England vs Belgium Player Ratings as England finishes the international break without a win

England vs Belgium Player Ratings as England finishes the international break without a win

England vs Belgium Match Summary

The Three Lions ended their international break with a 2-2 draw against the Red Devils at the Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night. England have no win in their March international friendlies, having lost at home to Brazil in their last game.

Youri Tielemans scored twice for Belgium in the first half to put the Red Devils ahead. Ivan Toney canceled Youri’s first with a penalty in the 17th minute on his first England start. There were plenty of defensive worries for the Southgate’s side as John Stones went off with a suspected adductor problem in the opening 10 minutes. England looked lively in attack but defensive mistakes condemned Gareth Southgate’s side to successive defeats.

Real Madrid superstar Jude Bellingham secured a draw for England with nearly the last kick of the match, scoring his third England goal for the Three Lions. But despite such defensive woes, there were plenty of positives to gather before Southgate announced his squad for the summer’s European Championship in Germany.

England vs Belgium Player Ratings

England

Jordan Pickford4/10

England’s No.1 made a howler when he gave the ball away and gifted Youri Tielemans the first goal of the night.

John StonesN/A

Undoubtedly the worst for the Manchester City defender who was taken off in the opening 10 minutes with an adductor injury. It will be a major problem for Pep Guardiola ahead of their game with Arsenal this weekend.

Lewis Dunk3/10

Another howler for the Brighton defender. He was outsmarted by Romelu Lukaku for Tieleman’s second of the night. Harry Maguire’s spot in the Euros looks more secure than it did.

Ezri Konsa5/10

Started the game in the right-back position but was slotted into the centre-half following Stones’ injury. Konsa couldn’t do anything to stop the two first-half goals and made a good tackle to stop Jeremy Doku in the second half.

Ben Chilwell 6/10

This game was a better outing than Brazil for the Chelsea defender. He clearly needs a run of games but was less exposed defensively. He needs to find rhythm in the remainder of the campaign to earn an automatic spot at the Euros.

Kobbie Mainoo8/10

A solid performance by the young midfielder on his first England start. Mainoo carried the team forward and looked calm and composed on his first international start. He showed he’s more than just a holding midfielder and blended smoothly with Rice and Bellingham.

Declan Rice6/10

The Arsenal man was named captain for the first time and put in another solid performance on his 50th appearance for the Three Lions.

Jarred Bowen7/10

Played one of his best international games in an England shirt, and had a goal ruled out for offside in the first half. Made a blistering start from the right wing and looked sharp out on the attacks.

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham (Getty Images)

Jude Bellingham7/10

The Real Madrid rescued England with a last-minute equaliser against Belgium. He led the attack and was rewarded with a goal in the nick of time.

Phil Foden6/10

He looked frustrated as he struggled to influence the game. After a slow first half, Foden got more involved and started create chances for the attackers.

Ivan Toney7/10

He won and scored a penalty to get England back level in the first half. Toney had a strong full debut and made a strong case to be included for the Euros in Germany. The Brentford man could perhaps edge over Ollie Watkins in the pecking order.

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SUBSTITUTES

Ollie WatkinsN/A

Anthony GordonN/A

James Maddison7/10

Given only 16 minutes to impress and boy he did it. Maddison came up with a valuable contribution in the dying embers of the game to tee up Bellingham with a last-minute equaliser.

Joe Gomez6/10

The Liverpool defender was tested by Doku in the right-back but was better going forward creating chances.

Belgium

Matz Sels6/10

Made one of his best displays on the international stage and denied some good English efforts. He was out-foxed by Ivan Toney in the first half.

Timothy Castagne6.5/10

Zeno Debast6.5/10

Made a brilliant block to deny Foden a second-half equaliser. He almost put one back in his own net halfway through the tie.

Jan Vertonghen6/10

Conceded a penalty with a late lunge on Ivan Toney which was then converted by the Brentford striker.

Arthur Theate6.5/10

Had a good battle with Jarred Bowen on the left and used his physicality to dominate the winger throughout the game.

Youri Tielemans8/10

He was Belgium’s best player of the night scoring twice in the first half to put Belgium in control. He was clever in possession and a constant threat from an advanced midfield role.

Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans (Getty Images)

Amadou Onana7/10

Set up Tieleman’s opener with a great touch and was a big presence at the heart of midfield.

Orel Mangala6/10

Jeremy Doku6.5/10

Another electrifying performance by the pacy winger and was a real menace on the wings.

Romelu Lukaku7/10

He was a commanding presence up top and provided an exquisite assist for Tieleman’s second of the night.

Leandro Trossard6/10

The Arsenal man was not involved too often but made some lovely touches early into the game.

SUBSTITUTES

Wout FaesN/A

Lois OpendaN/A

Thomas Meunier6/10

Dodi Lukebakio6/10

Michy BatshuayiN/A

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