Joe Hart - 7
Grew in confidence after uncertain start and quick off his line to make crucial save from Matavs in 84th minute.
Kyle Walker - 6
Great driving run and cross to set up Kane's late winner only partially redeemed error-strewn and blunt display.
John Stones - 6
Ease on ball makes him best the partner for more agricultural Cahill but defensive lapses crept in later on.
Gary Cahill - 6
Good defending to deny Ilicic in second half and otherwise competently dealt with Slovenia's minimal threat.
Ryan Bertrand - 5
Bright start but failed to get behind Slovenia despite linking up with dengerous Rashford on the left. Rarely tested in defence.
Eric Dier - 5
Useful defensive cover at times but sat very deep. Midfield pairing with Henderson is painfully short of penetration.
Jordan Henderson - 5
Serious questions remain about his playmaking ability. Brought energy and willing but no cutting edge.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 4
An anonymous performance on the right and no better when he swapped flanks with Rashford. Enduring a difficult spell.
Raheem Sterling - 5
Bore the brunt of roughhouse Slovenia tackling but, aside from setting up one Rashford chance, nullified too easily for No10.
Marcus Rashford - 7
Once again England's most inventive attacker and most likely to find a gap. Wasted clear chance with casual finish.
Harry Kane - 8
Toiled indefatigably on scraps all night until he finally got a half-chance and made it count. World class goalscorer.
Jesse Lingard (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 62) - 6: arrival preceded good team spell; Michael Keane (Sterling, 85): negligible impact.