EURO 2016

How the England players rated against Slovakia

Heads down for England at the end
Heads down for England at the end

England were left frustrated after a 0-0 draw against Slovakia meant they finished second behind Wales in Euro 2016 Group B - here is how their players rated in St Etienne.

JOE HART: Guilty of poor positioning when Gareth Bale put Wales ahead last week but had no such problems this time. The second-half mix-up with Chris Smalling was the only concerning moment. 6

NATHANIEL CLYNE: The replacement for in-form Kyle Walker did not disappoint, repeatedly bombing down the flank while keeping focused on his defensive duties. 7

GARY CAHILL: Wayne Rooney's absence saw the Chelsea man captain England, keeping the backline solid throughout. 6

CHRIS SMALLING: Playing alongside Cahill once again, he had little to cope with thanks to Slovakia's defensive focus. 6

RYAN BERTRAND: In for Danny Rose at left-back, he produced a solid enough to display but was unable to match Clyne's display on the opposite flank. 6

ERIC DIER: So key in front of England's defence yet again, shielding with aplomb, making some impressive passes. The Three Lions' star man. 8

JACK WILSHERE: The talented central midfielder was given a place in the line-up but struggled to make an impact, making too many awry passes. 5

JORDAN HENDERSON: A fitness-doubt heading into the tournament, he showed impressive energy but his play was rusty aside from some nice crosses. 6

ADAM LALLANA: The only member of the front three to retain their starting berth and worked tirelessly once more. Unfortunately, his wait for a first international goal continues. 7

JAMIE VARDY: The former non-league striker started in attack and should have perhaps had England ahead in the first half. Not as impressive as his second-half display against Wales. 6.

DANIEL STURRIDGE: Rewarded for Thursday's last-gasp winner, he struggled to have the same effect against Slovakia's tight defence. 6


WAYNE ROONEY (for Wilshere, 56): Another impressive performance from the all-time top scorer, but unable to drag his country to a late goal. 7

DELE ALLI (for Lallana, 60): Had an effort cleared off the line by Martin Skrtel but looked unusually panicked at times. 6

HARRY KANE (for Sturridge, 76): Few flicked chances as things became desperate and another unable to make an impact. 6