ENGLAND avenged their Euro 96 heartbreak with a sensational 2-0 win over Germany in the last 16 of Euro 2020 – their first knockout victory over their arch rivals since 1966.
Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored the all-important goals, but how did the England players rate at Wembley?
JORDAN PICKFORD – 7
Alert to clear his lines as Werner raced through early on.
Then produced vital stop when Chelsea star was clean through and reacted well to tip over Havertz volley.
KYLE WALKER – 6
Sound enough defensively in a three but passing was off the mark in the first half at times, leading to slow build-up.
Better in the second half as he adjusted to his role.
JOHN STONES – 8
Allowed Werner down his side for first half chance but did brilliantly to snuff out striker in second half chance.
Been a consistently good performer throughout the tournament and excellent again.
HARRY MAGUIRE – 8
Won towering headers as he tried to stamp his authority over Muller and Werner but header over from close range when well placed.
Defensively very good and stepped out with the ball too as he grew in confidence.
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KIERAN TRIPPIER – 6
Got the upper hand early on in his personal duel with Gosens and defensively sound throughout.
Set piece delivery was decent but crossing from open play was lacking.
KALVIN PHILLIPS – 7
Struggled with Rice in early stages as they were left outnumbered in the middle, but soon got up to speed.
Unable to link up creatively with front three but tireless display.
DECLAN RICE – 7
Early booking left him playing on a knife-edge but after slow start found the pace of the game to help gain control in midfield.
More industrious after the break, his best display of the tournament.
LUKE SHAW – 7
Made plenty of runs forward without ever getting into dangerous positions in opening half.
Did his job defensively and played delightful cross for the vital goal.
BUKAYO SAKA – 6
Showed intent with skill and run down the right to get fans on their feet.
But gradually faded out of the game as England got bogged down with their slow passing.
HARRY KANE – 5
A passenger for the opening half as the game went on around him the squandered chance on the stroke of the break.
Returned to anonymity for the second half, but finally did something with his late header.
RAHEEM STERLING – 7
Fine long range shot was tipped around the post and surging run almost set up the opener on the stroke of half-time.
Most threatening player, ran down a few blind alleys but arrived at the vital moment to score.
JACK GREALISH (on for Saka 68) – Rolled the ball perfectly for Shaw to cross for Sterling’s goal, then set up Kane’s header. 7
JORDAN HENDERSON (on for Rice 86) – On to see the game out. 6
Neuer 6; Ginter 5 (Can 86), Hummels 6, Rudiger 7; Kimmich 6, Kroos 7, Goretzka 7, Gosens 5 (Sane 86); Havertz 7, Muller 6; Werner 5 (Gnabry 67, 6)
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