EURO 2016

How the England players rated in a dismal performance by Hodgson's men against Iceland

EURO 2016By Sunday World
How the England players rated in a dismal performance by Hodgson's men against Iceland

Here is how the England players rated in an abysmal performance as Iceland deservedly beat Roy Hodgson's charges 2-1 in Nice.

JOE HART: England's number one was embarrassed by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson as Iceland took a shock first-half lead - a goal that proved decisive. -1

KYLE WALKER: Back in the team after being rested against Slovakia but was a shadow of that player and guilty for the equalising goal. 0

GARY CAHILL: Did his best to keep the Icelandic forward line at bay but looked overrawed at times. 0

CHRIS SMALLING: The impressive Manchester United centre-back struggled in Nice but was by no means the worst player. 0

DANNY ROSE: The marauding left-back replaced Ryan Bertrand but was unable to play with the freedom displayed in the first two group matches. 0

ERIC DIER: One of just four England players to start all four matches so far and a key member of the line-up. Not great but a surprise half-time withdrawal. 0

DELE ALLI: Restored to the starting line-up and came close to scoring. Was not the decisive player he should have been. 0

WAYNE ROONEY: England's all-time top goalscorer and captain produced a poor display in Nice. Passing was all over the place. 0

RAHEEM STERLING: Questions over form and mindset were ignored by Hodgson, but aside from winning the penalty did precious little. 0

HARRY KANE: Looked leggy in the opening two matches and fared little better in Nice, getting away efforts without too much conviction. 0

DANIEL STURRIDGE: Preferred on the right of the front three ahead of Adam Lallana, he threatened at times but, like the rest of the strikers, struggled to make an impact. 0

SUBSTITUTES:

JACK WILSHERE (for Dier, 45): A surprising half-time move that had precious little impact. 0

JAMIE VARDY (for Sterling, 60): An inspired substitute against Wales, the Leicester striker was unable to unsettle the Iceland backline. 0

MARCUS RASHFORD (for Rooney, 86): Brought on as a last roll of the dice but did not have the chance to make an impact. 1