Match-winner Danny Welbeck praised the spirit in the England camp as they came from behind to eliminate Sweden from Euro 2012.
England were the better side in the first half and deservedly led through Andy Carroll's header only to be stunned by two Olof Mellberg goals after the break.
But substitute Theo Walcott levelled and then his cross from the right was superbly back-heeled into the back of the net by the Manchester United striker for the winner in Kiev's Olympic Stadium.
A delighted Welbeck said: "I'm happy with the finish and to get the three points, but it's quite disappointing to let two goals in at the start of the second half.
"I think we came back well and stuck together and our team spirit showed. When we went behind we still had the belief there and the team spirit showed through.
"We stuck together and the team spirit has shone through. We all know the ability Theo has got and that's the same right across the squad, so whoever comes on the pitch is going to make a difference. I'm very happy for Theo.
"We'll get back to Poland, get our recovery done, and obviously turn our attention to the Ukraine. We'll go on from there and try to get three more points."