England got their campaign off to the perfect start with a 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday, but how did ’s players stack up at the Khalifa International Stadium…
Jordan Pickford 7
Didn’t have much to do but England’s No.1 still made a fine save late in the game.
Kieran Trippier 7
Put in some quality crosses from the right. Steady.
John Stones 7
Possibly a bit slow for Iran’s opener. The late penalty decision against him was very harsh.
Harry Maguire 7
Unlucky not to open the scoring when heading against the bar then set up Bukayo Saka. Silenced a few critics before leaving with a head injury.
Luke Shaw 7
A steady stream of dangerous crosses put Iran on the back foot from the start. It was his wonderful cross that set up the opener for Bellingham.
Jude Bellingham 9
A clinical finish for the first goal and an assured performance. Well on his way to becoming a household name.
Declan Rice 7
A steady performance and much more to come.
Mason Mount 7
Played his part in helping England set a high tempo from the start.
Bukayo Saka 9
The youngest Englishman to score twice in a World Cup match. Looked like a world-beater.
Raheem Sterling 8
His first World Cup goal and an assist shows he’s on the way back to top form after a slow start to the season with Chelsea.
Harry Kane 8
England hit six and their second greatest striker still doesn’t score? Still set up two goals and was full of lovely touches.
Eric Dier 7
(For Maguire 68 mins) Looked steady enough after coming on for the injured Maguire.
Jack Grealish 8
(For Saka 70 mins) A typically industrious cameo was capped with a deserved goal.
Marcus Rashford 8
(For Sterling 70 mins) Three brilliant touches after coming off the bench and he had the ball in the net.
Phil Foden 7
(For Mount 70 mins) Kept the game fizzing when it would have been easy to slow down.
Callum Wilson 8
(For Kane 75 mins) Unselfish passes like the one which set up Jack Grealish for the sixth goal is what wins World Cups.
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