How did the players fare in England's 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley?

ENGLAND (4-2-3-1):

6 Pickford: Claimed everything that came into England’s penalty area and didn’t have to make many saves – but his distribution wasn’t at its usual high levels

5 Walker: Was solid enough defensively, but he gave the ball away cheaply on a number of occasions, especially in the first half

7 Stones: Dominated at the heart of the England defence – was positionally excellent and used the ball well when he had it

8 Mings: Produced a superb display at the heart of England’s back four, winning a succession of important headers and outmuscling his opponents

7 Trippier: Found himself repositioned at left-back, but did well on a day when he was not really asked to gallop forward

9 PHILLIPS: Performed brilliantly at the heart of midfield, closing down opponents, winning tackles and providing the assist for Sterling’s winner

6 Rice: Held things together neatly at the base of midfield and helped deny Modric time and space to pick his passes

6 Foden: Almost enjoyed a dream start as he shot against the base of the post, and was a threat whenever he was able to cut infield

6 Mount: Wasn’t able to have the impact he might have hoped for, but still made a valuable contribution to England’s win

7 Sterling: Made the difference as he swept home England’s winner and caused problems by stretching the Croatian defence

5 Kane: Didn’t look at his sharpest on occasion, although this was not a day when opportunities really came his way


6 Rashford (for Foden, 70): Helped stretch the Croatian defence after he was introduced in the closing stages of the game

Bellingham (for Kane, 82)

Calvert-Lewin (for Sterling, 90)

(not used): D Henderson (gk), Johnstone, Shaw, Coady, White, James, Henderson, Saka, Grealish.

CROATIA (4-3-3):

Livakovic 5; Vrsaljko 5, Vida 5, Caleta-Car 5, Gvardiol 4, MODRIC 7, Brozovic 5 (Vlasic 70, 4), Kovacic 7 (Pasalic 85); Rebic 5 (Petkovic 79), Kramaric 4 (Brekalo 70, 4), Perisic 5.

Subs (not used): Kalinic (gk), Sluga (gk), Budimir, Skoric, Baedlj, Juranovic, Bradaric, Ivanusec.

Man Of The Match: KALVIN PHILLIPS – The Leeds United midfielder produced a coming-of-age display thanks to easily his best performance in an England shirt.