England player ratings: Super subs make mark in dramatic win

Date published: Thursday 16th June 2016 5:09

Daniel Sturridge: Celebrates England's winner

England recorded their first win of Euro 2016 in remarkable fashion, with Daniel Sturridge bagging an injury time winner to overturn a 2-1 deficit.

Joe Hart: Had precious little to do in the first half apart from pick out Gareth Bale’s free-kick, for which his positioning was awful. 5

Kyle Walker: Shone at right-back in Marseille and impressed again, bombing down the right and defending sternly. 7


Chris Smalling: Did a manful job at the back and was an imposing presence at set pieces. 6

Gary Cahill: Kept cool at the back, even when under pressure from Gareth Bale, and allowed precious little through. 7

Danny Rose: The marauding left-back performed admirably again, looking confident at both ends of the pitch. 7

Eric Dier: Key contributions at both ends against Russia and similarly important against Wales, shielding the defence and dropping back smartly 7

Dele Alli: Kept his cool on occasion but struggled to make the impact that England and Tottenham fans know he can. 6

Wayne Rooney: England’s all-time top scorer was again back in midfield and his intelligence proved a handy outlet, albeit a touch less effective than against Russia. 7


Adam Lallana: Given another start after impressing in Marseille and proved a nuisance from the outset, pressing with intensity as well as providing an attacking outlet. 7

Raheem Sterling: Described himself on social media as ‘The Hated One’ after the Russia draw and struggled after hitting a fine, early chance over. 4

Harry Kane: The striker’s toothlessness and corner-taking were pinpointed as issues in Marseille and things did not go much better in Lens after the first few minutes. 5


Daniel Sturridge (for Kane, 46): Was not shy at having a go after being brought on at the break and his cross led to the leveller and struck a stoppage-time winner. 8


Jamie Vardy (for Sterling, 46): The former non-league player wrote the latest chapter of his fairy-tale by turning home from close range. 7

Marcus Rashford (for Lallana, 73): Became England’s youngest player at a European Championship and produced some nice touches. 6

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