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’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

Substitutes

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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