After England powered their way into the semi-finals of Euro 2020, we take a look at how each of England’s players performed.
Jordan Pickford (GK): After seeing his starting role in the England team almost slip away, Pickford once again kept up his exceptional form. Whilst he wasn’t called upon often, when he was he rose to the challenge. (8)
Kyle Walker (RB): A solid performance, caught out on one occasion but still played his part in England’s defensive display. (6)
John Stones (CB): Like every single member in England’s defence, Stones has had his fair share of critics in his career. However, just like his fellow defenders, he batted away any potential criticism as they produced yet another clean sheet. (7)
Harry Maguire (CB): The Manchester United captain was at his very best against Ukraine. Brilliant at both ends, his exceptional headed goal gave England the push they needed as they started the second half. (9)
Luke Shaw (LB): Arguably the Premier League’s best left-back last season put in arguably his best ever performance in an England shirt. Two great crosses resulted in two of England’s goals. (9)
Kalvin Phillips (CM): His partnership with Declan Rice has brought stability to the England team, consistent in his performances as always. Smart from Southgate to rest him for the final third of the game. (8)
Declan Rice (CM): At the age of just 22 Declan Rice has made himself a guaranteed starter for England under Gareth Southgate. It’s easy to see why he’s looked upon so favourably, as he has grown into a top-level player. (8)
Mason Mount (CM): On his return to the England team, Mount kept up his strong form from earlier on in the tournament. With a role in the second goal, and an assist for the fourth, he was a huge part in England’s dominance. (8)
Jadon Sancho (RW): Making his first start at the tournament after just a short cameo appearance against Czech Republic, Sancho had a fairly silent game. Showed some glimpses of his brilliance, but wasn’t at his best. (6)
Harry Kane (ST): It may have taken a little while but, Harry Kane has found his feet at Euro 2020. Scoring two goals he was at his very best. With three goals at Euro 2020, he is now the top remaining scorer at the tournament alongside two others (Kasper Dolberg and Raheem Sterling). (9)
Raheem Sterling (LW): No player has been criticised for their starting role in the England team like Sterling. And yet, no player has risen to the challenge like he has. Another exceptional performance, Sterling may not have been the man of the match, but at this rate he will be England’s man of the tournament. (8)
Jordan Henderson: Scoring his first ever England goal, Henderson did well in his time on the pitch. (7)
Kieran Trippier: Limited time when coming off the bench, solid but not spectacular. (6)
Marcus Rashford: Failed to make any real impact off the bench, did little to show he could be a starter for the semi-final. (6)
Jude Bellingham: Making his third appearance at Euro 2020, Bellingham has still had just 55 minutes. A talented player, it’s just not his time yet though. (6)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: With just five touches in his seventeen minutes he was a victim of coming on with the game at its death. (6)
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