England player ratings: Sterling’s razzle-dazzle, Sancho shines and ruthless Kane in Euro 2020 qualifiers opener

ENGLAND beat Czech Republic 5-0 to kick off the Euro 2020 qualifiers with class.

Raheem sterling dazzled the visitors and scored a hat-trick as Jadon Sancho notched an assist in his first competitive start for the Three Lions.

England player ratings: Sterling’s razzle-dazzle, Sancho shines and ruthless Kane in Euro 2020 qualifiers openerGetty Images – Getty3 Raheem Sterling shined at Wembley and led England to a victory over Czech Republic with a hat-trick

JORDAN PICKFORD

Has not enjoyed the smoothest of spells since his last appearance in an England shirt but this was straightforward. Rarely tested. 6

KYLE WALKER

Got the nod ahead of Kieran Tripper which means he is back as a right-back after his World Cup in central defence. Lots of time to get forward. 7

MICHAEL KEANE

Only started due to injuries but not too many problems in only his sixth senior appearance – and will start again in Montenegro. 7

HARRY MAGUIRE

Was accused by Burnley’s Matej Vydra beforehand of being the weak link but looked anything but. Composed performance. 7

BEN CHILWELL

Undoubtedly England’s first-choice left-back – and did not put a foot wrong. He will certainly get tougher tests than this. 7

DELE ALLI

Nice back-heel ahead of England winning a penalty but still struggle to completely impose himself on the game despite playing in a deeper position. 6

ERIC DIER

Needed treatment after a nasty whack from Tomas Soucek. He eventually gave up in the 17th minute with Ross Barkley coming on. 6

JORDAN HENDERSON

Was forced to change position from a slightly more advanced position to holding midfielder after the injury to Dier. Comfortable throughout. 7

JADON SANCHO

Impressive first competitive start.  Delivered with an assist although he looked marginally offside. And was a real handful in the first half. 7

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HARRY KANE

Clever pass to Sancho for the opener and as ever,  scored from the penalty spot. Mistake at the other end nearly gifted the Czechs a goal. 7

RAHEEM STERLING

On fire for club – and now dazzling for his country. A hat-trick thanks to two decent goals and a deflected strike. Also won a penalty. 9

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ROSS BARKLEY (for Dier, 17') 7 DECLAN RICE (for Alli, 63') 7 CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI (for Sterling, 70') 7.

Rice handed his debut and no jeers. Barkley did well enough. Encouraging debut for Hudson-Odoi.

England player ratings: Sterling’s razzle-dazzle, Sancho shines and ruthless Kane in Euro 2020 qualifiers openerReuters3 Jadon Sancho notched an assist in his first competitive start for the Three Lions
England player ratings: Sterling’s razzle-dazzle, Sancho shines and ruthless Kane in Euro 2020 qualifiers openerPA:Press Association3 Declan Rice made his debut for England, coming on the pitch in the second half

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