04/09/2014 04:18 BST | Updated 04/09/2014 04:59 BST

James Milner Hits Awful Pass During England V Norway (Vine)

There was a time in the summer when Arsenal and Liverpool were keen on James Milner. He is coveted no more, though, and the unashamed artisan was at his most laboured against Norway on Tuesday night.

On as a substitute, the England midfielder executed one of the worst cross-field efforts recorded on film, which is already being hailed as the passing equivalent of John O'Shea's shot at West Ham.

It seemed as though Milner and Wayne Rooney were taking turns to pose questions to the 40,000 crowd as to why they had bothered to pay to watch such an insipid England friendly.