England player ratings – Dominant Belgium outclass a lacklustre England

England’s World Cup journey finally comes to an end with defeat to a classy Belgium side.

England were second best for most of the game, however while the loss to Belgium highlighted the gulf in class, there are still a lot of positives to look back on and the England squad can hold their heads up high following a campaign that saw them surpass all expectations.

Jordan Pickford 7/10

Not at fault for either goal, pulled off a couple of decent saves and overall had a decent game. Contender for Golden glove.

Phil Jones 2/10

Awful game, left for dead for the second goal and well out of position for the first goal. Always looked out of his depth and it showed.

John Stones 6/10

Did okay overall, always eager to play out of defence and was rarely caught out of position.

Harry Maguire 6/10

Played well against formidable opposition. Cannot be blamed for either goal and was always a danger at corners.

Eric Dier 6/10

Unlucky not to score. Misplaced a few passes and was negative on occasions but he showed more going forward than Jordan Henderson did in previous games and can be satisfied with his contribution in this game.

Kieran Trippier 7/10

Had his usual decent game and was always a danger. His crosses and free kicks were always a worry for the Belgium defence and he has, overall, had a great World Cup.

Ruben Loftus-Creek 6/10

Did well but lacked the end-product and vision that Belgium displayed. He can improve but this tournament may have come a little too soon for him.

Danny Rose 2/10

An awful, awful performance and questions must be asked about his England future. Was at fault for the first goal due to very poor tracking back and offered absolutely nothing going forward.

Harry Kane 3/10

A very sub-par performance from the England captain. In fact, this performance was reminiscent of his performances in Euro 2016.

Raheem Sterling 3/10

A bad game and was rightfully substituted. The difference between him and Eden Hazard is a whole continent. Hazard delivers while Sterling never does and therein lies the difference. This game encapsulated that perfectly.


Jesse Lingard 5/10

Did okay when he came on. Needs to be better with his passing and does lack vision but he certainly did a better job than the players that came off.

Marcus Raashford 4/10

Still young and a massive improvement will come but he huffed and puffed a lot with nothing at the end.

Dele Alli NA

Not on long enough to be rated fairly.


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