England man for man marking

Alert to a 25-yard shot from Markus Kiesenebner in the 15th minute and authoritative during a nervous finale for England when his command of the penalty area kept Austrian chances to a minimum. 7/10


A quiet start, but grew in stature as the game progressed, offering valuable attacking outlets to relieve the pressure when England were down to 10 men and several crucial defensive interceptions. 7


Had a stroke of good fortune when his poor header presented Roland Linz with a second-half lob that hit the crossbar but, on the whole, he deserved it. Dominant in the air otherwise and occasionally broke forward to good effect. 7


Unperturbed on his international recall but denied a part in England's ultimate show of resilience by a hamstring strain that rules him out of Wednesday's game with Poland. 6


Out of position and on his wrong foot but allayed concerns caused by the absence of Ashley Cole with a disciplined performance that contained its usual telling, last-man interventions. 7


Ludicrously booked twice by referee Luis Medina Cantalejo, but he gave the Spaniard all the incentive he needed for the second yellow when he abandoned his responsibility as a captain by allowing the red mist to descend. Was also guilty of drifting inside too often and for too long. 4


Now confirmed as the holder in England's central midfield. It will be hard for Liverpool observers to watch their captain's relentless drive sacrificed for the international cause but still delivered a prodigious work-rate in his finest England game this year. 8


Not only took the penalty-taking duties away from Beckham but the responsibility for England's creative impetus in his absence. An assured spot-kick epitomised a Chelsea-like contribution. 8


The other half of England's right-footed left flank struggled to make the most of several promising situations. Always a willing outlet but his end product was often too erratic. 6


Cleverly won the decisive penalty and should have had another for a more blatant foul by Andreas Dober, but sluggish by his own standards when two inviting chances came his way from open play. 6


Public opinion was divided more than the Austrian defence by Crouch's performance on Saturday. Involved in every promising England attack before fading in the second half - a fault that has been levelled at more established players under Eriksson than someone making their competitive debut. 7



Smoothed the potential ramifications of Beckham's red card with a midfield show of composure and strength. 6


In the end his international exile lasted all of 65 minutes and immediately began to repair his England standing with a solid response to Austria's late rally. 6


Only had nine minutes to make an impression yet brought balance on the left of midfield and perhaps warrants an extended outing in that position. 5

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