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England Player Ratings Against Ukraine

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England in defeating Ukraine last night sealed their passage through to the quarter finals where they will face Italy. Whilst it was a great night for Roy Hodgson, just how did the players rate?

Joe Hart – Another solid performance from England’s #1. Did well to get something on Marko Devic’s shot which John Terry cleared over the line and looks in prime-form ahead of playing Italy. 7/10 

Glen Johnson – After a shaky performance against France first up, the right-back has just got better. His positioning at the back isn’t perfect thought but he is now looking the part at International level. 7/10

Joleon Lescott – Dealt with Ukraine’s attack well and looks more than comfortable International level. Is a certainty to keep his place based on current form after the tournament and should be able to deal with club team-mate Mario Balotelli on Sunday. 7/10.

John Terry – Another strong performance from the former captain who is looking back to his best. Did brillaintly to get back and clear Devic’s shot despite it being over the line and impressed once again with his reading of the game from the back. 8/10

Ashley Cole – Will not come closer to scoring his first England goal than his shot which was saved by Andrei Pyatov which would have sealed the win. Got forward well all game with his organistion helpinghis winger Ashley Young through a difficult game. 6/10

Ashley Young – Strangely England’s best player over the last year or so failed to turn up. Was marked tightly and disappeared in the second-half. Produced a fine cross which led to Wayne Rooney heading wide and needs to do better against Italy. 5/10.

Scott Parker – He might have been knackered after 47 minutes when he needed a drink straight after half-time but the Spurs man gave 110% as always. He may not have the legs to get about and dominate a game but he never gives up and that’s a great quality . 6/10

Steven Gerrard – Put in his best performance of the tournament putting in a captain’s performance. His game has changed alot in the last two years due to injury but he was still able to influence the play putting in some great crosses including the one for Rooney’s winner. 8/10

James Milner – Another disapointing performance from the Premier League winner. Worked hard tracking back but offered little going forward where he kept losing the ball out-wide. Needs to work on the simple things instead of trying to beat two men out wide. Can do better. 5/10.

Wayne Rooney– Scored the winner from Gerrard’s deflected cross. Should have scored from Young’s cross in the first half. Didn’t quite look at full match-fitness and wasn’t able to hold onto the ball. Still England’s most dangerous player though. 6/10

Danny Welbeck – A bit of a frustrating night for England’s match-winner from the Sweden game. Was unable to spread the ball to his team-mates after holding up the ball due to England dropping deep. Did well to track back and fight for the ball. 6/10


Theo Walcott – Came on for Milner with 20 minutes to go. Sadly with England dropping deep he was unable to get on the ball much which was frustrating. Tracked back well and was unlucky not to recieve the ball in the area late-on when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain broke clear.  3/10

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Came on for Rooney late on and showed again his raw pace which can and will hurt the best teams in the world. Did well to break clear from midfield but went against passing to Walcott who had a clear shot on goal, losing the ball instead.  3/10

Andy Carroll – Did his best to hold onto the ball after coming on in the closing stages for Welbeck but that was about it. Could be a good bet to start against Italy where his aggresive style-of-play could really hurt their inexperienced back-line. 3/10

By Adam Dennehey @ADennehey87