Scotland 2-2 England: Three Lions stars rated and slated

first_img Marcus Rashford – 6 – Playing in a wider role, Rashford held his position well and caused the Scotland defence a number of issues with his pace. Struck the post in the second half after a Scotland deflection. 14 14 14 Eric Dier – 5 – Playing in his favoured midfield role, Dier looked ponderous and unaware of his surroundings as Scotland pressured the Tottenham player into mistakes. Created one key opening for Kane 14 14 Joe Hart – 5 – The Manchester City goalkeeper endured an afternoon to forget after his questionable positioning allowed Griffiths to score a brace of free-kicks. 14 14 14 14 14 Harry Kane’s last gasp equaliser saved Gareth Southgate’s blushes as his England side rescued a point against Scotland in their World Cup qualifier.The Three Lions looked set for a humiliating defeat after Leigh Griffiths scored a brace of free-kicks in the dying minutes of normal time.England, however, refused to lie down as they registered what could be an important point in their quest to qualify for Russia.But just how did the England players perform in Glasgow?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s player ratings for the Three Lions… Kyle Walker – 5 – The in-demand fullback played extremely narrow as part of a flat England back-four. Guilty of attempting to pull off the spectacular when a routine pass was needed. SUB – Jermain Defoe – N/A – Not enough time to make an impact 14 SUB – Raheem Sterling – 7 – Another substitute who made a vital contribution. With England desperately searching for an equaliser, Sterling delivered a wonderful deep cross for Kane to volley home. Harry Kane – 6 – Largely fed off scraps, but the Tottenham striker kept his cool in the dying seconds to rescue a draw. Guilty of fluffing his lines early on when given room to operate. 14 14 Ryan Bertrand – 6 – Another fullback who was largely happy to sit back and stay solid as a defensive unit. Failed to provide any attacking spark and will see his place in the team come under scrutiny when Rose returns. 14 SUB – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7 – Made a near instant impact after stepping off the bench. A fine individual run created space for the Arsenal man to exploit and his efforts were rewarded by some sloppy goalkeeping by Gordon. Adam Lallana – 6 – Linked up well with the likes of Alli and Rashford, but couldn’t provide the constant threat that Southgate would have expected of him. Dele Alli – 6 – The elegant midfielder threatened in behind with his bursts of energy, but the youngster miscued a number of routine passes when his teammates needed precision. Jake Livermore – 5 – The destroyer of a midfielder nearly ruined England’s chances of securing a positive result after giving away a free-kick in the closing minutes. Booked for a hasty foul in an uninspiring performance. Chris Smalling – 5 – Looked unnecessarily hurried at times and created panic amongst his teammates during set-pieces. Michael Keane will be confident of replacing the Manchester United defender in the heart of the defence. Gary Cahill – 6 – The Chelsea defender enjoyed a quiet afternoon as he was largely untroubled by the Scotland attack. Powerful in the air when called upon. last_img read more