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Mount Gets 4, Shaw With 7 | England Players Rated In Disappointing Loss Vs Italy

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Pratik Das
The youngest member of The 4th Official and an ardent Premier League fan who is basically obsessed with scouting young talents and is consumed by the idea of finding the perfect number 10.

England locked horns with Italy at Wembley Stadium earlier tonight, hoping to win the Euro 2020 tournament. Luke Shaw opened the scoreline as he got his name on the scoresheet in the 2nd minute of the game. Leonardo Bonucci’s 67th-minute goal levelled things out for the hosts; however, The Three Lions missed three successive penalty kicks to secure a 3-2 win for Italy.

Let’s take a look at how each England player fared during the clash against Italy.

England Players Rated In Loss Vs Italy

Jordan Pickford 7

The Everton shot-stopper played made some decent saves over the course of the game and even played his role in the penalty shootout by saving two of them.

Kieran Trippier 7 

The Atletico Madrid wing-back created the first goal of the game and apart from that, he defended quite well.

Kyle Walker 6.5 

The Manchester City defender stuck to his task throughout the game as he made several clearances to prevent the opposition frontmen from progressing any further.

John Stones 6.5

Stones hardly made any mistake at the back tonight. He made some important tackles time and again to keep things tidy at the back.

Harry Maguire 7 

The Manchester United centre-back dominated aerially and fared well under tremendous pressure. He played some brilliant long balls as well.

Luke Shaw 7 

Shaw opened the scoreline for the Three Lions tonight as he scored around the 2nd minute to put his side in the lead. Besides, he hardly made any mistake at the back.

Kalvin Phillips 7 

The Leeds United midfielder had a lot of defending to do tonight, but his ball distribution impressed the most. He wasn’t hesitant about playing forward passes either.

Declan Rice 6 

The West Ham United man played a crucial role at the centre of the park as he shielded the backline effectively.

Mason Mount 4 

The Chelsea star struggled to link up the play on most occasions and lacked creativity in the opposition half. Perhaps, he should have been brought off for Grealish a bit earlier.

Raheem Sterling 6.5

The Manchester City winger made some mesmerizing solo runs to unlock the Italy defence; however, he had little to no success in doing so.

Harry Kane 6.5

The Tottenham striker didn’t have too many chances in the final third, but his defensive work rate was excellent.

SUBSTITUTES (England Players Rated In Loss Vs Italy)

Bukayo Saka 5

The 18-year-old was surprisingly asked to take the most important kick of the entire tournament, which he ended up missing.

Jordan Henderson 5

The Liverpool midfielder added solidity to England’s midfield.

Jack Grealish 5

The Aston Villa star looked quite sharp on the ball.

Marcus Rashford 4

Missed his penalty.

Jadon Sancho 4

Same as above.

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