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England 5-0 San Marino Player Ratings: Lingard and Chelsea trio star

Gareth Southgate's England began World Cup qualifying with a rout of the amateur side at Wembley, with their London-based players starring.

 
10:35pm on Thursday 25th March 2021
By
Robin Bairner

As anticipated, England began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a comfortable 5-0 win over San Marino at Wembley.

The team packed with Premier League stars cruised to victory, with in-form Jesse Lingard, on loan at West Ham from Manchester United, and a clutch of Chelsea players catching the eye with their performances.

England v San Marino: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ Reece James: 7.9

The 21-year-old Chelsea full-back has been in and out of his team at club level, but he showed what he can do against San Marino.

He regularly made good progress down the right and a wonderful cross created a goal for Dominic Calvet-Lewin midway through the first half.

✔️ Mason Mount: 7.8

Continued his excellent form with Chelsea as he created a good deal for England, laying on an assist for Raheem Sterling with half an hour played. He won the ball high up the field before feeding a pass through for the Manchester City striker to convert.

✔️ Ben Chilwell: 8.8

Full-backs are so important when playing a team that has packed its defence, and England got excellent service from both of their wide defenders.

Chilwell has struggled to break into the Chelsea team under Thomas Tuchel but had bags of energy to make overlapping runs in this game and linked well with Mason Mount. This was demonstrated as he created the opening goal for James Ward-Prowse.

He also had a hand in the fourth goal, scored by Calvert-Lewin, although Lingard got the assist.

Jesse Lingard: 10

Lingard was at the heart of a great deal for England in this encounter, though he would only get one assist – on the fourth goal for Calvert-Lewin.

He was otherwise extremely lively, making several brilliant runs and offering a regular threat on goal. Indeed, he would have continued his excellent scoring run had his shooting been more accurate.

England v San Marino: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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