England rounded off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a drab 1-0 win over Lithuania on Sunday evening, courtesy of a goal from Harry Kane.
Despite another unbeaten campaign under new manager Gareth Southgate, the statistics don't tell the whole story with another succession of dull performances highlighted in the last two games against Slovenia and Lithuania.
Skipper Kane converted his 12th England goal from the spot after Dele Alli was fouled inside the area, but that was as good as it got for the Three Lions, as a much changed side playing in a 3-5-2 formation struggled to penetrate the Lithuanian defence.
Full competitive debuts from the likes of Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Aaron Cresswell and surprisingly Harry Winks saw the youngest England team for 15 years, with Southgate keen to give some fringe players a chance to stake a claim.
However, despite all the debuts and a below-par performance it was a well-known England figure Daniel Sturridge that got social media talking. The Liverpool forward who seems to be edging his way back to full fitness was introduced with just under 20 minutes to play with the hope of sparking some life into the front line.
It wasn't the lively cameo or a goal that caught England supporters eye during his outing but the reason he was the only England player on the pitch that decided to wear gloves in the Lithuanian capital, leading to Sturridge receiving stick on Twitter:
Sturridge for Rashford after 72 minutes. Gloves on for the Liverpool striker...umbrella might be more appropriate.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) October 8, 2017
Sturridge has got gloves on ffs I’m done#LITENG— Ade Jones (@AdeJnadrn854) October 8, 2017
I'd be subbing Sturridge straight back off again for wearing them gloves #LITENG— Jaleh Shoghi (@JalehLShoghi) October 8, 2017
Sturridge about to come on. He's wearing gloves so a nail bed injury doesn't happen.— Seaside Terrier (@SeasideTerrier) October 8, 2017
Sturridge putting his gloves on before coming on. Is he going in goal? #LITENG— -Tony-Watts- (@AntWatts) October 8, 2017
In fairness to Sturridge he was sitting in a seven degree Vilinus watching England struggle to score against a hap hazard Lithuanian defence that no-one knew about for over 70 minutes, it was anything to give anyone the chills.