How did England rate in humbling defeat?

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It was a night that saw England go out of Euro 2016 with a humbling, humiliating defeat by minnows Iceland that cost manager Roy Hodgson his job.

But just how bad were England’s players as they suffered a 2-1 loss in the last 16 in Nice?

BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty rates the players who contributed towards one of England’s most embarrassing results.

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Joe Hart (goalkeeper) 4

Dreadful tournament summed up by his error for Iceland’s winner. Overheated again in the tunnel before kick-off. Made a couple of decent saves but damage done.

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Kyle Walker (right-back) 4

His worst night of what had been a good tournament. Recalled but was caught out for first goal and wasted any attacking positions.

Danny Rose (left-back) 4

No shortage of effort but still looks short of international class.

Chris Smalling (centre-back) 4

Uncertain under physical pressure from Iceland’s attackers. Never looked totally settled.

Gary Cahill (centre-back) 4

Same as Smalling and the rest of England’s team. Nervous, unsettled, poor.

Eric Dier (midfield) 4

Had a good tournament and one of just four players to start all four games, but was way off the pace on Monday. Taken off at half-time but will come again.

Dele Alli (midfield) 4

Struggled to make any sort of impact on this game – and indeed Euro 2016.

Wayne Rooney (midfield) 4

Another who had played well but this might just have been his worst England performance. Never seen so many passes go astray in the second half.

Raheem Sterling (forward) 4

Surprisingly recalled despite doubts about his confidence. Won a penalty but his confidence looks shot. Substituted.

Harry Kane (forward) 4

Complete nightmare. Missed a good headed chance in the second half and took a collection of the worst free-kicks and set-pieces seen at this level.

Daniel Sturridge (forward) 4

Busy early on playing on the right of the front three but completely wasted out there. Faded along with everyone else.


Jack Wilshere (for Dier 45 minutes) 4

Nowhere near fit enough to be taken to this tournament and could not put his imprint on the game.

Jamie Vardy (for Sterling 59 minutes) 4

Plenty of pace and energy but by then the game’s pattern was set.

Marcus Rashford (for Rooney 86 minutes) No rating

Almost a contender for England’s man of the match with his running and endeavour…in his four minutes.

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