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World Cup 2018: How England

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World Cup 2018: How England

World Cup 2018: Belgium 2-Zero England highlights

England completed fourth on the 2018 World Cup, equalling their efforts at Italia ’90.

However how did the England gamers carry out? BBC Sport’s chief soccer Phil McNulty has appeared on the performances of Gareth Southgate’s squad. Included are the common marks you may have given the gamers by way of our Participant Rater from every sport.

Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper) 9

Begins: 7; substitute appearances: 0; clear sheets: 1

Quiet begin and a few questions after Belgium group sport however then an impressive contributor. Important save in penalty shootout in opposition to Colombia and good in opposition to Sweden. Nice braveness and high quality – could be England’s keeper for the following decade. Excellent effort.

Your common score: 6.71 (second finest in squad)

Kyle Walker (centre-back) 7

Begins: 5; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

Had moments of uncertainty adjusting to a brand new function on the fitting facet of a three-man defence however his tempo provides England an added defensive dimension. An experiment price persisting with.

Your common score: 6.11 (ninth finest in squad)

John Stones (centre-back) 8.5

Begins: 7; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 2

Regarded the category act everybody believed he could be. Scored targets and was an attacking menace as properly the mannequin of composed defending – solely blemish was getting caught barely on his heels for Croatia’s winner within the semi-final. Flawless ultimate efficiency in opposition to Belgium.

Your common score: 6.35 (fifth finest in squad).

Harry Maguire (centre-back) 8

Begins: 6; substitute appearances: 1; targets: 1

Massively widespread determine backed up his ‘man of the folks’ persona with a string of excellent performances and a purpose in opposition to Sweden. Got here of age throughout this World Cup.

Your common score: 6.51 (third finest in squad).

Jordan Henderson (midfielder) 7

Begins: 5; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

Unsung however important. Labored tirelessly all through and added a extra optimistic edge to his sport. Has made the pivot function his personal, and can also be the consummate skilled and character.

Your common score: 6.45 (fourth finest in squad)

Kieran Trippier (proper wing-back) 9

Begins: 6; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 1

An England star in Russia and arguably their finest outfield participant. Trippier’s defending and attacking supply was a revelation and epitomised England’s spirit.

Your common score: 7.19 (finest in squad).

Jesse Lingard (midfielder) 7

Begins: 5; substitute appearances: 1; targets: 1

Quiet within the semi-final however greater than made his contribution to England reaching the final 4. Scored an excellent purpose in opposition to Panama and made Dele Alli’s in opposition to Sweden. Popularity enhanced.

Your common score: 6.31 (seventh in England squad).

Dele Alli (midfielder) 5

Begins: 4; substitute appearances: 1; targets: 1

Scored an important purpose in opposition to Sweden however a poor World Cup. He by no means actually appeared to get better from sustaining a thigh damage within the first sport in opposition to Tunisia.

Your common score: 5.12 (16th finest in squad)

Ashley Younger (left wing-back) 6

Begins: 5; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

Expertise was key for England however at instances appeared what he’s – a transformed winger. Place will now be below strain from Ryan Sessegnon.

Your common score: 5.76 (10th finest in squad).

Raheem Sterling (ahead) 5

Begins: 6; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

The nice enigma. A lot expertise and a lot arduous work – however is an attacker who has not scored for England in 26 video games and has a poor report of assists. Southgate has nice religion however this should change.

Your common score: 4.66 (19th finest in squad).

Harry Kane (ahead) 7

Begins: 6; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 6

Unusual match. Likely Golden Boot winner with six targets however didn’t really obtain a lot service and light because the match progressed. A top-class striker and character however will rue that missed likelihood in opposition to Croatia that may have put England two up. Wants higher service.

Your common score: 6.32 (sixth finest in squad).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (midfielder) 6

Begins: 3; substitute appearances: 1; targets: 0

Didn’t fairly construct on a powerful cameo in opposition to Tunisia however did sufficient to counsel he might be firmly in Southgate’s plans for the longer term. Has a contact of sophistication.

