England 0-0 USA: player ratings from the World Cup Group B game | World Cup 2022

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England (4-3-3)

Jordan Pickford (GK) Relieved to see the US reject three big chances in the first half. Kept a clean slate. 6

Kieran Trippier (RB) Ropey in possession and unusually shaky defensively. Lack of quality in attack was a concern. 5

John Stones (CB) Could have helped England by being more assertive in possession. Important block on Haji Wright. 6

Harry Maguire (CB) The great centre-back was one of England’s better players. Headed away many dangerous crosses. 7

Luke Shaw (LB) Struggling to contain US rises to the right and its delivery was disappointing. 6

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Declan Rice (CM) Overflowing in defensive midfield and predictable on the ball. It wasn’t his best night. 5

Jude Bellingham (cm) The teen wasn’t as influential this time around. Positioning was suspect and rightly replaced. 5

Mason Mount (CM) A few sloppy touches disrupted some of England’s attacks. Can’t match US energy. 5

Bukayo Saka (RW) Caused trouble early on, but the US got a grip on him. Became less effective. 6

Harry Kane (CF) The captain should have given England an early lead. Fallen deep but made little impact. 6

Raheem Sterling (LW) Had a chance for Mount, but was rarely involved. Couldn’t complain about going out. 5

Substitutes
Jordan Henderson (for Bellingham, 69): Helped England’s midfield with his experience and leadership. 7; Jack Grealish (for Sterling, 68): His cheating gave Gregg Berhalter’s side more food for thought. 6; Marcus Rashford (for Saka, 78): Replacing Saka during the final stages. 6

Raheem Sterling struggles with Sergino Dest, who worried England with his overlapping runs.
Raheem Sterling struggles with Sergino Dest, who worried England with his overlapping runs. Photo: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

US (4-3-3)

Matt Turner (GK) A striking save from Mount kept the game level at half-time. Solid handling and decent distribution. 7

Sergino Dest (RB) Chained Sterling and Shaw for a long time and worried England with his overlapping runs. 8

Tim Ream (CB) The Fulham centre-back continued his impressive form. Managed to fend off Kane’s clever through balls. 7

Walker Zimmerman (CB) A goal-saving block from a shot from Kane allowed his side to grow in the game. 7

Anthony Robinson (LB) Tested by Saka and Bellingham, but recovered from a nervous start. Slightly careless possession. 6

Tyler Adams (cm) A controlled, efficient presence in a deep position. He passed well and made some important interceptions. 8

Yusuf Musah (CM) The former England youth international was understandably eager to impress. Lively and energetic in possession. 8

Weston McKennie (CM) Wasted a great chance, but the Juventus player dominated the midfield with his quick runs. 8

Timothy Weah (RW) Crossed for McKennie to miss at close range. George Weah’s son was a sparkling spark. 7

Haji Wright (CF) The great striker worked hard and headed a header wide. Looked raw around the edges. 6

Christian Pulisic (LW) The Chelsea winger hit the crossbar and headed wide. His intelligence and pace stood out. 7

Substitutes
Brenden Aaronson (in front of McKennie, 77): A good replacement for the tiring McKennie. 6; Shaquell Moore (for Dest, 78): Stood up for the exhausted Dest. 6; Jose Sargent (for Wright, 83): Replaced Wright when the striker lost his appetite. 6; Giovanni Reina (for Weah, 83): Too late to impress. 6

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