England player ratings: Two players stand out in World Cup rout over Iran
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 21
Happy days: Raheem Sterling is mobbed after scoring England’s third (Picture: AP)

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.

Up in arms: Harry Maguire was unlucky not to get an early penalty against Iran (Picture: Getty)

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.

Starring role: Bukayo Saka celebrates with Declan Rice after bagging England’s second (Picture: PA)

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.

SUBSTITUTES

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.

Immediate impact: Marcus Rashford scores England’s fifth (Picture: Getty)

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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