England beat Ireland for the first time since 1985 thanks to goals by Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Anyway tonight's Wembley friendly between England and the Republic of Ireland should not invoke as much derision.
The 25-year-old's recent global performances, coupled with his star performances for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season, have caused many Three Lions fans to appeal for Grealish's inclusion in the starting line-up more often. I think he's a terrific player, and I don't think we're even fighting for the same spot, to be honest. "Of course, as soon as they are turned and running at people, they are a real problem for the opponent".
Gareth Southgate is expected to use the opportunity before the matches against Belgium and Iceland on Sunday and Wednesday to give some of his "possibles" a run-out, hopefully including Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.
"I was very pleased with the way the boys played".
Grealish will be itching to be a part of those games and Southgate appeared to offer him hope of being included when asked why he had opted to take substitute both him and club-mate Tyrone Mings.
"We were a bit slow at the start but that's understandable". We're not blind to a good player.
Southgate had urged England to put the focus back on football after Clarke's self-inflicted demise triggered a "turbulent week" and his team were always in control in their first meeting with the Republic since 2015.
The Manchester United defender headed in his second England goal - following one at the 2018 World Cup - when he met Harry Winks' cross in the 18th minute.
Calvert-Lewin then went close at the end of a slick move and Randolph saved from Maguire before the lively Jack Grealish fed Sancho, who lashed home England's second through the legs of Jeff Hendrick.
Calvert-Lewin made no mistake from the spot, hammering the ball into the top corner for the second goal of his short global career.
'He wanted to nick a couple of goals and assist more.