England vs Iceland Player Ratings

England vs Iceland Player Ratings: Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Kyle Walker Struggle for Goals

England vs Iceland Summary

An early goal from Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson shocked England, who failed to respond with another goal. With this result, The Three Lions failed to continue their winning run in international friendlies after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina three days earlier. Here are the England vs Iceland Player Ratings:

England Player Ratings

Goalkeeper and Defence

Aaron Ramsdale (6.3/10)

As England dominated more possession than the visitors, Ramsdale was not that busy guarding his net. But Iceland managed to shock the host with an early goal by Þorsteinsson.

Kyle Walker (6.8/10)

Worked hard to deal with Iceland’s attacking force, the man who was known for not easy to dribbled by was struggling to keep up with the opponents plan.

John Stones (6.9/10)

Iceland’s early goal made Stones looked clumsy at the back. But the Manchester City defender made two interceptions and tackles respectively to prevent England from conceding more goals.

Marc Guehi (6.8/10)

Guehi won duels to defend his area, four on the air and two on the ground.

Kieran Trippier (6.7/10)

Iceland gave England a hard time throughout the game including for Trippier with Newcastle’s full-back found it difficult to make an impact on the left-hand side of the flank.


Kobbie Mainoo (6.8/10)

The in-hype young midfielder found it difficult to keep up with Iceland’s intensity, as he lost possession eight times.

Declan Rice (7.1/10)

Made quite a difference in England’s midfield as he delivered five successful long passes from 88 touches in the second half.

Phil Foden (6.7/10)

The absence of Jack Grealish since the first half made Foden difficult to pull himself together as he lost the ball 20 times one hour on the clock.


Cole Palmer (7/10)

Gradually improved his game after looking struggle to match the game’s pace. He delivered two key passes for England that led to one big chance.

Anthony Gordon (7.5/10)

He continued to impress the host’s crowd as he showed a dazzling performance during his 65-minute appearance. Despite failing to deliver a single shot, Gordon made three successful dribble attempts and won five ground duels.

Harry Kane (7/10)

Kane could have done something better than spend the game without a single shot on target.


Ezri Konsa (7/10)

Coming on to replace John Stones, which getting the job done for at least preventing England from conceding more goals.Joe Gomez (6.7/10)
The Liverpool defender made one tackle and one clearance after coming on in the 64th minute to replace Kieran Trippier.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.1/10)

Switched place with Kyle Walker in the second half, showing his true class with delivering two key passes, as well as two successful crosses.

Ivan Toney (6.8/10)

Made an instant threat for Iceland with his two shots inside 20 minutes after replacing Harry Kane.

Bukayo Saka (6.7/10)

Arsenal’s golden boy tried to make an impact after coming in for Anthony Gordon but couldn’t provide a better performance than the latter.

Eberechi Eze (6.5/10)

Coming on in the 77th minute was not enough for Eze to replicate his dazzling appearance when England beat Bosnia a few days ago. He rarely touched the ball despite having a decently accurate passing rate (2/2).

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Iceland Player Ratings

Goalkeeper and Defence

Hákon Valdimarsson (6.8/10)

Playing away from home was not a problem for Valdimarsson as he managed to make two crucial punches and one big save for Iceland.

Kolbeinn Finnsson (6.6/10)

He guarded the defensive line well with three clearances and one accurate tackle to prevent the ball from sliding further into Iceland’s net.

Daníel Leó Grétarsson (7.5/10)

He led Iceland’s defensive line with a decent performance, committing nine clearances, three tackles, and two interceptions.

Sverrir Ingi Ingason (6.7/10)

Worked hand-in-hand with Grétarsson blocking and clearing the ball from Iceland’s defensive area. Ingason made a total of seven clearances plus two interceptions and tackles respectively.

Bjarki Steinn Bjarkason (6.8/10)

He spent more time on the pitch for defending the area, the lack of crosses and long passes shows how he rarely involved in Iceland’s attacking plan.


Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (6.4/10)

Struggled to keep up with Declan Rice as Guðmundsson only one interception and two tackles from 26 touches.

Arnór Ingvi Traustason (6.6/10)

Anchoring the midfield in a calm manner, collecting two tackles and two ground duels won.

Hákon Arnar Haraldsson (7.1/10)

He has a 93% of accurate passes from 28 attempts, meaning he only failed to send two passes of them.


Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson (7.2/10)

Stunned the Wembley crowd with his early goal inside 12 minutes after kick-off.

Mikael Anderson (6.5/10)

None of his long balls or crosses were sent successfully but Anderson relied on his dribbling and ground games, collecting five wins in ground duel and two tackles.

Andri Guðjohnsen (6.4/10)

His only shot on target throughout the game couldn’t found the back of England’s net.


Stefán Teitur Þórðarson (6.6/10)

Appeared for 26 minutes to keep the lead for Iceland, he won one aerial duel from touching the ball 13 times.

Arnór Sigurðsson (6.3/10)

Not much he can do during 13 minutes being on the pitch. But he managed to prevent Iceland from conceding any goals from the host.

Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (6.7/10)

He made two successful passes out of three attempts from only touching the ball four times.

Valgeir Lunddal (N/A)

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