Lithuania 0, England 1 player ratings: Harry Winks shines on debut as Three Lions prevail in Vilnius

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Harry Winks was onte of England's best performers in Lithuania (Source: Getty)

Jack Butland – 7

Brilliant reflex save to prevent a Michael Keane own goal and generally solid audition for Joe Hart’s No1 jersey.

Kieran Trippier – 6

Got forward well and produced some dangerous crosses in place of his former Spurs colleague Kyle Walker.

Michael Keane – 6

Indebted to Jack Butland for preventing his near own goal but an otherwise assured performance.

John Stones – 7

Defended well and tried to take initiative with passing out of defence. One moment of over-elaboration gave Lithuania a chance.

Harry Maguire – 5

Looked uncomfortable at times on his debut. An early slip let the hosts in and some carelessness in possession.

Aaron Cresswell – 6

Showcased his excellent deliveries in open play and from dead balls. Good second-half header forced a save.

Jordan Henderson – 6

More dynamic than against Slovenia but his attempted long passes repeatedly went astray on unforgiving artificial pitch.

Harry Winks – 7

Brought quick feet and much-needed passing range on promising debut. Set up Rashford for first-half chance and had left-footed shot saved.

Marcus Rashford – 7

Forced a good save in the first half and scared Lithuania every time he ran at them. Faded after half-time.

Dele Alli – 6

Won the penalty and sniffed around for further openings throughout the match without making any impact.

Harry Kane – 7

Buried the match-winning penalty decisively but England’s captain managed little else on an evening when he was starved of supply.


Daniel Sturridge (Rashford, 72) 5: brought some welcome unpredictability to the attack but with no tangible result; Jesse Lingard (Alli, 81): too short an appearance to make an impact.

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