Harry Kane scored a hat-trick since England thrashed Bulgaria 4-0 within their Qualifier, but who caught the eye in Wembley?
Jordan Pickford – 7
A quiet afternoon for the Everton man, but he’d make one critical save soon after the break, downing a Bulgaria equaliser to be prevented by a Marcelinho shot. He landed by tipping the on the pub, Harry Maguire in trouble with one loose pass in the half, however, responded.
Kieran Trippier – 7
Caught out of position over a couple of occasions in the first half although his first runs proved to be a source of risk to the men of Southgate – as shown by the simple fact that he needed more touches of the ball.
Michael Keane – 7
Preferred into Tyrone and Joe Gomez Mings in the heart of the defence of England. Booked from the first half, but functioned well complete.
Harry Maguire – 7
Another solid performance from a participant who has come to be a mainstay of the defence of Southgate. He controlled the backline nicely and utilized the ball smartly, also, completing 88 including 65 in the Bulgaria half – of his own 91 passes.
Danny Rose – 7
His former Tottenham team-mate, like Trippier that he caused Bulgaria problems and got forward well. With the majority of Bulgaria’s best moments coming down the flank he didn’t shirk his duties, either. Booked for one slightly over-zealous challenge in the closing stages.
Declan Rice – 8
Merely his appearance for England side but looks at home in Southgate’s midfield. Showed awareness that is remarkable defensive facing the back four neater and more interceptions than some of the team-mates. Finished 95 of his 98 passes.
Jordan Henderson – 6
Didn’t do much wrong despite enjoying since England’s most advanced midfielder at times but didn’t provide much in the means of creativity, either. Connected sweetly with a single Rose cross at the first half but his effort flew wide. Replaced by Mason Mount midway through the second half.
Ross Barkley – 8
Produced some eye-catching minutes of ability, finishing five dribbles and creating four chances. Everything came – there were groans from the audience when he over-hit one move at the next half – but he always strove to make things happen.
Raheem Sterling – 9
England’s most dangerous player in the first half, together with Bulgaria defenders simply not able to keep up with him. Showed great expectation to permeate the loose pass of Plamen Iliev and tee the opener of Harry Kane, and was then in the perfect place at the right time when his team-mate returned the favour after the fracture.
Marcus Rashford – 7
Quiet at the first half compared to Sterling, but enjoyed more of the ball after the break, demonstrating pace to acquire the punishment for England’s next goal and producing some fine passes. Moved after the withdrawal of Kane into the center but had openings.
Harry Kane – 9
England’s hat-trick hero. Normally alert to start the scoring from Sterling’s cut-back and completed his hat-trick with two outstanding penalties in the second half. Additionally played a very important part in the purpose of Sterling, intercepting a Bulgaria pass before providing the assist and charging.
Mason Mount – 6
Showed plenty of effort on his introduction, buzzing across the Bulgaria half, but his real meaningful shot on goal flew high and wide.
Jadon Sancho – 6
Showed flashes of his own skill but didn’t have a massive quantity of time to generate an impact. Wasted one counter-attacking opportunity with a minute of bad control.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
Little time to make a impression on the match, although A second for the man as he made his first England appearance since March 2018.
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