HOW THEY RATED: Mark Plum­mer’s Eng­land rat­ings

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

DAVID JAMES...............................................6 One of few to emerge with any credit at all. Even he should have done bet­ter with the third goal. GLEN JOHN­SON...........................................3 I hereby is­sue an apol­ogy to all read­ers for sug­gest­ing last week that he was sort­ing out his de­fen­sive frail­ties. He had an ab­so­lute stinker. ASHLEY COLE ...............................................3 Widely re­garded as one of the best play­ers in his po­si­tion in world foot­ball. Not on this ev­i­dence though as he was mullered by Muller. JOHN TERRY.................................................3 Can never pre­vi­ously have pro­duced a per­for­mance as poor as this. Ac­count­able for first two Ger­man goals and gen­er­ally all over the place. MATTHEW UP­SON .......................................3 Was a com­plete shambles from start to fin­ish. Only thing he did right was head our goal, but that was nowhere near enough to can­cel out the chaos at the other end. JAMES MIL­NER ............................................5 The star turn against Slove­nia never got into the game. Spot­ted de­liv­er­ing one good cross and then be­ing sub­sti­tuted. GARETH BARRY............................................4 Oh dear, oh dear. Failed mis­er­ably in his mid­field screen­ing role as the classy Ozil and Sch­we­in­steiger con­trolled the game. Gave de­fence no pro­tec­tion what­so­ever. FRANK LAM­PARD.........................................6 Just about the best of a bad bunch. Pro­vided an at­tack­ing threat, scored a per­fectly good ‘goal’ and thumped the bar with a free-kick. STEVEN GER­RARD.......................................5 Looked more dan­ger­ous from the left than in re­cent games, but guilty of squan­der­ing far too many good po­si­tions with glory balls and ridicu­lous shoot­ing at­tempts. A threat when a team plays well – a pas­sen­ger when it doesn’t. Com­pletely anony­mous apart from head­ing against the bar from an off­side po­si­tion. Sub­sti­tutes JOE COLE (for Mil­ner) EMILE HESKEY (for De­foe) SHAUN WRIGHT-PHILLIPS (for John­son)

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