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 Johnson – 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 Terry – 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
Wayne Rooney – Rusty, as expected, but scored the winner. It sounds just like his typical performance for United all last season. Job done though. 7
Danny Welbeck – 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
Carroll – N/A
Oxo- Chamberlain – N/A
I was MOTM, what are you talking about? Get my mate Jay back on here writing the player reviews!
Typical Walcott, one good game, start to blow his own trumpet and then fade into another spell of obscurity. More to come from him he says. How many times have we heard that before? Is he expecting to fulfill his potential at 40?
Agreed, but come, Milner? would rather have walcott anyday. I think oxlade-chamberlaine deserves another go.