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England vs Norway player ratings: Was Raheem Sterling or Wayne Rooney the best player on the pitch?

A look at the individual performances at Wembley

New captain Wayne Rooney rescued Roy Hodgson from embarrassment as a record-low crowd watched England sneak past Norway in a dull and uninspiring friendly at Wembley.

Just 40,181 turned up to the national stadium to watch England register a 1-0 win thanks to Rooney's 69th minute penalty.

It was the lowest England crowd at the new Wembley by more than eight thousand.

But what did they see from this England side entering into a new phase?

Did new Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck shine from the bench? Who is the player that we'll all be pinning our hopes of glory on going forward? Check out our ratings below...

Who was your man of the match? Let us know in the comments below.