On what was expected to be a jubilant occasion for a number of young debutants - Fraser Forster, Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana started for Roy Hodgson's side - it was the South Americans who really impressed.
Alexis Sanchez was the standout for the visitors, scoring twice in a clinical performance, while Gary Medel and Edu Vargas also caught the eye.
For England, Lallana and Wayne Rooney can feel happy with their displays, but a number of players flattered to deceive.
Here is what our man John Cross made of the Three Lions players. Share your views in the comments section below.