Nations League: England v Croatia - how the players rated

England players
It was a pulsating game at Wembley Stadium which saw England sneak over the line

It was a thrilling display by England at Wembley as they came from a goal down to defeat Croatia 2-1 and book their place at next summer's inaugural Uefa Nations League finals.

Here are chief football writer Phil McNulty's ratings for England's players, and check out how you rated Gareth Southgate's men:

Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper) - 6

Had his nervy moments but his work and distribution are now crucial to England.

Your rating: 6.37

Kyle Walker (right-back) - 7

Pace and a real attacking option as he rises to the challenge of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Your rating: 6.24

Joe Gomez (centre-back) - 8

Man of the match. Composure and pace. How can he be left out now? Long throw led to goal.

Your rating: 6.71

John Stones (centre-back) - 7

Steady alongside Gomez. An outstanding partnership in the making.

Your rating: 6.53

Ben Chilwell (left-back) - 7

Another fine performance and made the winner. Undisputed first choice at left-back now.

Your rating: 6.42

Fabian Delph (midfielder) - 7

Outstanding in the first half but faded.

Your rating: 6.60

Eric Dier (midfielder) - 5

Poor performance and was dawdling in his area for Croatia's goal even if the deflection was unlucky.

Your rating: 5.38

Ross Barkley (midfielder) - 5

Disappointing and no surprise when he was substituted.

Your rating: 5.85

Raheem Sterling (forward) - 6

Busy and dangerous but missed his best chance.

Your rating: 5.80

Harry Kane (forward) - 7

Missed chances, but like the best strikers delivered when it mattered for England.

Your rating: 5.93

Marcus Rashford (forward) - 6

Lots of dangerous running and it was a surprise when he was substituted.

Your rating: 6.77

Substitutes

Dele Alli (on for Barkley, 63 mins) - 5

Did not have the chance to make much impact.

Jesse Lingard (on for Delph, 73 mins) - 6

A goal and a crucial clearance. Great substitution.

Jadon Sancho (for Rashford, 73 mins) - 5

Little opportunity but remember the name.

Player of the match

LingardJesse Lingard

with an average of 7.45

England

  1. Squad number14Player nameLingard
    Average rating

    7.45

  2. Squad number11Player nameRashford
    Average rating

    6.77

  3. Squad number5Player nameGomez
    Average rating

    6.71

  4. Squad number17Player nameSancho
    Average rating

    6.69

  5. Squad number8Player nameDelph
    Average rating

    6.60

  6. Squad number6Player nameStones
    Average rating

    6.53

  7. Squad number3Player nameChilwell
    Average rating

    6.42

  8. Squad number1Player namePickford
    Average rating

    6.37

  9. Squad number2Player nameWalker
    Average rating

    6.24

  10. Squad number20Player nameAlli
    Average rating

    6.04

  11. Squad number9Player nameKane
    Average rating

    5.93

  12. Squad number7Player nameBarkley
    Average rating

    5.85

  13. Squad number10Player nameSterling
    Average rating

    5.80

  14. Squad number4Player nameDier
    Average rating

    5.38

Croatia

  1. Squad number10Player nameModric
    Average rating

    5.41

  2. Squad number9Player nameKramaric
    Average rating

    5.01

  3. Squad number4Player namePerisic
    Average rating

    4.81

  4. Squad number12Player nameL Kalinic
    Average rating

    4.81

  5. Squad number11Player nameBrozovic
    Average rating

    4.61

  6. Squad number8Player nameVlasic
    Average rating

    4.45

  7. Squad number18Player nameRebic
    Average rating

    4.44

  8. Squad number21Player nameVida
    Average rating

    4.43

  9. Squad number6Player nameLovren
    Average rating

    4.42

  10. Squad number16Player nameJedvaj
    Average rating

    4.42

  11. Squad number3Player nameMilic
    Average rating

    4.34

  12. Squad number2Player nameVrsaljko
    Average rating

    4.34

  13. Squad number7Player nameBrekalo
    Average rating

    4.28

  14. Squad number17Player nameRog
    Average rating

    3.91

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