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England 2-1 Poland: Player ratings for Gareth Southgate's side


Nick Pope Powerless to stop Poland’s leveller. Concerns over his distribution persist after a shaky early clearance. 5

Kyle Walker Defensively sound but made little impact in the final third. Reece James, who came off the bench late on, is a better crosser. 6

John Stones Costly dithering in possession gifted Jakub Moder the chance to equalise. At least he made the winner for Maguire. 4

Harry Maguire Injected urgency by bringing the ball out of defence. Brilliant late finish to seal the win. 7

Ben Chilwell Desperate to shine after replacing Luke Shaw at left-back but looked vulnerable when Poland attacked after equalising. 6

Declan Rice The 22-year-old impressed again at the heart of midfield. Positionally astute, strong in the tackle and eager to drive forward. 7 (man of the match)

Raheem Sterling is brought down by Michal Helik for an England penalty, converted by Harry Kane.
Raheem Sterling is brought down by Michal Helik for an England penalty, converted by Harry Kane. Photograph: Michael Steele/The FA/Getty Images

Kalvin Phillips The Leeds midfielder offered balance out of possession but many will question whether his passing was quick enough. 6

Mason Mount His final pass was off on a few occasions but he kept probing for openings and running at defenders. 7

Phil Foden The youngster was dangerous at times on the right wing, but lacked a cutting edge. Wasted a decent chance. 6

Harry Kane The captain scored an emphatic first-half penalty but needed better service. Had few sights of goal. 6

Raheem Sterling The Manchester City winger excelled, using his pace to torment Michal Helik, who fouled him for Kane’s penalty. 7

Subs Reece James (for Foden, 86) 6; Dominic Calvert-Lewin (for Kane, 89) 6; Jesse Lingard (for Sterling, 89) 6



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