England participant rankings
Jordan Pickford – 8
Glorious save to disclaim O’Donnell’s volley was one factor – the power to palm the shot so shortly away was spectacular slightly than a fault to criticise.
Reece James – 5
Produced a scrumptious cross for Kane to move narrowly extensive, however typically cautious on his promotion to the beginning eleven and did not add the verve or pace to England’s extensive work that was anticipated earlier than the sport. Reluctance to go ahead with the ball was a constant supply of frustration.
John Stones – 6
Made the important block to intercept Adams’ goal-bound shot within the opening minutes, however actually ought to have put England forward shortly after when his free header cannoned onto the put up.
Tyrone Mings – 8
Scotland’s direct fashion could properly have performed to his strengths, however that should not detract from his excellence towards the guests’ aerial risk. One of many few England gamers to come back out of the sport along with his popularity enhanced.
Luke Shaw – 7
Took a heavy whack throughout the opening ten seconds however picked himself as much as give efficiency on the left flank.
Kalvin Phillips – 6
Notably adventurous along with his runs ahead from midfield – his work for the winner towards Croatia has clearly whetted the urge for food. However not as influential as he was in England’s opening sport and never immune from criticism about England’s gradual build-up work.
Declan Rice – 5
England’s regular Eddie in entrance of their defence, however, like Phillips, struggled to impose himself on Scotland’s midfield.
Phil Foden – 5
Did not play poorly by any means however the Man Metropolis winger has but to ignite within the match. No shock when he was the primary England participant to get replaced after an hour for Jack Grealish.
Mason Mount – 6
Busy however flat. Responsible of shedding his man within the build-up to Adams’ early probability and could not direct his close-range shot from Sterling’s cut-back on course. Saved prompting all through however set-pieces want to enhance.
Raheem Sterling – 6
Not precisely dazzling however after his late-season hunch in kind for Manchester Metropolis, seems way more like his previous self this summer time. Stuffed with darting, harmful runs and has rediscovered the arrogance to take his man on. Though VAR declined to take a re-examination, his late penalty shout was not with out advantage
Harry Kane – 3
Ponderous and regarding. Mustered simply 19 touches, 63 per cent passing completion, no pictures on course earlier than his substation. As Gary Neville immediately summarised, the England captain “simply does not look himself”.
Jack Grealish – 7
England’s go-to man of their disaster of creativity. Did not fairly reside as much as the clamour, however did loads of good work after his introduction and can certainly begin on Tuesday towards Croatia.
Marcus Rashford – 6
The shock of England’s striker change wasn’t Kane’s removing however Rashford’s call-up forward of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
10 – Harry Kane had simply 10 touches within the first half; the fewest of any participant within the match, whereas only one was in Scotland’s field and the England ahead accomplished simply two of 5 passes tried. Remoted. #ENG #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/hDwf3F7wGf
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 18, 2021
Scotland participant rankings
David Marshall – 7
Confirmed no indicators of a hangover from his pricey mistake towards the Czech Republic. Not often examined within the first interval however needed to be alert to tip Mount’s rasping drive across the put up inside minutes of the restart. Not a lot to do however when referred to as upon rose to the problem.
Grant Hanley – 8
Marshalled the Scottish backline properly and was not often caught out of place, arriving shortly on the scene to snuff out the hazard every time England did penetrate. England’s failure to carve out many clear-cut probabilities was a testomony to his belligerent efficiency.
Scott McTominay – 7
Lucky to not hand England the opener when he dithered in possession on the sting of the Scotland field and handed Raheem Sterling the ball. Recovered after that early lapse and regained his composure with a defensive efficiency which grew in stature with every passing minute.
Kieran Tierney – 8
Nameless early within the second half however got here alive when he linked up beautifully with Robertson on the half-hour mark, organising O’Donnell for Scotland’s first clear-cut probability. A vital, sturdy cog at left centre-back in Scotland’s three-man defence.
Stephen O’Donnell – 8
Very good one-touch play customary Scotland’s first alternative on aim, which Adams ought to actually have dispatched. Almost confirmed Adams the way to end with a luxurious volley on the half-hour mark which pressured Pickford into his solely significant save of the primary interval. The introduction of Grealish stymied his attacking affect however that solely strengthened the standard of his defending. Glorious.
Callum McGregor – 6
Industrious if considerably uninspiring efficiency that went below the radar in Scotland’s engine room. That mentioned, did not put a foot incorrect and was on the coronary heart of Scotland’s rearguard motion which finally left England annoyed.
Billy Gilmour – 6
Handed his first Scotland begin however the magnitude of the sport took its toll on the 20-year-old early on. Was bypassed and outmuscled a number of instances and regarded off the tempo time whereas attempting to get better however finally settled into his famed passing rhythm and by no means gave the ball away.
John McGinn – 7
Booked for dissent within the first half however managed it properly to stay ferocious within the sort out, nipping on the heels of each England participant as quickly as they ventured into midfield. Indebted to the body of the Scotland aim after it prevented Stones from heading England into the lead seconds after he misplaced the centre-back on the nook. Supplemented his firefighting duties by initiating assault after Scotland assault.
Andy Robertson – 7
Regarded a person possessed as he led his nation out of the tunnel at Wembley however struggled to translate that onto the sphere. His attacking qualities performed second fiddle to his function in Scotland’s five-man defence early on, however confirmed glimpses because the half progressed with a few good exchanges with Tierney, which continued with a dart into the ultimate third early within the second.
Che Adams – 7
A implausible addition to Scotland’s assault. Held up play, ran in behind, lured gamers to the ball and had the imaginative and prescient to go into the areas his motion created. Ought to have had a aim to indicate for his tireless efficiency however noticed an early shot from O’Donnell’s cutback blocked within the first interval earlier than blazing his finest alternative of the second half wildly over the bar.
Lyndon Dykes – 7
Set the tone within the opening seconds by profitable the primary aerial duel and clattering a knee into Shaw’s midriff for good measure. Led the road valiantly alongside Adams, by no means shied away from the problem and used his physicality lure the England backline out of place into areas they did not wish to go. Got here agonisingly near giving Scotland the lead when James headed his goal-bounded effort off the road.
Stuart Armstrong – 5
Changed Gilmour for the ultimate quarter of an hour and put his contemporary legs to good use with a purposeful drive into England territory.
Kevin Nisbet – n/a
Got here on for Adams for the ultimate 5 minutes, not sufficient time to go away his mark.