Ratings: Encouraging from England but Sterling shrank

Date published: Saturday 11th June 2016 10:53

Raheem Sterling will be most concerned for his place and while Harry Kane was frustrated, England impressed in the heartbreaking draw with Russia.

JOE HART: The second-most capped player in the starting line-up had little to do for long periods but will wonder long and hard what he might have done to prevent the slow-motion equaliser 7/10

KYLE WALKER: Nathaniel Clyne will do well to wrest the right-back spot off his Tottenham counterpart after this display. Bombed forwards, showed great composure and firm in defence. 8

DANNY ROSE: The Group B opener was quite the stage to make a first competitive appearance but he handled the occasion with aplomb, threatening with countless crosses. 8

GARY CAHILL: Favoured as Smalling’s partner ahead of John Stones, the Chelsea centre-back was a composed and stern presence. Artem Dzyuba got little change out of him. 7

CHRIS SMALLING: One of Manchester United’s best players in a frustrating season and produced a solid display for his country. 7

Chris Smalling England v Russia

ERIC DIER: Shielded the defence impressively and dropped back into the central defence when required. Thankful for Hart after stopping him scoring another own goal and hit a beautiful opener. 8

DELE ALLI: One of five England players making their tournament debut, he flourished in midfield and came close to scoring on several occasions. MK Dons must feel a long time ago. 7

WAYNE ROONEY: England’s leader and all-time top scorer played in midfield and showed impressive intelligence, spraying the ball around and leading from deep. 8

RAHEEM STERLING: Frustrating first season at Manchester City and that knock in confidence showed in Marseille as a bright start petered out in the second half. 6

ADAM LALLANA: Granted a starting berth on the right and repaid Roy Hodgson’s faith, pressing with intensity and providing a creative outlet throughout. Missed several chances to score. 7

Harry Kane disallowed goal England v Russia

HARRY KANE: The Premier League’s top scorer still does not look great taking corners and will be frustrated not to get away more shots. A frustrating night overall. 6


JACK WILSHERE (Rooney, 77): Brought on for Rooney late on, the offside flag prevented him creating a goal. 6

JAMES MILNER (Sterling, 87): A late introduction to keep things sturdy, but England conceded. 6

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