Player Ratings

England 2-1 Poland Player Ratings: Maguire and Rice star, questions over Pope

England kept up a fine start to their World Cup qualification bid with a hard-fought victory over Poland at Wembley.

10:49pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021
David Lynch

England made it three wins from three for the March international break as they claimed a 2-1 win over Poland on Wednesday.

Gareth Southgate's side cemented the early lead they have taken in UEFA qualification Group I with a hard-fought victory over Paulo Sousa's side at Wembley.

So, who performed well for the Three Lions? Take a look below.

England v Poland: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ Declan Rice: 8.0

So nearly a Republic of Ireland player at international level, Rice is fast turning into a key man for the country of his birth.

Here, the West Ham man was typically disruptive in midfield, making five tackles and gaining possession 12 times.

He also ended the game with an impressive 93.9% pass accuracy.

Nick Pope: 6.0

Failing to save Poland's only shot on target all evening can perhaps be excused given the power of the strike.

But it was Pope's poor passing that put John Stones in trouble for the visitors' goal and he does not look a good fit for playing out from the back.

Jordan Pickford's chances of claiming the No.1 shirt at the Euros this summer might well have been enhanced by that moment alone.

Harry Maguire: 8.0

To say Maguire's goal resulted from a set-piece would be to play down the quality of his strike into the roof of the net after Stones' knockdown.

The Manchester United defender also did the rest of his job well, making two tackles, gaining possession nine times, and contesting nine aerial duels.

The identity of his partner(s) might not be certain just yet, but Maguire remains one of the first names on the teamsheet for England.

England v Poland: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Latest news

Player Ratings

Hungary 2-2 Germany Player Ratings: Hummels the standout as the Germans progress

In a topsy-turvy night of football in the European Championship, Germany overcame a scare against Hungary to make the knockout stage

  • 18 hours
Player Ratings

Portugal 2-2 France Player Ratings: Ronaldo makes history with penalty double

A pulsating encounter between the finalists of 2016 ended in a 2-2 draw, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both netting doubles.

  • 19 hours
Player Ratings

Slovakia 0-5 Spain Player Ratings: La Roja finally click into gear with Laporte the star

Spain enjoyed their first win of Euro 2020 in their final group game, and in comprehensive fashion too

  • 21 hours
Player Ratings

Czech Republic 0-1 England: Sterling sets up possible France or Germany meeting

Gareth Southgate's team finish Group D in first place as Raheem Sterling's goal defeated the Czech Republic at Wembley.

  • 1 day
Euro 2020

Modric inflicts more heartbreak on Scotland as Croatia qualify

Scotland's miserable record in major international tournaments continued as they were eliminated from Euro 2020 by Croatia.

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

Muller missing - How Germany could line up against Hungary

Legendary Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller is set to sit out the final group game of the Euros due to a knee injury

  • 2 days

Most read