Your common score: 6.13 (eighth finest in squad).

Eric Dier (midfielder) 4

Begins: 2; substitute appearances: 4; targets: 0

Misplaced his place in midfield alongside Henderson as Southgate went for a extra optimistic formation. Scored the profitable penalty in opposition to Colombia however when he figured appeared off the tempo and out of types.

Your common score: 5.10 (17th finest in squad).

Danny Rose (left wing-back) 5

Begins: 2; substitute appearances: 3; targets: 0

Didn’t make a case for being Southgate’s first-choice left-back when the mud settles on this World Cup. Respectable attacking outlet however culpable for Adnan Januzaj’s winner for Belgium within the group sport and caught once more for Thomas Meunier’s purpose within the play-off.

Your common score: 5.14 (15th finest in squad).

Fabian Delph (left wing-back/midfielder) 6

Begins: 2; substitute appearances: 2; targets: 0

Reliable when referred to as upon and all of the soundings have been that Delph was an impressive character in and across the squad.

Your common score: 5.22 (13th finest in squad).

Phil Jones (centre-back) 5

Begins: 2; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

Dependable for lengthy spells then his flaws are uncovered as they have been when Eden Hazard scored Belgium’s second within the play-off.

Your common score: 4.20 (20th finest in squad).

Marcus Rashford (ahead) 6

Begins: 1; substitute appearances: 5; targets: 0

Confirmed loads of enterprise when beginning in opposition to Belgium and all the time energetic in its place. Confirmed outstanding cool and maturity to attain his penalty within the shootout in opposition to Colombia and might be again for extra tournaments in future.

Your common score: 5.75 (11th finest in squad)

Jamie Vardy (ahead) 5

Begins: 1; substitute appearances: 3; targets: 0

Struggled to make an influence in opposition to Belgium and had a quiet match.

Your common score: 5.08 (18th finest in squad)

Gary Cahill (centre-back) 5

Begins: 1; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

Stable sufficient on his one begin in opposition to Belgium however should now determine whether or not, at 32, he needs to proceed his England profession when he’s clearly now going to be on the margins somewhat than a starter.

Your common score: 5.15 (14th finest in squad)

Trent Alexander-Arnold (proper wing-back) 6

Begins: 1; substitute appearances: 0; targets: 0

Liverpool’s teenage right-back acquitted himself properly and confirmed good temperament in his solely begin in opposition to Belgium. Excellent prospect and one for England’s future.

Your common score: 5.51 (12th finest in squad)

Danny Welbeck (ahead) 4

Begins: 0; substitute appearances: 1; Objectives: 0

Barely used. One other whose long-term England future should be in query.

Your common score: 4.14 (21st finest in squad).

Jack Butland and Nick Pope (goalkeepers) n/a

Neither performed within the World Cup.

How did you fee the England gamers?

Throughout and after each match of the World Cup you may have been capable of fee the entire gamers. Listed here are your averages for the England gamers all through the competitors.

Identify Appearances Common
1. Kieran Trippier 6 7.19
2. Jordan Pickford 7 6.71
3. Harry Maguire 7 (1 as sub) 6.51
4. Jordan Henderson 5 6.45
5. John Stones 7 6.35
6. Harry Kane 6 6.32
7. Jesse Lingard 6 (1 as sub) 6.31
8. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 4 (1 as sub) 6.13
9. Kyle Walker 5 6.11
10. Ashley Younger 5 5.76
11. Marcus Rashford 6 (5 as sub) 5.75
12. Trent Alexander-Arnold 1 5.51
13. Fabian Delph 4 (2 as sub) 5.22
14. Gary Cahill 1 5.15
15. Danny Rose 5 (Three as sub) 5.14
16. Dele Alli 5 (1 as sub) 5.12
17. Eric Dier 6 (Four as sub) 5.10
18. Jamie Vardy 4 (Three as sub) 5.08
19. Raheem Sterling 6 4.66
20. Phil Jones 2 4.20
21. Danny Welbeck 1 (as sub) 4.14

BBC Sport – Football

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