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Slovenia v England - Player ratings

23 Jun 2010 17:33:03

Slovenia v England - Player ratings

Football.co.uk passes judgement after England's 1-0 victory against Slovenia booked their passage into the last 16 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

- Slovenia 0-1 England

David James - 8

Fine performance from the veteran stopper, who dealt with everything thrown at him and looked calmed and collected throughout. Two games, two clean sheets, says it all.

Glen Johnson - 6

Once again Johnson had plenty of the ball, but his final ball was found wanting. Must watch those rash tackles.

John Terry - 9

Commanding performance from the Chelsea skipper, who won everything in the air and gave everything. Terry's passion has never been more evident - he was England's driving force at the heart of defence.

Matthew Upson - 7

Made a vital tackle late on to deny a Slovenian attack and looked every bit an international defender. Worked well in partnership with Terry and should start in the next round.

Ashley Cole - 8

Superb performance from Cole, who rampaged forward at every opportunity and did well in possession. Always an outlet on the left and worked tirelessly.

James Milner - 8

Worked like a dog on the right and set up Defoe's winner with a superb cross. Physically commanding and whole-hearted throughout.

Frank Lampard - 7

Workmanlike, but very effective. Lampard's passing was crisp and he linked well with the players around him

Steven Gerrard - 8

Drove England forward from midfield and played a captain's role in England's victory. Gerrard was dynamic throughout and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with a well-placed shot in the first half.

Gareth Barry - 6

Did what it says on the tin. Good passing, good workrate and performed a vital defensive role at the base of the England midfield.

Jermain Defoe - 8

Great finish for the winner and worked hard throughout to provide England with a vital outlet. Surely justified his selection and should start the next game.

Wayne Rooney - 6

Rooney was still some way from his best, but there were at least glimpses of what's to come. Can only get better.

Subs

Joe Cole - 6

Failed to make a big impression, but did provide an outlet late on as England held on.

Emile Heskey - 6

Little time to make an impression.



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