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England player ratings vs Italy: Jude Bellingham shines as Gareth Southgate's men seal Euro 2024 qualification

England player ratings vs Italy: Jude Bellingham shines as Gareth Southgate's men seal Euro 2024 qualification

England were in Euro 2024 qualifying action against Italy at Wembley

England sealed a place in Euro 2024 after beating holders Italy at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Gareth Southgate’s men fell behind after Gianluca Scamacca netted after 15 minutes. Harry Kane then levelled from the spot in the 32nd minute after Jude Bellingham was fouled inside the penalty area.

In the second half, Marcus Rashford made it 2-1 in the 57th minute before Kane made it 3-1 with 77 minutes on the clock.

England held on to secure a 3-1 win and a place in next summer's tournament in Germany.

Here is how we rated the players:

Jordan Pickford - 7

A couple of good saves to keep Italy out, largely untroubled and a decent outing from the England no.1.

Kyle Walker - 6

Energetic as ever on the right side but was caught out of position for Italy’s opener.

John Stones - 7

A solid return to the starting eleven from Stones, who played well alongside Harry Maguire.

Harry Maguire - 7

Rarely lets Southgate down when called upon, the Manchester United man was decent in the heart of England’s defence.

Kieran Trippier - 6

Away from his favoured position but was a threat on the left-hand side.

Kalvin Phillips - 5

Booked early on and lucky to escape a red card in the second half. Rusty as expected after a lack of game time for Manchester City.

Declan Rice - 7

Commanded the midfield well in parts of the match. Defensively sound as always

Phil Foden - 7

Special to watch when at full flight, Foden’s mazy runs proved problematic for the Italians.

Jude Bellingham - 9

Influential performance, won the penalty in the first half, special touch and run to set up England’s second. Sensational.


Marcus Rashford - 8

A moment of magic from Rashford made it 2-1 to England, a positive performance from the United man.

Harry Kane - 9

Scored England’s equaliser from 12 yards and the Three Lions' third goal. Some nice passes when picking the ball up from a deeper position. Top display from the skipper.

Substitutes -

Marc Guehi - 6

Solid display after being subbed on for Stones in the 61st minute.

Jordan Henderson - 6

Booed off against Australia but was cheered on against Italy, Henderson kept it ticking in the middle of the park.

Jack Grealish - N/A

Subbed on with just over five minutes left, not enough time to make a real impact.

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Topics: England, Football, Euro 2024, Italy