England vs Columbia: One sentence player ratings

 

Jordan Pickford

The penalty hero and a cool head when it matters most, exemplified by a breathtaking save in the final minute

Kieran Trippier

Yet again one of England’s best performers and excellent from set pieces but the Columbia goal was undoubtedly his fault.

Harry Maguire

Maturing with every passing game – a solid, domineering presence in the air.

John Stones

Made an unbelievable ten clearances and marshalled the defence with astuteness

Kyle Walker

Still settling into his role but occasionally guilty of being complacent in possession in dangerous areas.

Ashley Young

An unspectacular performance but he’s one of the few England players with the maturity to deal with Columbia’s shithouse tactics.

Jordan Henderson

His importance to the team was highlighted by the struggles of Eric Dier but he owes Pickford a debt of gratitude for not becoming the next player on Pizza Hut’s books.

Jesse Lingard

Typically busy and hardworking but lacked composure when in promising positions in the final third.

Dele Alli

Clearly not fully fit and really ought to have been brought off much sooner.

Raheem Sterling

Showed a cool head in the face of unforgivable provocation but desperately needs a goal for his confidence.

Harry Kane

Influential in a deeper role and showed an almost inhuman level of composure to slot his penalty after Columbia’s stalling tactics.

Subs:

Danny Rose

Came close to a winner late on and looks closer to full fitness with each match.

Eric Dier

Wretched performance and bringing on Vardy sooner would have been a more effective tool of seeing the game out.

Jamie Vardy

Yet to truly flourish in this tournament so far but had very little service to feed off.

Marcus Rashford

Basically brought on to score a penalty and did so with emphatic conviction.

 

Chris Henderson

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