England Women were beaten 2-1 by Germany in a Wembley friendly on Saturday with 77,768 in attendance.
Ellen White drew the hosts level after Alexandra Popp had opened the scoring for Germany, Nikita Parris continuing her poor run from the penalty spot in between.
Klara Buhl notched a later German winner and, although the atmosphere will long be remembered by those in attendance and the significance of the crowd numbers cannot be downplayed, it means England's downturn in fortunes since their run to the semi-finals of the World Cup continues.
In a sense results are secondary at present with Phil Neville's side playing friendlies all the way through to Euro 2021 on home soil but there remains a sense that the team has stalled and not made the progress expected since France 2019.
A last fixture of the year comes in the slightly more prosaic surroundings of Ceske Budejovice and a clash with the Czech Republic on Tuesday evening.