HOW THEY RATED ENGLAND

Joe Hart 8

Will be disappointed with the goal he conceded but saved well from Diarra, Ribery and Benzema

Glen Johnson 7

Impressed whenever one-on-one and passed the ball well, though his awareness will need to improve

Joleon Lescott 7

Scored England’s goal with an excellent header, and otherwise was not exposed at the back

John Terry 6

Did nothing wrong. England’s defence held their shape well but had little to do as an individual

Ashley Cole 8

Made some good challenges against dangerous opposition and always made his experience count

James Milner 6

Covered lots of ground and posed a threat but his delivery lacked quality. Should have scored

Scott Parker 6

Though not his fault, was part of an outnumbered, bettered midfield. Typically tenacious throughout

Steven Gerrard 6

The captain crossed superbly for Lescott’s goal and did all he could but was also outnumbered

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7

Lively until substituted and provided a genuine threat. Played confidently

Ashley Young 6

Passed well and was dangerous in possession but, though not his fault, didn’t see enough of the ball

Danny Welbeck 8

Tirelessly worked the channels and provided an outlet despite being isolated. England’s best player

Substitutes

Jermain Defoe (77 mins, for Oxlade-Chamberlain): Joined Welbeck up front but, beyond a brief run, had little impact. Jordan Henderson (78 mins, for Parker): Had to replace the tired Parker but had little time to make an impression. Maintained the team’s shape; it would have been wrong for him to try and change the game. Theo Walcott (90 mins, for Welbeck): Brought on to help run the clock down

Roy Hodgson 8

Organised his side well, picked the right line-up and sensibly targeted a point by not unsettling his team