England player ratings

 
Ross McLean
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Joe Hart 7
Produced a superb one-handed save shortly after half time to keep out Blackburn forward Josh King’s header

Jack Wilshere 6
Sharp in possession with neat movement. Supported England’s attacks well, particularly first half

John Stones 7
Composed in defence on his first England start and delivered searching right-wing crosses

Jordan Henderson 6
Energetic at the base of the midfield. Failed to convert one of England’s better passing moves

Gary Cahill 6
Generally solid but had Hart to thank after being robbed of possession by King in a dangerous area

Raheem Sterling 8
Won England’s spotkick and looked increasingly mature and confident with the ball at his feet

Phil Jones 6
Good aerially in both penalty areas. Read the game well but has a tendency to be caught positionally

Daniel Sturridge 7
Dovetailed with Sterling beautifully at times and looks a growing threat in international football

Leighton Baines 5
Never overly troubled in defence but not at his rampaging best as an attacking force

Wayne Rooney 5
Still not at his fluent best but struck home a penalty to start his reign as captain with a goal and victory

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6
Found himself on the fringes of the game after utilizing his pace early on

Substitutes
James Milner (Oxlade-Chamberlain 69) 6; Fabian Delph (Wilshere 69) 6; Danny Welbeck (Rooney 70) 7; Calum Chambers (Stones 81) 6; Phil Jagielka (Cahill 84) 6; Rickie Lambert (Sturridge 89) 6