Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has enjoyed a spectacular season at Anfield, and many England fans had tipped him to replace Wayne Rooney as the focal point of the England attack at this summer's World Cup.
But against Honduras, the Reds striker was not his usual prolific self, missing three gilt-edged chances in a match that ended goalless.
In what was an attacking line-up, Sturridge started up front with the trio of Rooney, Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck playing behind him. But while the chances were made they were not dispatched as Roy Hodgson would have hoped.
Sturridge had three shots in total, but not one was on target. He also failed to make a single key pass and had a pass completion rate of 76%.
As you would expect from the 24-year-old, he went on two dribbles but neither led to a goal, and his overall performance led some England fans to wonder if it was just a bad day at the office and others to question if Sturridge is the same player without a strike-partner.
A quick look at Sturridge's goal-scoring attempts to on-target attempts last season shows that he hit the target on average 1.45 times for every 3.41 shots. Against Honduras this dropped to zero from three attempts.
But his form for the majority of last season suggests we should not lose faith just yet. After all, better Sturridge delivers a performance like Saturday's now rather than during the World Cup itself.
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After the game, we took to Twitter to see what some of the fans thought about the Liverpool man's performance, and you can find a selection of what we discovered below:
Sturridge lacking without strike partner. Three goal scoring opportunities squandered .— Mike Robertson (@mrmistermr) June 8, 2014
Still convinced Sturridge will not score a goal and England don't make it out the group— James Wilkinson (@jdubs36) June 8, 2014
Sturridge has had the worst game of his career.— Lee Clayton | 61K (@_LeeClayton) June 7, 2014
Nice to see Sturridge has improved. Still don't see the hype. Lazy, can't pass, doesn't pass, average shooter & greedy.— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) June 7, 2014
Rooney and Sturridge up front 4-3-1-2. I could do Roy's job no danger— Dave McGahey (@DaveMcgahey) June 8, 2014
Just watched the England game...we seem to have taken Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge instead of Liverpools Daniel Sturridge #worrying— Perry Burton (@perryburton28) June 8, 2014