Pickford with a crucial save
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England drew a blank at Wembley as they were held to a 0-0 draw by rivals Scotland in their second group game of the Euros.
Gareth Southgate’s men were met with boos at the final whistle, so how exactly did the players fare? Mike McGrath takes a closer look.
Jordan Pickford — 7/10
His save from Stephen O’Donnell was stunning, diving at full-stretch to parry a volley that was heading straight for the bottom corner. Rushed out well when Che Adams looked to run through.
Reece James — 5/10
Set up a chance for Kane with a cross but he would have liked to have made more inroads down his flank. Shot from good position flew over but also cleared one off line.
James clears off the line for England
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John Stones — 6/10
Inches away from an early goal when he headed against the post from a corner with Marshall beaten. He had already pulled off a good early block to deny Adams.
Tyrone Mings — 6/10
Physical battle with Dykes which he seemed to relish and he had to stand up to pressure from the Scots with their different angles of attack.
Luke Shaw — 6/10
Wasted his best chance when he got forward in second half. But was solid enough with his defensive work and stopped McGregor with an important challenge on a counter-attack.
Kalvin Phillips — 5/10
Never got the space on the ball that Croatia afforded him, which meant he could not control the pace of the game with his passing. Got into attacking areas again but found congestion.
Declan Rice — 6/10
Always kept the ball and was accurate with his passing. He was another to find it hard to create space as there were so many numbers in central areas.
Mason Mount — 7/10
Seemed to get everywhere on the pitch and popped up in all sorts of positions. Good delivery with set-pieces and passes from midfield and had shot saved in the second half.
Phil Foden — 6/10
Started well again like he did against Croatia, straying offside with the best move he was involved in. Drifted inside as Robertson came more into the game and had good energy.
Harry Kane — 5/10
Guilty of poor passing when he held the ball up and tried to bring team-mates into play. He did get clattered with a few challenges. Wide with diving header for his best chance.
The England skipper was once again subbed off
Raheem Sterling — 5/10
Set up chance for Mount with a neat nutmeg but Scotland seemed to cut off the supply line to get the ball to him in dangerous areas to run at his full-back on the left flank.
Subs: Grealish 63 (Foden), Rashford 74 (Kane)
Subs not used: Ramsdale (g), Johnstone (g), Maguire, J Henderson, Trippier, Coady, Sancho, Calvert-Lewin, Chilwell, Bellingham
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David Marshall — 6/10
Saved well from Mount. Looked nervous with the ball at his feet but never strayed off his line too far to give England a chance of another lob. Would not have saved Stones’ header and saved by post.
Scott McTominay — 7/10
Moved into a back three and did well bringing the ball out of defence to start attacks. He was also brave with his blocks in a mature performance.
Grant Hanley — 8/10
His battle with Kane was a bruising, old fashioned clash of centre-back against striker. He put his body on the line to try and deny the England captain.
Kieran Tierney — 8/10
Huge presence on his return from injury. Solid at centre-back but also got forward and would overlap Robertson to set up chances.
Stephen O’Donnell — 6/10
Did everything right with his volley but Pickford pulled off an incredible save to deny him. At the other end showed the ugly side of the game blocking Mount’s shot.
John McGinn — 7/10
Early booking for dissent did not stop his tenacity in the middle of the park. Also took a knock from Kane but provided energy in the Scotland midfield.
Billy Gilmour — 8/10
Good with his set pieces, kept the ball moving with accurate passes and also provided protection with his positioning. Has a huge future.
Billy Gilmour impressed after being given his chance for Scotland
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Callum McGregor — 6/10
Good running in the midfield, creating problems for England to get into a rhythm and trying his best to break forward when he could.
Andy Robertson — 8/10
Vital clearance to deny Foden. His game was all about attacking at the other end of the pitch but also being there for his team to keep England out.
Lyndon Dykes — 6/10
Gave Mings a few problems and was a threat with his aerial ability, rather than getting behind the England defence, and had one cleared off the line.
Che Adams — 7/10
Early shot blocked by Stones and then unfortunate to be just a yard away from being in the perfect position to nod in the rebound from O’Donnell’s volley.
Subs: Armstrong 76 (Gilmour), Nisbet 85 (Adams)
Subs not used: Gordon (g), McLaughlin (g), Christie, Fleck, Cooper, Armstrong, Fraser, Patterson, Hendry, Forrest, McKenna
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