England player ratings from 2-0 win over Switzerland: Manchester United trio impress, Kane scores again

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In what was a tight match in the first half, Spurs star Harry Kane netted off the bench before Wayne Rooney's record breaking penalty.

Joe Hart 7/10 - Had plenty of possession on the ball early on. Made a super stop with Xherdan Shaqiri through on goal.

Nathaniel Clyne 6.5/10 - Made a couple of good interceptions but wasn’t able to get forward as much as he usually strives to.

Chris Smalling 7.5/10 - MOTM - One great piece of defending against new Stoke star Shaqiri, to continue his super start to the season. Harshly booked in the second half for another challenge on the former Bayern man, but he made several key tackles and interceptions. England’s best defender and one of his best games for his country.

Gary Cahill 6.5/10 - Had a free header that was touched just wide, looked solid alongside Smalling.

Luke Shaw 7.5/10 - Exhibited some real positive play with his passing and forward runs, and did superb to find Kane for the Tottenham forward’s goal. Finally looking the real deal for both his country and United.

Fabian Delph N/A - The briefest of starts for Delph as he suffered a hamstring injury inside the first couple of minutes and was subbed off.

James Milner 6.5/10 - He and Rooney linked up well on more than one occasion. Booked following a poor challenge after a sloppy first touch. Made a great last ditch challenge late on with Klose through on goal.

Jonjo Shelvey 6/10 - Certainly didn’t find things as easy as he did against San Marino, but was still relatively tidy and always eager to get on the ball.

Raheem Sterling 7/10 - Eager to offer something going forward but wasn’t able to offer the threat he is usually capable of for much of the game. Tenacious in the second half in defence, and saw more of the ball as the match went on. Great footwork to win Rooney’s penalty even if there was minimal contact.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6.5/10 - Looked a threat going forward but also helped out at the back, one great run early in the second half saw him skip past a couple of defenders, but drifted out of the game a little.

Wayne Rooney 7.5/10 - Full of good movement, especially down the left channel. Had a couple of half chances to get that 50th goal. Dropped deeper once Kane came on, and hit a wonderful penalty to edge out Sir Bobby Charlton as England's greatest ever goalscorer.


Ross Barkley 6.5/10 - An early introduction for the Everton youngster and struggled to influence in a slightly deeper role. Improved after the break and his pass led to a strong attacking break by the home side.

Harry Kane 7/10 - Came on with England struggling to create much in attack, and as expected, helped to stretch the Swiss back line that much more. Great finish with his left foot to put England ahead.

John Stones 6/10 - Did well as he replaced Clyne at right back.

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