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England player ratings as four Three Lions stars fail Euro 2024 auditions in Australia win

A closely rotated staggered to a 1-0 victory over Australia with a number of stars struggling to catch the attention at Wembley. The likes of Fikayo Tomori, Jordan Henderson, Conor Gallagher and Ollie Watkins are all determined to be included for Euro 2024 subsequent summer season – however none of them made a lot of a declare for beginning spots in strongest workforce. 

Sam Johnstone – 6

Crystal Palace star Johnstone was handed a uncommon England begin and did effectively, though had little to do. His distribution was usually assured however he finds himself beneath Jordan Pickford within the pecking order. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7 

Alexander-Arnold was on the centre of all the pieces constructive for England. Transferring into midfield from right-back, a number of inventive passes helped the Three Lions mount harmful assaults. 

Fikayo Tomori – 5

With a beginning spot as John Stones’ centre-back companion up for grabs, Tomori did little to show that it must be him. For all his faults, Harry Maguire presently leads that race. Marc Guehi has additionally impressed greater than Tomori in an England shirt. 

Lewis Dunk – 6

Brighton captain Dunk had a troublesome begin to his England profession and spent 5 years within the wilderness. However good performances in opposition to Scotland in September and right here in opposition to Australia put him in rivalry for Germany subsequent summer season. 

Levi Colwill – 6

Colwill loved a sturdy England debut at left-back. The starlet will at some point kind a part of England’s first-choice centre-back partnership – however the 21-year-old is a short while away from that.


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England midfielder Jordan Henderson epitomised the sluggish tempo of the sport (Picture: Getty)

Conor Gallagher – 5

Within the context of this being an audition for normal begins in Southgate’s first-choice midfield, Gallagher struggled to make a critical case. He was lucky to stay on the pitch after two poor first-half challenges, incomes solely a yellow card for the second. 

Jordan Henderson – 5

Henderson has been enjoying his soccer within the a lot slower, far much less difficult Saudi Professional League. And it confirmed. The previous captain epitomised a first-half England efficiency that merely went by means of the motions. 

Jarrod Bowen – 5

An England recall was deserved after a powerful begin to the season with West Ham. Nonetheless, Bowen struggled to influence the sport from the correct wing. 

James Maddison – 6

Maddison continues to stake a declare to start out for England at Euro 2024. The man is unlucky that England’s greatest participant, Jude Bellingham, is a assured starter in his most popular No 10 function.



Conor Gallagher was lucky to not see crimson for England (Picture: Getty)

Jack Grealish – 6

Like Maddison, star Grealish tried to extend the tempo all through the sport. His effort goalwards was turned in by Ollie Watkins halfway by means of the second half. 

Ollie Watkins – 5

Harry Kane’s No 9 shirt is firmly safe. With the function of being the Bayern Munich star’s backup being up for grabs, Watkins struggled to take his alternative. The Aston Villa striker did certainly finally seize his objective, a tap-in from Grealish’s shot-cum-cross. 

However the ahead missed two different golden alternatives, failing to transform Gallagher’s cut-back from in entrance of objective earlier than hitting the publish having rounded Mat Ryan. Somebody critical about difficult Kane’s place would have caught each possibilities away.

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Ollie Watkins scored however won’t threaten England captain Harry Kane’s place (Picture: Getty)


John Stones – 6

Stones begins for England when match. His minutes are being managed as he returns to damage, however England regarded extra assured after the 29-year-old’s introduction. 

Kieran Trippier – 6

Tripper was a part of a quadruple change on the hour and linked up effectively with Alexander-Arnold, who moved right into a right-sided central midfield place.

Kalvin Phillips – 6

Regardless of a scarcity of minutes for Man Metropolis, Phillips all the time performs effectively for England. The previous Leeds star provides Southgate a unique choice to Declan Rice within the holding midfield place. 

Marcus Rashford – 5

Rashford struggled to get into the sport after his introduction on the hour. 

Eddie Nketiah – N/A 

Nketiah is in competitors with Watkins to turn out to be England’s back-up striker. Nonetheless, the ball barely fell his manner for the 24-year-old to show he’s the higher choice. 

Phil Foden – N/A

Foden confirmed some good touches in his quarter-hour, enjoying in central midfield. He was not on the pitch lengthy sufficient to have an effect, although. 

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