Johnson has been the catalyst for Sunderland’s best form of late and looked as if he could be a Wembley star when he set up Fabio Borini’s early goal.
After that, though, he suffered a nightmare against his former Manchester City team mates.
He said Wembley would be his stage, and with the England boss watching, what better time to make a World Cup statement?
But City tightened up on him so much that by the time he went off with half an hour to go he had found a team mate with only two other passes.
In all he only touched the ball 21 times, losing possession on 13 of those occasions, and got in just one cross.
Were City wrong to sell him? Obviously not!