England plyer-by-player assessment

After the penalty save and all the others, he's now up there with Shilton and Clemence and getting even better at judging when to move off his line. His decision to go to intercept Manjarin in the first half averted a certain goal.

1 David Seaman

2 saves

19 clearances

15 passes

2 Gary Neville

55 passes

1 tackle

0 shots

How he wanted to go forward and support the attack, and how Spain's Sergi wanted to do the same. Sergi won the battle of the adventurers and Neville only ended up in the book.

5 Tony Adams

37 passes

7 tackles

0 shots

Playing through the pain as you knew he would and inspiring with his determination more than ability. Spain's defence did well to stop his marauding upfield, but his lack of pace in his own penalty area proved dangerous.

6 Gareth

Southgate

38 passes

5 tackles

1 shot

His positional versatility was matched by his distribution and placid defensive outlook. Often covered for Adams and was always quick to make up for England's worrying loss of possession in midfield.

3 Stuart Pearce

57 passes

9 tackles

1 shot

He could see a carrot at the end of the tunnel and he knew what it meant. The bigger the carrot the greater the need for experience, but here he rarely took advantage of the space given down the left side.

17 Steve

McManaman

31 passes

3 tackles

1 shot

The true English players most praised by their foreign counterparts have been McManaman and Gascoigne. Playing on his natural right side he did well enough, but after moving inside was the star of the show.

7 David Platt

29 passes

6 tackles

1 shot

Sometimes you think he is a bit of a charlatan: a modest talent with a high profile. This was one of those days - anonymous.

8 Paul Gascoigne

49 passes

7 tackles

2 shots

Calm, oafish and unique, had one of those days when by his own standards he just played well - by the standards of the rest that was still admirable, but had no acceleration when it mattered.

11 Darren

Anderton

43 passes

4 tackles

2 shots

Maturing promisingly internationally but yesterday never seemed comfortable going forward and was unable to cut inside effectively. Nevertheless worked tirelessly without any end product.

10 Teddy

Sheringham

20 passes

1 tackle

1 shot

It's taken a long time to recognise his cunning ability to disturb defences more by the subtlety of his drawing defenders out of position than by his scoring. This was another example. He missed England's best chance.

9 Alan Shearer

16 passes

0 tackles

2 shots

If anyone was going to become the victim of hyped expectancy after that overreaction to the defeat of the forlorn Dutch, it had to be him. Almost every ball seemed a foot beyond his reach.

14 Nick Barmby

2 passes, 0 tackles

20 Steve Stone

4 passes, 1 tackle

21 Robbie Fowler

4 passes, 0 tackles

Fresh legs but rarely got near the ball in extra time. Didn't matter.

Gave a desperately needed boost and deserved a penalty.

No chance to break deadlock in 10 minutes he was given.

Life and Style
A monstrous idea? Body transplants might no longer be science fiction
Science An Italian neurosurgeon believes so - and it's not quite as implausible as it sounds, says Steve Connor
Sport
Demba Ba (right) celebrates after Besiktas win on penalties
footballThere was no happy return to the Ataturk Stadium, where the Reds famously won Champions League
Arts and Entertainment
Natural beauty: Aidan Turner stars in the new series of Poldark
arts + ents
News
Mia Freedman, editorial director of the Mamamia website, reads out a tweet she was sent.
arts + ents
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
people
Arts and Entertainment
The write stuff: masters of story-telling James Joyce, left, and Thomas Hardy
arts + ents...begging to differ, John Walsh can't even begin to number the ways
News
Image from a flyer at the CPAC event where Nigel Farage will be speaking
news
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Bookkeeper

£23000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This small, friendly, proactive...

Recruitment Genius: Photographic Event Crew

£14500 - £22800 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Software Developers - .NET / ASP.NET / WebAPI / JavaScript

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A Software Developer is required to join a lea...

Austen Lloyd: Corporate Tax Solicitor - City

Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: A first rate opportunity to join a top ranking...

Day In a Page

HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower