England player ratings: Wilshere man of the match, Rooney wasteful

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Roy Hodgson's side produced a dire performance but beat Estonia 1-0. Here's how the players rated, including the Arsenal man & Manchester United captain...

Joe Hart - 6/10

With even less to do than he did at Wembley against San Marino, Hart had the best seat in the house to watch the game as a spectator.

Leighton Baines - 5.5/10

Another poor performance from Baines going forward, while the Everton defender needed to do little defensively.

Gary Cahill - 6/10

Did his job, blocking Estonia's best shot of the game within the first minute. Was almost as much of a spectator as Hart for the rest of the game.

Phil Jagielka - 6/10

Like Cahill, Jagielka did what was needed to keep a clean sheet. Has looked very slow and clumsy for the Three Lions over the past couple of qualifiers, however.

Calum Chambers - 5/10

No doubt down to inexperience and the busy schedule he has encountered so far this season, the Arsenal defender gave a poor performance and was rash with most of his tackles and passes.

Jack Wilshere - 7/10

It wasn't hard to shine in such a dour match but the Gunners midfielder did his best to stand out. Wilshere's passing was good, although he often looked unsure and took a little long to make a decision. That should improve with time and practice in the holding role...

Jordan Henderson - 6/10

Another average performance from the Liverpool midfielder, who clearly isn't as inspired playing under Hodgson as he is under Brendan Rodgers.

Fabian Delph - 6.5/10

A performance full of energy from the Aston Villa midfielder, although, like the rest of his England team-mates, this was hardly anything special from the 24-year-old.

Adam Lallana - 6.5/10

Creative and energetic as usual, much like he has been for Liverpool in the last couple of weeks. His final product was lacking, though, and he will need to show more for the Reds when they come across a similarly defensive side in the Premier League.

Danny Welbeck - 6/10

An average performance from the 23-year-old Arsenal striker, who was actually similarly limp against San Marino before he clumsily tucked home a goal. Clearly much more interested in performing for the Gunners than visiting Tallinn...

Wayne Rooney - 6/10

An extremely wasteful performance from the captain. The only reason his rating is a six is because he, thankfully, managed to score the winner from a second-half free kick. From open play, however, Rooney was truly dire. The Manchester United skipper gave a performance very similar to his display against Uruguay in the World Cup, where he wasted several good chances but managed to score towards the end of the game.


Raheem Sterling - 6/10

The 'tired' Liverpool winger came on in the second half and showed bursts of his pace but didn't do too much.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 6.5/10

Was also introduced after the break and was very promising. Should really be a starter for England, showing skill and strength in Estonia, as well as vision with his passing and crossing.

Rickie Lambert also made a late appearance, replacing Danny Welbeck in the 80th minute.

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