How England's players rated – Alexander-Arnold wins your man of the match

England team against Belgium
2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC
Host: Russia Dates: 14 June - 15 July
Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.

A much-changed England finished second in Group H after a 1-0 defeat by Belgium.

With qualification to the last 16 already assured, England manager Gareth Southgate made eight changes following the 6-1 win over Panama.

Who stood out? Who has caught the eye ahead of the last-16 meeting with Colombia?

This is chief football writer Phil McNulty's verdict from Russia, along with the ratings you provided courtesy of our player rater.

Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper) 5

Not a great night for Everton's goalkeeper as he faced his first serious test of the World Cup. Looked rusty, lucky to escape a first half fumble but made a couple of good blocks.

Your rating: 5.18

Trent Alexander-Arnold (right wing-back) 7

Excellent temperament and acquitted himself well. Let down by his poor set-piece delivery but one of England's better performers.

Your rating: 5.51

Gary Cahill (centre-back) 6

Superb goal-line clearance and someone who may re-appear at this World Cup.

Your rating: 5.15

John Stones (centre-back) 6

Made several vital first-half interventions before going off injured at half-time.

Your rating: 5.40

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Phil Jones (centre-back) 5

Tough night in the aerial battles with Marouane Fellaini. Will not threaten the starters.

Your rating: 4.34

Danny Rose (left wing-back) 7

Caught out by Adnan Januzaj for the goal but did lots of good things elsewhere.

Your rating: 5.38

Eric Dier (defensive midfield) 4

Did nothing to press his claims for a place alongside Jordan Henderson. Off the pace and poor in possession. Game passed him by.

Your rating: 3.87

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (attacking midfield) 5

Has been impressive when given chances for England but not tonight. Quiet.

Your rating: 5.49

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Fabian Delph (attacking midfield) 6

Busy and kept going as he tried to make an impression in a poor England display. Arguably England's best midfielder.

Your rating: 4.65

Marcus Rashford (forward) 5

Showed lots of pace and endeavour but should have equalised in the second half.

Your rating: 4.93

Jamie Vardy (forward) 5

Busy but barely a threat.

Your rating: 4.82


Harry Maguire (for John Stones 45 mins): Solid enough second half - 6.

Danny Welbeck (for Trent Alexander-Arnold 79 mins): No real chance to make an impact - 5.

England v Belgium - how did you rate the players?

Player of the match

JanuzajAdnan Januzaj

with an average of 6.30


  1. Squad number22Player nameAlexander-Arnold
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  2. Squad number6Player nameMaguire
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  3. Squad number21Player nameLoftus-Cheek
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  4. Squad number5Player nameStones
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  5. Squad number3Player nameRose
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  6. Squad number1Player namePickford
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  7. Squad number15Player nameCahill
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  8. Squad number19Player nameRashford
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  9. Squad number11Player nameVardy
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  10. Squad number17Player nameDelph
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  11. Squad number16Player nameJones
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  12. Squad number14Player nameWelbeck
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  13. Squad number4Player nameDier
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  1. Squad number18Player nameJanuzaj
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  2. Squad number19Player nameDembélé
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  3. Squad number1Player nameCourtois
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  4. Squad number8Player nameFellaini
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  5. Squad number16Player nameT Hazard
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  6. Squad number17Player nameTielemans
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  7. Squad number20Player nameBoyata
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  8. Squad number21Player nameBatshuayi
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  9. Squad number14Player nameMertens
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  10. Squad number3Player nameVermaelen
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  11. Squad number4Player nameKompany
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  12. Squad number22Player nameChadli
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  13. Squad number23Player nameDendoncker
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