Kyle Goldsmith rates how England’s players performed in their 2-0 win over Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying on Monday….
Joe Hart – 8/10
A quality performance from the Manchester City goalkeeper, who saved England on numerous occasions, including two stunning saves from Haris Seferovic.
A solid performance. He showed amazing composure for such a young man. Despite not doing anything exceptional, it was certainly not a bad competitive start for him.
Phil Jones – 5/10
Jones was carved open a number of times, with Cahill bailing him out on numerous occasions. Despite this, he did come close to scoring in the first half.
Gary Cahill – 7/10
Like stated previously, Cahill had to save England on various occasions, including an unbelievable tackle in the box late on. Was also a threat in Switzerland’s penalty area.
Leighton Baines – 6/10
Firm performance, and also showed some of his attacking promise. Put in some nice crosses, creating numerous chances for Welbeck and others. Kept Shaqiri nice and quiet until late on when England started to back off.
Fabian Delph – 6/10
Like Stones, Delph had another solid game, despite it looking like he would be overrun. Showed discipline to avoid a second yellow after being booked within minutes.
Jack Wilshere – 6/10
A decent game, made some mistakes. Without being spectacular, he played his part in a great win for England.
Jordan Henderson – 6/10
Terrific work rate but much like Wilshere never did anything too extravagant. Also helped John Stones through the game.
Raheem Sterling – 10/10
Yet another incredible performance, which probably would have been enough for the Man of the Match award if it wasn’t for Welbeck’s two goals. Unbelievable energy, which was showed when even in the 94th minute he won the ball in his own half and had a huge hand in Welbeck’s second.
Danny Welbeck-10/10 Man of the Match
Showed great energy like Sterling to run half the pitch to finish the game off. Despite missing lots of chances, showed finishing ability for the second goal and instinct to get in the right position for the first, which was somewhat fortunate.
A decent captain’s performance did something to shed some of the criticism he received from media and fans during the week.
James Milner (for Wilshere 73′) – 6/10
A typical James Milner performance. Worked hard like always but didn’t do anything special.
Phil Jagielka (for Jones 77′) – 6/10
Made some crucial tackles late on, and surely put himself into the mind of Roy Hodgson to start ahead of Jones.
Rickie Lambert (for Rooney 90′) – 6/10
Not much time on the pitch but still made an impact, slipping in Welbeck to kill the game off.