Seb Larsson

Larsson plays in Sweden win

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by Stuart Vose

Midfielder starts as Ibrahimovic inspires Swedes.

Seb Larsson and Sweden gained a measure of revenge over England last night.

The Swedes, who lost to Roy Hodgson's side at Euro 2012, ran out 4-2 winners over the Three Lions in Malmo.

Larsson played 85 minutes and witnessed a moment of footballing genius from forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored all of his side's goals.

Ibrahimovic had already netted a hat-trick to establish a 3-2 lead before crowning the victory with an amazing overhead kick from 30 yards.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart headed the ball clear outside his area but could only watch as Ibrahimovic looped a stunning effort over his head and into the net.

Coach Erik Hamren later described the goal as “like watching a video game.”

Larsson will now return to Wearside ahead of Sunday's game against Fulham at Craven Cottage.