Man marking: England's best and worst in Germany

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* PAUL ROBINSON

Confirmed his reputation as a fine shot stopper but not as a goalkeeper with authority of his penalty box at this World Cup. His study of Portuguese penalty-takers did not pay off in the shoot-out either. 10/20

* GARY NEVILLE

Restricted to only two appearances by an untimely injury and his understanding with David Beckham was sorely missed. Struggled to impose himself when he did play. 9

* ASHLEY COLE

Improved by the game, which was not surprising given his injury problems last season. Dominant in the final two games. Against Ecuador his intervention for Carlos Tenorio's shot was vital to the ultimate outcome. 14

* STEVEN GERRARD

One of England's best performers on the whole. Nevertheless, he was again hindered by Eriksson's midfield policy and will be haunted by his crucial penalty miss against Portugal. 15

* RIO FERDINAND

England's finest defender at the last World Cup relished the grand occasion once again. Can claim most credit for England's four clean sheets in five games. 16

* JOHN TERRY

Repaired his reputation at this World Cup with an outstanding display against Portugal, but had previously struggled to find the consistency and command that sets him apart at Stamford Bridge. 10

* DAVID BECKHAM

The end of a paradoxical era. His set-piece deliveries proved instrumental to a team bereft of style and yet he struggled to produce a 90-minute performance that confirmed his status within either the game or Sven Goran Eriksson's plans. 9

* FRANK LAMPARD

Is peeved at the criticism he received in Germany, arguing that he deserved more respect after two outstanding seasons for Chelsea. It was against those excellent standards, however, that he was judged at the World Cup and came up short. 5

* WAYNE ROONEY

Dominated England's World Cup when he was on the pitch and when he was sent off it against Portugal. Helped to improve the team's performance level once he was thrown into the fray but was understandably below par and discovered in the most painful manner possible that his reputation now precedes him. 8

* MICHAEL OWEN

A tournament to forget for the Newcastle striker. Struggled for form after a long injury lay-off, was ignored by Eriksson's tactics and then suffered the cruellest of cuts when his knee gave way against Sweden. 4

* JOE COLE

When he played well, so did England, which was why it was so frustrating when he was left on the fringes of the action against Ecuador and Portugal. Will return home a more confident player on the biggest stage. 16

* SOL CAMPBELL

Made only a 34-minute appearance as a substitute against Sweden, when England had their worst defensive display of the tournament. Will not recall his last World Cup with any great pleasure. 4

* JAMIE CARRAGHER

Carragher filled in at right-back in Neville's absence and did so to good effect defensively, although without the same attacking approach. Fell victim to Ricardo's brilliance in the shoot-out. 10

* OWEN HARGREAVES

Hargreaves arrived in Germany, where he plays his club football, having to defend his position in the squad, but left it at least having proved why he was there. Excellent in the holding midfield role against Sweden and Portugal. 17

* MICHAEL CARRRICK

Asked to play in the midfield holding role against Ecuador, when he used the ball to good effect. However, he was discarded when Hargreaves returned to the position against Portugal. 10

* AARON LENNON

Used three times as a substitute, Lennon gave a series of enterprising displays. Required more composure against Portugal but that was inevitable in view of his inexperience. A fine tournament. 16

* STEWART DOWNING

Again used three times from the bench, although only once for any significant period of time, Downing did well enough against Trinidad & Tobago, although did not make a major impact. 10

* PETER CROUCH

Elevated in the pecking order by Rooney's and then Owen's injuries, Crouch proved a decent, if occasionally erratic, alternative. Impressive against Portugal and when he led the line alone. 13

* NOT USED

David James, Scott Carson, Wayne Bridge, Jermaine Jenas, Theo Walcott.

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