So, the nature of England's victory was nothing less than astonishing.
The first half saw Stuart Lancaster's side take the game to New Zealand and, frankly bullied the All Blacks in all aspects of the game.
Predictably, New Zealand proved a tough nut to crack, even when not at their best, and had to rely on two penalties from Owen Farrell in the opening half hour.
However, a drop goal and a third penalty from Farrell saw England open up a decent 12-0 lead at half time.
The interval saw the home crowd dare to dream, and another penalty from Farrell shortly after the restart, further strengthened that belief.
The All Blacks fought back hard, as you would expect. Tries from Savea and Read, both converted by Dan Carter, made the score 15-14 and the tide looked to have turned.
An astonishing few minutes followed, with Manu Tuilagi at the centre of all that was good about England.
He linked with Brad Barritt to put the centre in for the first try, smashed through the New Zealand midfield defence to put Chris Ashton away for the second, and then intercepted Read's pass to score the third himself.
As Twickenham celebrated, there was a flicker of resistance from the All Blacks through Savea's second try, but it was merely a consolation.
Morgan started the match and put in a fine performance. He carried powerfully and did more than his fair share in defence.
Burns replaced Farrell for the last 20 minutes to earn his first cap, and quickly showed the watching rugby world some of the skills that Gloucester fans are so familiar with.
His second touch of the ball saw him attempt a deft chip over the top. But, more orthodox was his sublime ball distribution and solid goal kicking under pressure.
He finished with two penalties, and this first cap will surely not his last.