Player Ratings: Lallana and defenders shine in England loss

Date published: Wednesday 22nd March 2017 10:00

England were unfortunate in defeat as Germany stole a 1-0 win in Dortmund, but who impressed for the Three Lions Gareth Southgate’s new system?

Joe Hart – 6

Probably what has become a typical Joe Hart performance. A great save or two undermined by a needless flap or three.

Kyle Walker – 6

Not one of England’s better players on the night, but solid nonetheless.

Ryan Bertrand – 7

More influential than Walker, but probably only just.

Will Keane – 7

Impressive introduction to international football in an unfamiliar system.

Gary Cahill – 7

Marshalled his defence well and very comfortable on the ball.

Chris Smalling – 7

Steady and solid, which is what we’ve come to expect from Smalling.

Jake Livermore – 6

He probably didn’t do enough to take his chance, but he was far from a disaster too.

Eric Dier – 7

Good steady performance from Tottenham’s, and now England’s, Mr Reliable.

Adam Lallana – 8

Very good on the ball and desperately unfortunate not to score after a surprising turn of pace.

Dele Alli – 7 

Wasteful in front of goal, in truth, but a thorn in Germany’s side all night.

Jamie Vardy – 6

A willing runner all night, but not much quality and a very iffy dive in the first half that tarnished his performance somewhat.

Nathan Redmond (Substitute) – 6

Did well in flashes and certainly did enough with limited time to warrant further chances.

Marcus Rashford (Substitute) – 5

Didn’t really contribute much of note.

Jesse Lingard (Substitute) – 5

Minimal impact.

Luke Shaw (Substitute) – 5

Nice to see him back, but didn’t have much time to shine.

James Ward-Prowse (Substitute) – 5

Definitely one for the future, but not much opportunity to showcase himself on the night.

John Stones (Substitute) – 5

Bit of a confusing substitution really as didn’t appear to be all that necessary.

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