Here's the thing. The scheduling of this match was, frankly, a disgrace.
It's difficult enough travelling to New Zealand with a full strength squad but to be expected to play a test without so many first choice players was utterly ludicrous.
The fact that England made such a good fist of it is a credit to the players and the coaching staff - no thanks at all to the numpties at the RFU who agreed to the tour schedule and the hawks at the NZRU who insisted on it.
The All Blacks remain favourites for a 3-0 series win, but it should now get very interesting.