England vs Belgium: Man-for-man marking

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England

JOE HART

Impressive display though more decisive action may have prevented Cahill's injury.7/10

GLEN JOHNSON

Defensive weakness exposed when forced to scythe down Dries Mertens and rarely threatened. 6

GARY CAHILL

Looked solid and composed in the centre prior to his unfortunate collision with Joe Hart. 6

JOHN TERRY

Refused to be unnerved by the fact no one was booing him. Poor distribution let him down. 6

ASHLEY COLE

Could have used the ball better, and would have liked to make more impact going forward. 7

JAMES MILNER

Busy, industrious but largely uninspiring: a template for the team he is toiling in. 6

SCOTT PARKER

Hard-working but not match-sharp and it showed. Booked for a late tackle on Jan Vertonghen. 6

STEVEN GERRARD

Praised by Hodgson for his defensive work, which was justified and significant. 7

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN

It was encouraging the way he refused to let early slip inhibit him, but faded. 6

ASHLEY YOUNG

Lovely pass for Welbeck's strike, confirming his key role in England's goal threat. 7

DANNY WELBECK

His expertly taken goal was a reward for several good runs off the back of defenders. 7

Best Belgian

MAROUANE FELLAINI 8

The Evertonian was everywhere, mixing steel and silk, defending, creating and shooting.

Best off the bench

Wayne Rooney 8

Underlined what a loss he will be while Joleon Lescott (7) did well and Jermain Defoe (7) went close.

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