World News – GB – England beat Belgium 2-1: Rating Rashford, Rice, Alexander-Arnold and


JORDAN PICKFORD Had 77 minutes of silence Conceded a penalty that had absolutely nothing to do with him and saved a tame effort from De Bruyne I went out to hit a deep eccentric corner Missed Called and comfortably claimed a corner three minutes later Ravi Will consider his evening a success

Excellent pass from De Bruyne, but as we’re always quick to jump on Pickford, we really thank him for forcing Carrasco to put him on largepicTwittercom / Mkr2X5T28T

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD The expectation for one of England’s most gifted players to produce a good performance for his country continues Alexander-Arnold retains the same creative freedom he enjoys for Liverpool but nothing like the inventive brilliance that defines it at club level His passing accuracy (647%) was easily the lowest of any player for both camps, as his many risks resulted in almost no reward. The only positive moment he could claim a hand in was Mount’s goal and even then his deep cross was picked up by Trippier Combined with a nonexistent impact in defense, the 21-year-old managed to be the worst of the 427 right-backs on the pitch despite playing closest to that position

KYLE WALKER Take the waistcoat off the back of your wardrobe, dust off that Atomic Kitten CD and get ready to needlessly toss your drink in the air because it’s 2018 again, baby It kinda feels like a side step to stick Walker in a third back, especially since his international career dates back only six months And there will be a game in which his tendency to rely on pace to save any situation results in mounting-fodder hilarity.But he was actually quite excellent in a defense that really needed him, helping to weigh the scales. of this battle against Lukaku in favor of England when Dier and Maguire worked hard Should a 30-year-old right-back be our best center-back? Is it important?

Kyle Walker is the only footballer to appear in both matches when England beat the team at the top of the Fifa World Ranking

ERIC DIER It wasn’t pretty Lukaku was in the mood in the first half but Dier essentially submitted to the attacker, exhibiting not only a lack of pace but also a deficit in consciousness and intelligence from Game Lukaku was on his wrong foot at a tight angle and therefore had no real opportunity to shoot or even cross, so his only option was to keep running and try to tease the defender in a tackle before putting his body in. on the way to the balloon Dier was too willing to cooperate and the slight nudge before hitting the ground was enough to call the blame It was amateurish.His positioning also opened up a chance for Carrasco late in the day Managers love him, but it’s worth wondering if the Pickford outfield – excellent distribution that comes with at least one potentially fatal blunder – is a person England can’t improve on

HARRY MAGUIRE One of the many reasons Manchester United sought to do without Lukaku was his lack of mobility For 45 minutes, the captain of his former club, the most expensive defender in game history, made him look like Billy Bloody Elliot Maguire was coming out of his position whenever he sensed a forward pass from Belgium, but was so often turned or bypassed with a simple ball for the first time that took him out of play completely due to his non-existent recovery pace He was like a diligent but ultimately useless firefighter for England: rushing to the scene with a cloud of smoke before managing to light his own arm His pass was at least very good, a ball in the first half in Calvert-Lewin standing out in particular by covering more than five meters to his destination. Maybe you don’t build all your defense around him on that, mind

KIERAN TRIPPIER It is at the same time true that he should never play on the left for England but was also quite decent there against apparently the best team in the world – although that description is somewhat invalid when their manager is Roberto Martinez Trippier sometimes got the whole flank with Maguire behind him and Mount or Rashford drifting down the center in front of him, but he still managed to do well on defense while becoming a key attacking outlet later: no player has made more accurate crosses than his three His assist for Mount’s deflected goal also deserved much more credit than he was getting Just stop playing it on the left back and put it on the right where no one has proven it better

DECLAN RICE This first half was a big no Belgium played everywhere, again and through Rice with consummate ease and he offered next to nothing But this second half was wonderful He was proactive rather than responsive, feeling when to press and when to sit A ​​late case saw him intercept a Belgian defense breakout before instantly recycling it and helping to create an opportunity Rashford almost seized That was him at his best: positioned correctly and aware enough to simultaneously strangle one attack and breathe life into another The challenge now is to build on it, but it can no longer be said that he did not do it for it. England versus elite opposition The midfielder held on

Declan Rice MOTM for me Won the match in the second half and dominated the midfield

JORDAN HENDERSONE Best England player in the first half, by far It says a lot about the selected squad that a nominally reserved central midfielder has been the source of offensive inspiration for most of the hosts There was a moment just before the two corners that led to his very Latin winning of a penalty when Henderson injected some urgency into a languid performance, throwing a ball for the first time into the corner and continuing his running in the box to try to shake Belgium out of his comfort zone His post-kickoff contribution following Rashford’s goal was to block a Carrasco shot in a decent position, which instead summed up a display where he laid more groundwork than anyone for a professional and fighting victory England as a whole looked good in the lead, but only Henderson can claim to have taken pride in being behind or level

DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWINE Even with little to no service he is an absolute nuisance There were a few bright sparks that could have led to something more – he should have done better when Rashford made his film great in the beginning of the second half, and did very well to win a first-half corner at Alderweireld that was quickly wasted – but it did nothing for neither more nor to hurt his prospects in England in reality. won at least five more headers than any other player and had four headers, so he cannot be accused of dodging his opportunity at this level

MASON MOUNTDunno Really dunno Does a deviated goal justify a selection and define an entire performance? Mount went for long stretches without even touching the ball, but a minor player could have let that undermine his confidence He always took good positions and researched even when he looked like little more than a well-dressed pitch invader everyone was trying to ignore He completed 14 passes and lost the ball about as much But still once he made a goal So have that, Jack Grealish

MARCUS RASHFORD He had 72 touches, which seems remarkably high for an attacking player But that sums up Rashford’s influence as a player who tested Belgium more than most Something was missing in his final product in outside the penalty, looking slow once released behind defense by Calvert-Lewin before being caught quite easily, then narrowly missing five minutes full time But yes, it was and is quite good

KALVIN PHILLIPS (replaces Henderson, 66) The absolute definition of ‘late entry to consolidate midfielder – 6/10’

HARRY KANE (in place of Calvert-Lewin, 66) missed a free header in a corner kick Put on a late chance that Rashford nearly scored Is nothing without Heung-min Son

REECE JAMES (in place of Alexander-Arnold, 78) joined right-back squad after late invitation Completed more tackles in 12 minutes than any teammate It’s enough

JADON SANCHO (on for Mount, 90) had two hits One was defined by Opta as « failure » Managed not to contravene government decisions during a pandemic

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England national football team, UEFA Nations League, Belgium national football team, Harry Kane, Gareth Southgate, Mason Mount

World news – GB – England beats Belgium 2-1: Note Rashford, Rice, Alexander-Arnold and


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