Date: 19th June 2012 at 10:16pm
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Joe Hart – Not his most convincing performance but somehow he did just enough to keep a clean sheet. Beaten easily by a one-on-one, slow to react from a short corner and misread a long distance shot or two. 6

Glen – Poorly positioned for the majority of the game, he was slow when getting tight to his marker and offered just a little going forward. 5

John – Captain, Leader, Legend. Did you see the way he cleared the ball from behind the line like a national hero? Too bad he got skinned three times in the build up to that chance. 6

Joleon Lescott – A bit too deep when defending in the first half but put in a solid shift afterwards. Convincing. 7

Ashley Cole – Another player who grew into the game after being beaten far too easily in the first half. 6

James Milner – What exactly does he offer to the side? Offered nothing going forward besides kicking the ball into the floor 3 yards in front off himself. 5

Steven Gerrard – Easily the best English performer today and throughout the tournament so far. Strong with his tackling, sharp with his touches and pinpoint with his passing. 8

Scott Parker – Invisible for long periods in the game. Very rarely shows for the ball and even less convincing with the ball at his feet. Can you tell how bitter I am about Carrick not making the team? I hope so. 5

Ashley Young – Effective when going forward and unlucky not to get an assist to his name after crossing well for Wazza. Needs to improve the defensive side to his game. 7

– Rusty, as expected, but scored the winner. It sounds just like his typical performance for United all last season. Job done though. 7

– Faded out for large chunks of the game but still linked well with his teammates when he had the ball at his feet. 6


Walcott – Brought on for Milner who was injured, and abysmal, but failed to added anything new to the England side. 6

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Oxo- Chamberlain – N/A