Little to do, performed unhurriedly and may now need a severe test of reflexes and kicking from the floor in training
before Tuesday's game against Argentina.
Further eased his way into his role at the back. Mostly accurate in the tackle, a tad less certain when passing the ball forward but is growing in stature.
Alert, astute, orderly. Calming influence not least in opening stages when England were in bull-in-china-shop mode. Living on instincts in making winning tackles but instincts serving him well.
Doubtless benefits from playing alongside Adams but is his own man. Unfazed and
formidable, the sight of him charging
forward is as thrilling as it must be
unsettling for opponents.
No finer spectacle than a wronged
footballer setting the record straight. Busy and canny; timely volleyed goal; clearly only needs to play internationals between sicknotes.
Vocal, passionate, never-say-die and never missed tackle. Brave, desperate to do well. Played a couple of rustic, ambitious passes meant to be probing which missed their target.
Eminently articulate reply to coach who said he was not focused. Occasional
powder-puff tackling offset by energy and a sizzling free-kick to grace any
Graeme Le Saux
Was possible to see thinking-man's footballer thinking that all was not well with his game. Worryingly caught out tracking back; still gives team exciting options on left flank.
Human dynamo. With carrot top and perpetual motion impossible to resist comparison with Alan Ball despite style differences. Not every ball a winner but popped up where least expected.
Heavily marked but as ever willingly roamed to find space. Won and held up ball if necessary but still not in possession of his sharpest shooting boots.
Enviably huge talent put in some perspective. Did not match the feats of his earlier substitute appearance, but his pace was electrifying. Cannot afford to squander good chances later in tournament.
(for Scholes, 73) In 17 minutes did enough to demonstrate that his dainty dribbling could yet be influential against miserly
defences. Still gives ball away too much.
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