Who shone in England's opening draw?

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England began their Euro 2016 campaign with an impressive display against opening opponents Russia, but only finished with a point after conceding an injury-time equaliser.

Did all the players do enough to keep their place for Thursday’s match against Wales in Lens? Or is anyone in danger of dropping to the bench?

Chief football writer Phil McNulty rates the England players in Marseille’s Stade Velodrome…

Joe Hart (goalkeeper) 6

Had little to do but some uncertain moments on the ball. No chance with the goal.

Kyle Walker (right-back) 7

Vibrant attacking performance in the first half justified his selection. May be put under more pressure against Wales but did well here.

Gary Cahill (centre-back) 7

Booked, but a solid, determined performance and made a couple of crucial blocks.

Chris Smalling (centre-back) 6

Steady. Strong in some physical exchanges and largely untroubled.

Danny Rose (left-back) 6

Some good crossing, especially in the first half, but found himself in an aerial mismatch with Vasili Berezutski for Russia’s equaliser.

Eric Dier (holding midfield) 7

Impressive on the ball, solid in the tackle and a thunderous free kick for his goal.

Dele Alli (central midfield) 6

Showed some good touches and confidence at this level. More to come.

Wayne Rooney (central midfield) 8

England’s man of the match. Great range of passing and controlled the game until he was taken off. Outstanding.

Adam Lallana (attacking midfield) 7

Another who vindicated Hodgson’s faith. Strong running and only marks off for a couple of chances missed in the first half.

Raheem Sterling (attacking midfield) 5

Got worse as the game went on, betraying a lack of confidence. His place may be under threat for the game against Wales.

Harry Kane (striker) 5

Quiet night for the Spurs striker, who got little service and support and mysteriously still takes England’s corners. Will improve as he has real class.


Jack Wilshere (for Rooney 77 minutes) 5

Couple of runs but did not make much impact.

James Milner (for Sterling 86 minutes): No rating.

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