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England v Costa Rica: How Gareth Southgate

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England v Costa Rica: How Gareth Southgate

England gamers rejoice their opening objective towards Costa Rica

England beat Costa Rica 2-Zero on Thursday of their remaining warm-up sport earlier than this summer season’s World Cup.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with a long-range effort within the first half earlier than Danny Welbeck’s header sealed victory at Elland Street.

A number of England gamers pressed their claims to be included within the beginning XI for England’s first group sport in Russia – towards Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June.

How did they fee individually? Here is BBC chief soccer author Phil McNulty’s verdict, together with the scores you offered courtesy of our participant rater…

Jack Butland (goalkeeper) 6

Assured; made one wonderful save from Johan Venegas earlier than being changed by Nick Pope.

Your score: 6.34

Trent Alexander-Arnold (proper wing-back) 7

Seemed completely at house on his debut and an England star of the longer term.

Your score: 6.66

Harry Maguire (centre-back) 7

Hardly ever troubled in defence however confirmed the buccaneering spirit Gareth Southgate admires as he roamed ahead.

Your score: 6.13

John Stones (centre-back) 6

No actual issues earlier than his second-half substitution.

Your score: 5.63

Phil Jones (centre-back) 6

Strong all through however is probably not a starter in Russia.

Your score: 5.61

Danny Rose (left wing-back) 7

Danny Rose takes on Costa Rica’s Cristian Gamboa

Wonderful efficiency going ahead and did sufficient to remind Southgate what he can provide.

Your score: 6.45

Fabian Delph (central midfield) 7

Prime-class midfield effort from a participant whose adaptability and flexibility provides Southgate choices.

Your score: 6.36

Jordan Henderson (central midfield) 7

Busy and energetic efficiency from England’s captain on the evening with a very good vary of passing. Might be it him or Eric Dier towards Tunisia?

Your score: 6.09

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ahead) 6

Some elegant touches; enjoys the worldwide stage.

Your score: 6.6

Marcus Rashford (ahead) 8

Excellent, particularly within the first half, and an excellent objective. Can have totally impressed Southgate and pressed his World Cup claims.

Your score: 8.12

Jamie Vardy (ahead) 6

Had one good first-half probability however few different alternatives. Stuffed with endeavour and tempo however largely subdued.

Your score: 5.53


Danny Welbeck (for Vardy on 61 minutes): Has a cheerful knack of scoring for England – and did so once more. 6

Nick Pope (for Butland on 65 minutes): Nice evening as he obtained his England debut however just about unemployed. 5.

Kieran Trippier (for Alexander-Arnold on 65 minutes): Quiet cameo. 5.

Dele Alli (for Henderson on 65 minutes): Menace going ahead and helped create Welbeck’s objective. 6.

Gary Cahill (for Stones on 65 minutes): Barely something to do. 5.

Jesse Lingard (for Loftus-Cheek on 79 minutes): No time to make an impression. 5.

England v Costa Rica – how did you fee the gamers?

Participant of the match

RashfordMarcus Rashford


  1. Squad quantity19Participant identifyRashford

  2. Squad quantity22Participant identifyAlexander-Arnold

  3. Squad quantity21Participant identifyLoftus-Cheek

  4. Squad quantity3Participant identifyRose

  5. Squad quantity17Participant identifyDelph

  6. Squad quantity13Participant identifyButland

  7. Squad quantity23Participant identifyPope

  8. Squad quantity14Participant identifyWelbeck

  9. Squad quantity6Participant identifyMaguire

  10. Squad quantity8Participant identifyHenderson

  11. Squad quantity20Participant identifyAlli

  12. Squad quantity12Participant identifyTrippier

  13. Squad quantity7Participant identifyLingard

  14. Squad quantity5Participant identifyStones

  15. Squad quantity16Participant identifyJones

  16. Squad quantity11Participant identifyVardy

  17. Squad quantity15Participant identifyCahill

Costa Rica

  1. Squad quantity12Participant identifyCampbell

  2. Squad quantity4Participant identifySmith

  3. Squad quantity1Participant identifyNavas

  4. Squad quantity7Participant identifyBolaños

  5. Squad quantity22Participant identifyMatarrita

  6. Squad quantity17Participant identifyTejeda

  7. Squad quantity8Participant identifyOviedo

  8. Squad quantity20Participant identifyGuzmán

  9. Squad quantity21Participant identifyUreña

  10. Squad quantity15Participant identifyCalvo

  11. Squad quantity5Participant identifyBorges

  12. Squad quantity11Participant identifyVenegas

  13. Squad quantity3Participant identifyGonzález

  14. Squad quantity16Participant identifyGamboa

  15. Squad quantity19Participant identifyWaston

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