England player ratings v France: Alli and Rooney shine

Date published: Wednesday 18th November 2015 8:54

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Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney were predictably rated by the media as England’s best players in their 2-0 win over France on Tuesday night.

Alli scored a brilliant opener past his Tottenham team-mate Hugo Lloris to give England the advantage before half-time at Wembley before Rooney volleyed in a second three minutes after the interval to settle a friendly overshadowed by the tributes to the victims of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Alli received an average mark of 8.25/10 from the Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Telegraph and The Independent, with Rooney the next highest rated player, though the Daily Telegraph felt he was outshone by John Stones, Ross Barkley and Harry Kane.

While the broadsheet highlighted the trio as England’s best players alongside Alli, they were rated by The Sun as the Three Lions’ poorest performers on the night, each scoring only 5/10. The Independent were also unimpressed by Barkley’s performance, but what did you think?

 

Player Mirror Sun Telegraph Independent Total Average
Hart 7 6 7 6 26 6.5
Clyne 7 6 7 7 27 6.75
Cahill 7 6 7 6 26 6.5
Stones 7 5 8 7 27 6.75
Gibbs 7 6 7 7 27 6.75
Dier 7 6 7 6 26 6.5
Alli 9 8 8 8 33 8.25
Barkley 7 5 8 5 25 6.25
Sterling 7 6 7 7 27 6.75
Rooney 8 7 7 7 29 7.25
Kane 7 5 8 6 26 6.5

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