England player ratings: Shaw and Oxlade-Chamberlain brilliant

But there were also noteworthy contributions from Everton's stars, while Tottenham Hotspur's main man got himself a vital goal.

Joe Hart - 7/10

Surprisingly, San Marino actually landed a shot on target against the England goalkeeper but, despite, an earlier loss of footing, there were no Hart-stopping moments.

Luke Shaw - 8/10

This was only San Marino (sorry, chaps) so everything comes with a pinch of salt but the Manchester United full-back really was on his game, getting forward very well and delivering several impressive crosses into the area.

John Stones - 6.5/10

The Everton centre-back surged forward a lot and handled inside the San Marino danger area... which resulted in a penalty for England!?

Phil Jagielka - 6.5/10

Another Everton defender to avoid any mishaps, Jagielka was brought down during Stones' handball incident. The spot-kick may have been awarded for that, even though the referee wasn't looking in Jagielka's direction at the time.

Nathaniel Clyne - 6.5/10

A run-of-the-mill display from the Liverpool full-back.

Jonjo Shelvey - 7/10

Looked calm, composed and kept things going, while understandably taking it a lot easier than he would during a Premier League game.

James Milner - 6/10

Delivered good set-pieces but was actually pretty average in this one.

Ross Barkley - 6.5/10

The Everton man was praised for scoring a second-half header, which required his usual deadly eye in front of goal. Although there were some of his more erratic moments on the ball, too.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 7.5/10

The Arsenal midfielder made a bright start to the game and registered a great assist for Barkley's goal. The Ox was marauding down the right-hand side throughout - Arsenal fans will love to see more of that in the coming months.

Jamie Vardy - 6,5/10

Ran in behind a lot and couldn't have done that much more considering he was up against San Marino. Vardy may well have struggled more against a Spain or a Germany.

Wayne Rooney - 7/10

Scored a record-equaling penalty and will now get the chance to make history at a packed Wembley Stadium versus the country he created a different bit of history against (Switzerland) in 2004.


Fabian Delph - 6.5/10

The Manchester City midfielder showed some very good glimpses despite not being anywhere near fully fit.

Harry Kane - 7/10

The Tottenham striker showed real calm and composure with a chipped finish to net against San Marino. Roy Hodgson may have done Spurs a huge favour here as Kane will hopefully take confidence form his goal. Will he get the service at Tottenham to show it, though?

Theo Walcott - 7/10

Very impressive to score twice after coming on, although the Arsenal winger/forward has always delivered against the smaller teams.

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