ENG­LAND

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Jor­dan Pick­ford

Per­for­mance mir­rored that of the team. Dom­i­nated in first half and skit­tish after break. Re­deemed him­self with tremen­dous Mandzu­kic stop.

Kyle Walker

Silly yel­low card for time wast­ing and then his de­fen­sive in­stincts were ques­tion­able for lev­eller. A re­cur­ring theme in Russia.

John Stones

Al­most gifted Perisic his sec­ond goal. Pun­ish­ment soon fol­lowed when he crit­i­cally lost Mandzu­kic. Ear­lier header was cleared off the line.

Harry Maguire

Can count him­self very lucky that nei­ther VAR or the on­field of­fi­cials pun­ished his first-half in­jury-time tug on De­jan Lovren.

Jor­dan Hen­der­son

A nag­ging ham­string com­plaint saw Hen­der­son’s in­flu­ence di­min­ish. Did not have phys­i­cal­ity to try and put his foot on the ball after break.

Kieran Trippier

Should have been the hero after beau­ti­ful fifth-minute free-kick. Er­rors soon crept in, how­ever, es­pe­cially when ig­nor­ing Perisic’s run.

Jesse Lin­gard

Was in the team to cre­ate and did not do this. Fur­ther tasked with us­ing en­ergy to dis­rupt Croa­tia and also failed.

Dele Alli

Con­trib­uted to sec­ond­half sur­ren­der, de­spite ear­lier win­ning free­kick for goal. Deep role, like at Euro 2016, did not suit him.

Ash­ley Young

A fifth start of the tour­na­ment proved a bridge too far for the Three Lions vet­eran. Re­moved for Danny Rose.

Harry Kane

Un­be­liev­ably spurned two golden quick-fire ef­forts in first half. Then dropped far too deep in a harm­ful at­tempt to dom­i­nate.

Ra­heem Ster­ling

Was liveli­est player for Eng­land and it was a sur­prise when he was hooked. Still, how­ever, goal­less in Russia. Will come again.

Mar­cus Rash­ford – 6

Showed will­ing­ness, yet the big chance didn’t come his way.

Danny Rose – 7

Made sev­eral driv­ing runs and prob­a­bly should have started this match.

Eric Dier – 6

The penalty hero against Colom­bia didn’t get an­other chance.

Jamie Vardy – N/A

Barely touched the ball when he came on after Trippier’s in­jury.

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