Everton and England defender Phil Jagielka praised the efforts of the midfield trio during the 1-1 draw with World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana on Tuesday night.
Jagielka lined up in a much-changed England team that took the lead at the end of the first half through Andy Carroll, before allowing a 91st minute equaliser by Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan.
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry was handed the captain's armband in John Terry's absence and Jagielka was quick to acknowledge he and his team-mates' contributions in a lively friendly.
"Gareth Barry came in as captain and led by example," he said.
"Jack [Wilshere] carried on from where he left off at Cardiff and obviously Milner came in and did a fantastic job as well.
"The boss has played two of the same formations the last two games and it’s worked out quite well."
The result comes three days after a comfortable 2-0 win over Wales in Cardiff that put England top of European Championship qualifying Group C with half of the games played.
England now face a home qualifier against Switzerland in June before travelling to Bulgaria in September. Sandwiched in-between those two games is a friendly at home to Holland.