that sounds like a stuck record then in football terms it is. It goes to the core of England's inability to make an impression at the major tournaments since they reached the semi-finals of Euro '96.
It was the reason a match which they should have strangled after Carroll's opener began to run away with them in the second half.
Okay, Sweden's first goal from Mellberg had a touch of fortune about it, the former Aston Villa defender stabbing home after England had failed to clear in the penalty area.
The second was England at their worst. Another cross flung into the England penalty area and Mellberg rose totally unmarked to head past Joe Hart.
There is no excuse for such slack marking.
At that point it looked as if England might be heading for an early flight home.
But time to applaud Hodgson again.
Enter Walcott as a substitute for James Milner and three minutes later his right foot shot from 25 yards delivered the equaliser and then his surging run and cross saw Welbeck back heel the winner.
Let's not get carried away. Sweden are poor. England were not much better but Wayne Rooney can now return from suspension and things can only get better.
They need to. Fast.