Shaw picked out Harry Kane for England’s opener to put the icing on top of another rounded performance at left-back for England.
As for Smalling, his transformation into a top class defender continues to gather pace with each passing game. It really is a remarkable turn-around for a player who many felt was not good enough to cut it at Manchester United after some slow progression over the years.
Tonight was supposed to be all about Wayne Rooney and although he scored a late penalty to become England’s record goalscorer, Shaw and Smalling certainly made a greater impression than the England captain at Wembley.
More importantly from United’s perspective is the fact that all three players came through England’s game against Switzerland unscathed and, so long as there are no problems in training this week (touch wood), they will all be available for the game against Liverpool.
Shaw and Smalling really do look like completely different players from just 12 months ago and their vast improvement is only down to their hard work, so well done to them for putting it in.