Chief soccer writer Stuart Rayner assesses how each of the Three Lions performed.
Jordan pickford – made two great saves, including an excellent turnaround in the second half 8
Kyle walker – brings real security to the last three 7
Harry maguire – immense whether defending, taking the ball or in set pieces 9
Kieran trippier – contained Robin Gosens well 7
Kalvin phillips – grew up in the game and was more than a “caretaker” 8
Declan Rice – got over a nervous start 7
Luke shaw – crucial part in both goals 8
Bukayo saka – the man who dragged England into the first half, couldn’t do it again when they got off to a bad start in the second half and withdrew 8
Harry kane – subdued for most of the match, then scored the goal that killed him 8
Raheem Sterling – another vital goal 8.
Jack Grealish (by Saka, 68) – the crowd supporter was involved in both goals 7
Jordan Henderson (by Rice, 87) – N / A.
Not used: Henderson, Rashford, Ramsdale, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Mount, Foden, Johnstone, James, Bellingham.
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