England player ratings: Rashford gives Hodgson Euro dilemma

Date published: Friday 27th May 2016 10:05

Marcus Rashford: Meteoric rise continued on England debut

Marcus Rashford: Meteoric rise continued on England debut

Marcus Rashford’s 138-second opener saw him become England’s youngest-ever scorer on debut. Can Roy Hodgson afford to leave him out now?

Fraser Forster: Had little to do but did it well. 6

Nathaniel Clyne: Got forward in support of the attack to provide width when England were playing a midfield diamond. 7

Chris Smalling: One of the Manchester United defender’s more comfortable nights as he was hardly tested. 7

John Stones: Similarly untroubled at the back, although showed little evidence of his renowned ball-playing skills. 6

Ryan Bertrand

Ryan Bertrand: Not as attacking as his counterpart on the opposite flank but did an decent enough job. 6

Jordan Henderson: Provided some of the legs in midfield and tried to break forward when possible but had little effect in the final third.6

Danny Drinkwater: Another player tasked with doing the leg work in the centre and did an acceptable enough job, dropping into the holding position when Wilshere went off. 5

Jack Wilshere: Given 45 minutes to improve his match sharpness but England needed more from him creatively. 5

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling: Looked a little lost as part of the front two but improved when moved to a more familiar left-wing position after the break. 6

Adam Lallana: Provided plenty of movement and passing options at the head of the diamond. 7

Marcus Rashford: Scored with his first shot on his debut and had a chance for another. Played a part in the build-up to the second goal but gradually drifted out of the game having been moved out wide. 7.5


James Milner (on for Jack Wilshere 45′): A solid performance from England’s Mr Dependable. 6

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney (on for Adam Lallana 45′): Took his goal well, although was afforded the freedom of the Stadium of Light by Australia for it, and livened things up just as the game was starting to drift. 7

Ross Barkley (on for Marcus Rashford 62′): Showed some flashes of inspiration, albeit from an unfamiliar wide left position. 6

Eric Dier (on for Chris Smalling 72′): Planted a diving header past his own goalkeeper minutes after coming on after getting himself in the wrong position.4

Andros Townsend (on for Raheem Sterling 75′): Couple of encouraging runs up the right but, bizarrely, suffered from being roundly booed by his own fans – the majority from Sunderland – by virtue of playing for Newcastle. 6

Tom Heaton (on for Fraser Forster 87′): The Burnley goalkeeper hardly benefited from a three-minute run-out as he touched the ball a couple of times for clearances downfield. 6

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    Marcus Rashford’s 135-second opener saw him become England’s youngest-ever scorer on debut. Can Roy Hodgson afford to leave him out now?

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    I am biased being a United fan but I’d have Rashford in the squad ahead of Sturridge. Rashford is on form and full of confidence. Sturridge is still getting over his injury problems and won’t be at his best. For me it should be Rooney playing off Kane with Vardy first off the bench and Rashford 4th choice.


    I would take Sturridge if fit. He’s capable of special goals and is simply more proven.

    Rashford will have his time. He’s a very talented player and his awareness, flicks, and tricks in the box make him a very dangerous proposition.



    Who did these ratings? The L’pool players have been given higher ranking than most would fans would of given. Also seems strange that Stones, who had a very sound game has a 6 rating and yet Clyne who constantly gave the ball away and was poor positionally was given a 7. Again with Lallana and Sterling, Sterling was directly involved for Rashford’s goal and provided the cross to Rooney for his and yet gets a 6 and Lallana who did nothing of note gets a 7? Same for Drinkwater and Henderson, Danny looked decent but Jordan looked well off the pace, okay he is just back from injury and I wouldn’t expect him to be sharp but to give him a 6 and Danny a 5? Madness.



    I did them!!



    Homerjay540 The thing is,even if Sturridge is getting over injury problems,if he’s given the service,he will put the ball in the net,and I think that’s why Owl Face has everything crossed that he trains in the next session. Personally,I’d love if Studge was left at home,so he has a summer’s rest before coming back fresh for the start of the Prem. It’s more important that he’s ready for Liverpool’s games in August. England can call up a replacement,Liverpool can’t. Given the way Sturridge has been handled previously by the England coaches,I’m sure everyone at Liverpool is praying he doesn’t make the cut

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