They also had not been really challenged since their tournament opener against South Africa four weeks ago and fans were concerned they could be underprepared for the intensity of a World Cup knockout match.
Robbie Henshaw gave his side a face-saving try moments after he squandered a gilt-edged opportunity while referee Nigel Owens also awarded them a penalty try and sinbinned Todd for a professional foul.
It was a night of raw emotions for the three Barrett brothers, also including second-row Scott, after they lost their grandfather Ted earlier in the week.
"It has been an emotional week for my family", Beauden talked about, tearing up, as he aloof his man-of-the-match award.
"We played an attacking style of rugby, which really threatened the English there today", Hooper said.
Last autumn Chris Ashton scored the opening try within a minute and England missed out on victory only after Sam Underhill's late try was controversially ruled out.
"We have been doing a lot of work to make sure we understood from a market perspective who we think the right coaches could be for Rugby Australia and who might be available, and so that work has been done and continues to be done and so that will be part of the review process".
"We did what's needed. We had the lead and obviously Australia were throwing everything at us", Farrell said. "We wished to play the sport at our high-tail no longer theirs, and we did that in the 2nd half".
New Zealand thrashed Ireland 46-14 just a few hours after England cruised by Australia, condemning the Irish to their seventh World Cup quarter-final exit.
Australia regarded harmful early on but England seized the advantage with Might per chance doubtless well additionally neutral's like a flash strive double. "It's not given to a lot of people and I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour".
Elliot Daly, under a bit of pressure, knocked on 40 metres from his own line and slick use of the resulting turnover ball gave Marika Koroibete the space to burn off Daly and register only the third try against England in this Cup.
However England hit assist almost straight away when Farrell picked out Sinckler with a bullet inch and the prop burst by a hole for his first worldwide strive.
Although it was prefaced with "I appreciated the time-frame", it was pointed out that Cheika had previously said he would not seek re-appointment if Australia failed to win the World Cup.