A debut goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin helped England ease to a 3-0 pleasant victory over Wales on Thursday evening.
In a first half of few possibilities, the hosts took the lead when Jack Grealish’s pinpoint cross was nodded home by the in form Calvert-Lewin.
England then doubled their lead after the break with Conor Coady ending nicely from Kieran Trippier’s cross. An audacious Danny Ings overhead kick then put the Three Lions 3-0 up.
Here are ‘s player rankings for both sides…
Nick Pope (GK) – 7/10 – Commanded his space significantly nicely. Did no damage to his case for the number one spot.
Joe Gomez (CB) – 6/10 – Just a few clumsy moments in possession. At least he did not concede seven like he did on Sunday.
Conor Coady (CB) – 8/10 – Spurned a good probability to score his first England goal within the first half. Made up for that by grabbing one after the break.
Michael Keane (CB) – 7/10 – Spun by Kieffer Moore on a number of events. Looked a lot more comfortable when the massive man was withdrawn.
Kieran Tripper (RWB) – 8/10 – Handed the captain’s armband and rose to the event. His trademark dead ball supply led to Coady’s goal.
Kalvin Phillips (CM) – 7/10 – Early on, he appeared to get in the way in which of Winks and visa versa. As issues progressed, the pair gelled properly, holding possession nicely and providing the Three Lions protection on the counter.
Harry Winks (CM) – 7/10 – See above.
Bukayo Saka (LWB) – 7/10 – Looked nervy early on in his international debut. Eventually settled down and put in a efficiency that may have Ben Chilwell sweating over his international future.
Danny Ings (RW) – 7/10 – Sometimes struggled in a unfamiliar broad right position. Then once more, he also scored an overhead kick – and that is the one factor that actually issues.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) – 8/10 – One international cap, one goal. The David Nugent particular.
Jack Grealish (LW) – 8/10 – Wondrous piece of play to create the game’s opener. England’s brightest spark going forward. Must play some half towards Belgium.
Reece James – 6/10
Tyrone Mings – 7/10
Mason Mount – 6/10
Harvey Barnes – N/A
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – N/A
James Ward-Prowse – N/A
Wayne Hennessey (GK) – 6/10 – Very little he may do concerning the goals. Made a few good saves to keep the score down.
Connor Roberts (RB) – 5/10 – A really naughty foul on Saka simply before the break earned him the yellow card. Come on mate, it is supposed to be a pleasant.
Joe Rodon (CB) – 6/10 – Dealt with all the things that got here his means before being substituted at half time.
Chris Mepham (CB) – 4/10 – Properly garbage marking for the game’s opening goal. Slightly much less garbage marking for the second.
Ben Davies (LB) – 5/10 – Struggled towards Grealish and infrequently ventured over the midway line.
Joseff Morrell (CM) – 6/10 – Helped Wales dominate possession for parts of the first half. Not much invention although.
Ethan Ampadu (CM) – 4/10 – Looked surprisingly off the tempo, committing a string of clumsy fouls which ultimately earned him a warning.
Jonny Williams (CM) – 6/10 – Some pretty touches and turns. Exactly what England have been missing in midfield in the course of the first half.
Tyler Roberts (RW) – 4/10 – Started on the right and move centrally after Moore’s injury. Was equally ineffectual in both roles.
Kieffer Moore (ST) – 6/10 – Caused England’s defence a few issues before being pressured to withdraw with injury simply before half time.
Rabbi Matondo (LW) – 4/10 – Had a very quiet evening and struggled to impose himself.
Neco Williams – 6/10
Benjamin Cabango – 4/10
Dylan Levitt – 5/10
Will Vaulks – 5/10
Chris Gunter – N/A
Matthew Smith – N/A