England made it two wins from two in the current international break, coming from behind for a 2-1 win over Belgium that lifted Gareth Southgate’s men top of Group A2 in the Nations League on Sunday night. Goals in either half from Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount gave England the three points.
After Romelu Lukaku’s penalty put the Red Devils ahead, Rashford drew the Three Lions level before the break, also from the spot.
And Mount’s deflected goal in the second half was enough for England to come out on top at Wembley in an entertaining affair.
But how did Southgate’s charges perform? Express Sport rates and slates the winning side after their defeat of the world’s top-ranked team.
England player ratings vs Belgium – Nations League
Jordan Pickford – 7
Again, his England form always seems to play out completely differently from club performances.
Kyle Walker – 9
Much as he was against it initially, he really thrives in a three-man central defence. Superb reading.
Eric Dier – 6
Gave away a silly penalty with a lunge for a ball he had no hope of getting to. A costly blip.
Harry Maguire – 6
Useful from set-pieces but seems to get struggle more in a three than a flat back four.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6
Pace and set-pieces count for a lot; just as well as he needed to be tighter at times.
Jordan Henderson – 7
Finding his feet again for club and country and losing them just as easily for the penalty.
Kalvin Phillips (on for Henderson, min 66) – 6
Gave England greater security in the middle.
Harry Kane (on for Calvert-Lewin, min 66) – 6
Should’ve scored with a free header.
Reece James (on for Alexander-Arnold, min 79) – N/A
Fresh legs down the right.
Jadon Sancho (on for Mount, min 89) – N/A
On for the final minutes.
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