Good day: Mark Wilson
■ Ordinarily a blindside flanker, the Newcastle Falcons forward was a surprise pick at No8 but, in only his fifth Test and first on home soil, he proved a revelation, earning man-of-the-match for the victors.
Bad day: Jonny May
■ Made a raft of uncustomary errors, especially in the first half. Has plenty in the bank with Eddie Jones but with Chris Ashton back in the ranks will want to make sure he quickly returns to his best against the All Blacks.
Key moment: 71st minute
■ That South Africa scrum on their own five-metre line when England - under real pressure in that set-piece during the first half - turn the screw and force a penalty that Owen Farrell converts to give his side the lead.
Ref watch: Angus Gardner
■ Controlled matters well generally but all eyes were on him when South Africa really should have had a penalty for Owen Farrell’s hit on Andre Esterhuizen.
■ England fought tooth and nail for this victory and deserved the spoils but the Springboks will be wondering just how they did not make more of all that first-half domination and, crucially, get that penalty at the death.