England 6-1 Panama: One sentence player ratings

Jordan Pickford

Understandably furious with his defence after conceding the goal, but looked nervy on the ball despite very little to do.

John Stones

Yet again a real threat from set-pieces but still question marks over his sluggish and unconvincing build-up play from the back.

Harry Maguire

Starting to build a sound relationship with Walker and Stones but his hesitancy on the ball may be exposed to better opposition with more energetic pressing.

Kyle Walker

Comfortable on the ball and offers a very effective sweeping option with his electric pace, but still concerns about facing stronger opposition while still settling into a new role.

Ashley Young

Calm in possession but England’s worst culprit for complacency despite half-time instructions from his manager about the importance of goal difference.

Kieran Trippier

Not as influential as in the victory over Tunisia but involved in two goals and his increasing importance to the side was demonstrated by the rest he was given for the final half an hour.

Jordan Henderson

Typically hard-working and metronomic display and the highest pass conversion rate of any player on the pitch.

Jesse Lingard

Caused problems throughout the first half with energetic running and deserved his wonderful goal having been the main target of Panama’s early roughhouse tactics.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

A domineering, physical presence going forward but plenty more to come from him; only showed glimpses of his true potential.

Raheem Sterling

Should have had a much-needed goal from England’s well-worked free-kick routine but some promising interplay with Lingard and Kane.

Harry Kane

Two fantastic spot-kick conversions and so good that even when being hit with the ball it still went in to complete his hat-trick.


Jamie Vardy (63’)

A very quiet performance from the Leicester man, who was no doubt disappointed by his teammates’ complacency in the final half an hour.

Fabien Delph (63’)

Sloppy in possession and did little to suggest it would be anything other than a disaster if he was played in central midfield in a crucial match.

Danny Rose (70’)

Sluggish and short on confidence, demonstrating exactly why Southgate is playing Young as a makeshift left-sided wing-back.


Chris Henderson

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