HOW THEY RATED ENGLAND

Joe Hart 6
Wasn’t required to make a single save of note and was nothing but a glorified ball boy throughout.

Chris Smalling 6
Performed well enough against limited opposition but doesn’t look a long-term option at right-back.

John Terry 7
Accomplished stuff from the skipper. Phil Jones will be waiting in the wings for some time yet.

Gary Cahill 6
Contributed to two clean sheets in the space of four days but sterner tests lie ahead.

Ashley Cole 7
Coped masterfully with the threat of Bale. Remains just about the first name on the team sheet.

Gareth Barry 5
In a midfield zone saturated with mediocrity, the City water carrier failed to stamp his authority.

Frank Lampard 5
Neat and tidy but nothing more. Skied the one presentable opportunity that came his way.

James Milner 6
Worth his place in the squad by virtue of his versatility but not suited to a central role at this level.

Ashley Young 8
Hopefully he’s not peaking too soon, but already looks certain of a place in England’s Euro 2012 squad.

Stewart Downing 7
Showed he’s more than a one trick pony with the way he created Young’s goal. Impressive again.

Wayne Rooney 5
The smile in Sofia was replaced by a scowl at Wembley. Frustrated by lack of support.

Substitutes
Scott Parker: Unlucky to be dropped on the evidence of his performance in Sofia last week. Sent on to do a steadying job in place of Lampard but was hardly noticed. Adam Johnson: Only given 11 minutes to make an impact and saw little of the ball. This time last year he looked like an England regular for years to come, but lack of first-team action at Manchester City means he’s been overtaken by Downing and Young.

Fabio Capello 6
Got the job done, more by luck than judgement. Over-cautious against the world’s 117th best team.