Jamoe Vardy's second goal in the space of four days wasn't enough to stop England losing 2-1 to the Netherlands at Wembley.
After the dramatic turnaround against Germany on Saturday, when England were 2-0 down after an hour in Berlin only to stun the world champions by coming from behind to win 3-2, Roy Hodgson's side hoped to continue their preparations for Euro 2016 successfully on Tuesday night.
Facing a Netherlands team who failed to qualify for this summer's tournament in France, optimism was high after the remarkable victory at the weekend.
A much-changed England team saw Hodgson bring in players such as Jamie Vardy - who scored his first England goal on Saturday with a impudent backheel - Daniel Sturridge, and debutant Danny Drinkwater as he continued to feel out his options ahead of the final squad announcement in May.
In what was in truth a fairly flat affair in the majority, the Three Lions initially showed more encouraging signs and opened the scoring in delightful fashion just before the break as fine work from Adam Lallana sent Kyle Walker scampering away to put the opening goal on a plate for Vardy.
From there, however, things began to go downhill as five minutes after the restart Vincent Janssen equalised from the spot after Danny Rose's handball.
Although both sides had chances to win it, it was the visitors who struck the decisive blow when Luciano Narsingh fired home with 14 minutes remaining after Janssen appeared to have fouled Phil Jagielka in the build-up.
On a night when both countries commemorated Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, here is the story of the 2-1 defeat in photos.