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Belgium 2-0 England: Player Ratings as Red Devils dump Three Lions out of contention | UEFA Nations League 2020-21

Modified 16 Nov 2020, 04:11 IST

England Player Ratings

Jordan Pickford was beaten twice in the England goal
Jordan Pickford was beaten twice in the England goal

Jordan Pickford - 5/10

This might be harsh, but Pickford could be thought to be at fault for both the Belgium goals. He got his hands to Tielemans's strike without being strong enough. He would also feel that his reach should've been long enough to prevent the ball from nestling in the back of the net.

Kyle Walker - 4/10

Starting as the right-sided centre-back in a back three, Walker was uncomfortable. He couldn't really make the correct passes often enough, His misplaced passes often put England under pressure.

Eric Dier - 4/10

Dier gave the ball away in the build-up to the opening goal. He tried to find Mount in midfield, but Vertonghen had an easy interception and set Belgium off. For a player with Dier's experience, the fact he still makes elementary errors is inexcusable.

Tyrone Mings - 6/10

Mings was the best player in the English back three. He did well against the power and aerial ability of Lukaku. Mings held his own.


Kieran Trippier - 5/10

Defensively, Tripper didn't have much to do, given that Belgium were mostly happy to sit behind the ball themselves. The problem for England was that Tripper didn't get forward enough or challenge the Belgian defenders enough, with his crossing ability.

Jordan Henderson - 5/10

The Liverpool captain was replaced by Harry Winks at half-time, after a half in which he was easily bypassed.

Declan Rice - 6/10

Rice battled well enough in midfield, but his quality let him down. He made a few too many errors with his passing.

Ben Chilwell - 5/10

In another scare for Chelsea, Chilwell went off injured in the first-half.

Mason Mount - 5/10

Mount started on the right of a front three. For no fault of his, he didn't have a great game. In that role, England needed a player with pace and running ability, instead of Mount's supreme passing ability.

Jack Grealish - 7/10

Grealish was England's best player. He dribbled superbly, linked up neatly with the likes of Kane, and gave the Belgian defence a tough time with his movement.

Harry Kane - 5/10

Kane didn't have a great game. One, he was too far away from the goal at most times. Despite the fact that his build-up play has been great so far this season, in today's game, England would have been better off if he stayed as close to the box to try and finish off chances.


Bukayo Saka - 6/10


Saka's job wouldn't have been easy, having to come on to replace the injured Chilwell in the first half. But Saka himself was excellent, and will hope to have managed to convince Southgate for more starts in future games.

Harry Winks - 6/10

Winks came on to replace Henderson at half-time. Immediately, his energy was a telling factor in England producing a better perofmrnace in the second half.

Jadon Sancho - 4/10

Sancho was poor. He contributed nothing to his side. He also looks woefully short of confidence, which is why we didn't see him attempt some dribbles that we may have seen from him earlier.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin - N/A

He came on for the last 15 minutes or so, and hardly touched the ball.

Published 16 Nov 2020, 04:11 IST
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