Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

England had been held to a 1-1 draw in opposition to Ukraine of their newest European Qualifier, bringing an finish to their 100 per cent file. Right here, Sky Sports activities charges the Three Lions in Poland…

Jordan Pickford – 6

Pickford had little to do earlier than Oleksandr Zinchenko’s strike or after, however was crushed by a great end to finish England’s run of 5 and a half hours with out conceding a objective.

Kyle Walker – 8

A very good efficiency from the Manchester Metropolis right-back, together with a primary England objective. Good run, good management, good end when his workforce had been underneath strain.

Defensively, he had Mykhailo Mudryk on toast. Walker beautifully blocked the multi-million pound Chelsea man in virtually each duel, and continued to look optimistic going ahead.

By far and away England’s greatest participant of the night.

Ben Chilwell – 6

Began properly in an attacking position down the left, however discovered himself outnumbered as Ukraine overloaded the correct wing within the build-up to their opener. After that, didn’t have many standout moments, or errors to account for both.

Harry Maguire – 6

Maguire’s distribution prompted his team-mates points at occasions and his lack of membership recreation time was apparent, particularly within the first half.

Nevertheless, he was a great aerial menace for England as they pushed for a winner within the second half. Maguire looped a header onto the roof of the web within the 51st minute, earlier than one other nodded effort was collected by Heorhiy Bushchan 20 minutes later.

Booked within the 86th minute after colliding with the goalkeeper, though it was extraordinarily harsh.

Marc Guehi – 7

General, a great exhibiting from the Crystal Palace defender. Ushered harmful balls out properly when Ukraine had been on high within the first half and justified his inclusion as Maguire’s centre-back companion.

Declan Rice – 6

Might be accused of failing to trace his Arsenal team-mate Zinchenko for Ukraine’s opener and didn’t fairly look his greatest all through. Rice has had higher video games in an England shirt.

Jordan Henderson – 7

Jordan Henderson performed his first England recreation since his transfer to Saudi Arabia

An eventful week for Henderson, nevertheless it was a stable efficiency in his first England recreation since a controversial transfer to Saudi Arabia.

There was a litany of errors within the build-up to Ukraine’s opener, and he may even be accused of failing to trace his man and the hosts carved England open.

Afterwards, nevertheless, Henderson regarded the most probably to create one thing, firing over shot over quickly after. He additionally performed two excellent crosses into the world inside 10 minutes of the second half, exhibiting little signal of the pre-match strain affecting him.

Jude Bellingham – 7

Jude Bellingham didn’t have his greatest recreation for England on Saturday night

The brand new Actual Madrid man started properly in Poland, however he wanted a guiding hand from his captain as Ukraine annoyed England within the first half. Nevertheless, a header shortly after the break required a cease from the Ukraine goalkeeper.

Not his greatest efficiency however there have been nonetheless shiny moments from the midfielder, who was substituted within the sixty fifth minute.

James Maddison – 6

Regardless of an excellent begin to life at Tottenham, Maddison didn’t carry that type to Poland. A scarcity of monitoring again on the left noticed former Leicester team-mate Chilwell uncovered too typically, particularly for the opener.

Booked within the thirty fifth minute for a horrible problem on Yukhym Konoplya and virtually attempting too onerous at occasions, which led to wasted moments. There was coronary heart, however not quite a lot of end. Substituted within the sixty fifth minute.

James Maddison was booked in Wroclaw and didn’t carry his Tottenham type to England

Bukayo Saka – 6

England Males’s Participant of the Yr began brightly – having the primary shot of the sport blocked within the thirteenth minute – however a heavy problem from Everton’s Vitalii Mykolenko noticed his affect diminished.

That was till the sixtieth minute when he rifled an effort onto the crossbar. Saka livened up barely after, however was changed within the 86th minute with the Mykolenko problem seeking to have rattled him.

Harry Kane – 7

Within the opening 40 minutes, the England captain was extra wandering peacemaker than striker. However an exquisite cross for Walker’s equaliser noticed Kane as soon as once more provide you with the products when his workforce wanted him.

He fired large within the sixty fourth minute earlier than a harmful cross shortly after was well-blocked, however had a largely quiet recreation.

SubstitutionsMarcus Rashford – 4

Phil Foden failed to know his likelihood for England

Fortunate to not give away a free-kick shortly after approaching for Maddison after a problem on Mudryk. Performed in a late free kick that compelled a save from Bushchan, however didn’t have the match-winning impression he or England may have needed.

Phil Foden – 4

A number of sloppy moments when Ukraine had been in possession after approaching for Bellingham, with little to write down residence about. Did little to persuade Gareth Southgate that he ought to be an everyday starter.

Conor Gallagher – n/a

A late substitute for Saka.

What’s subsequent?

Ukraine’s subsequent recreation is a Euro 2024 Qualifier in opposition to Italy at San Siro on Tuesday – kick-off 7.45pm.

England now tackle Scotland in a pleasant at Hampden Park on Tuesday – kick-off 7.45pm.

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