England slumped to a disappointing goalless draw against rivals the USA on the World Cup on Friday night. The Three Lions had the prospect to ensure top spot in Group B, and likewise their place within the knockout stages of the tournament, with a victory. But they now face Wales on Tuesday needing to win to make sure they finish ahead of USA and Iran, with the Welsh primed to complete bottom. Express Sport rates and slates England’s players after their inability to beat the USA in Qatar.
Jordan Pickford – 6
Sound handling when required but often frustrated by the dearth of options for quick distribution.
Kieran Trippier – 6
Set-pieces never really tested USA and he was occasionally sloppy on the ball. Then he’d produce the occasional devastating pass.
John Stones – 6
His pace helped keep England in shape once they threatened to be stretched.
Harry Maguire – 7
Confidence still growing as he hits his fiftieth cap and one jinking left-wing run that dazzled. His sound heading was vital.
Luke Shaw – 6
Delivery was disappointing at times and didn’t mix with Mount in the identical way as against Iran.
Declan Rice – 6
Mature, composed performance kept watchful eye on USA runners but was overwhelmed too often by great numbers.
Jude Bellingham – 6
Quieter got here this day trip with only the odd glimpse of what he can do in a flash. We must remember he’s still a child.
Mason Mount – 5
Looked as if it would lack his usual energy and England’s threat levels dropped in consequence. Not quite on the suitable wavelength.
Bukayo Saka – 6
Uncharacteristically subdued performance given recent England form. Lacked killer instinct with possibilities he had.
Raheem Sterling – 5
One testing probability touched aside before the break but desired to see him run at uncertain USA defence more.
Harry Kane – 5
Held ball up well however the good lay-offs were few and much between. Could have expected to have done higher with one early probability and headed wide on the death.
Jack Grealish (on for Sterling, min 69) 7
Jordan Henderson (on for Bellingham, min 69) 6
Marcus Rashford (on for Saka, min 78) 6
USA (4-3-3): Turner 6, Dest 7 (Moore 77), Zimmerman 7, Ream 7, Robinson 6; McKennie 8 (Aaronson 77), Adams 7, Musah 7; Weah 7 (Sargent 83), Wright 7 (Reyna 83), Pulisic 7.
Man of the match: Weston McKennie – embodied the whole lot that was impressive in regards to the USA performance.
Referee: Jezuz Valenzuela (Venuzuela)