The Manchester City winger grabbed a rare England start with both hands as he scored the second in a 3-0 win for the hosts.
Deployed in an unfamiliar left-wing role, the 27-year-old was lively throughout and reminded manager Fabio Capello what he can do ahead of the World Cup in the summer.
The former Chelsea player was pleased with his performance, but stressed the need for the fringe men to continue to give Capello selection headaches.
"They made things hard for us but we had to be patient," he said in The Sun.
"Respect to the lads, they kept giving me the ball and I kept picking myself up and going again.
"We've just got to show Fabio Capello what we are capable of."