FIFA World Cup 2022: England player ratings vs. USA as Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling struggle in goalless draw

After a scoreless draw with the United States, where Gareth Southgate’s team was, at best, only the equal of their opponents, England still holds the top spot in Group B and has complete control over their own destiny. However, some of the optimism that greeted their opening win has been dampened as a result of this result. Mason Mount and Harry Kane squandered the few opportunities that were presented to the Three Lions, whereas Harry Maguire and John Stones were forced to work far harder than they had planned to do so. This is how we ranked each artist at the Al Bayt Stadium, in case you were wondering.

(GK) Jordan Pickford

90 The most remarkable aspect of his performance was the yelling he directed at his colleagues. In spite of the intense pressure that was put on the England penalty area, he was only faced with one easy shot to save from Yunus Musah. He did not have any other opportunities to make saves. 5
(DEF) Kieran Trippier 90 Christian Pulisic found a lot of success driving infield at Kieran Trippier, who appeared surprised by the amount of space the American No. 10 had to carry the ball. There was also cause for concern with the manner in which the Newcastle fullback appeared to go in the way of Saka, thus closing off attacking paths in the same manner as the American defense. 5
(DEF) John Stones 90 One of the very few players wearing white did not cause his nation to be so frustrated that they pulled their hair out. In front of the American press, he was the picture of composure, even though it was obvious that he was frustrated by the paucity of options that were in front of him. 7
Harry Maguire is the one to beat. 90 It is supposed to be one of Maguire’s greatest qualities that he can move the ball out of defense, but when the pressure from the Americans would come, he would simply send the ball back to Stones. This happened far too frequently. However, when England was defending set pieces, he performed exceptionally well. 6
(DEF) Luke Shaw 90 In the closing third of the game, Shaw presented a credible danger to the opposition, setting up Bukayo Saka for one of England’s most promising scoring opportunities. However, within his own half, it frequently appeared as though he was one of the most susceptible to American pressure. 5
Declan Rice, of the MID. 90 Held the game’s interception lead and was an essential factor in England’s ability to withstand the waves of American pressure that was applied to their penalty area. He had plenty of opportunities to see the ball, but for a variety of reasons, some of which were beyond his control, his passing was too off to the side. It would have been beneficial for team members to move to the ball, but he did not bring the zip that England required. 6
(MID) Jude Bellingham 67 The United States midfield played remarkably well to keep Bellingham off the ball from the very beginning of the game, restricting him to almost two-thirds of the touches Rice had in the first half of the match. It seemed like every time he tried to turn it, it was against an American player, so it shouldn’t have as 5
Mason Mount serves as the MID. 90 After an outstanding performance against Iran that went unnoticed, Mount was noticeable for all the wrong reasons during the first half of the match. His pressing was even more disappointing than his passing, as it left too many openings for Tyler Adams to drive through. His passing was sloppy, but his pressing was even worse. It was strange that Southgate continued to work with him for such a long period of time. 4
(FWD) Bukayo Saka 77 On Friday, the ball had a tendency to stick to Saka’s foot like glue during his breakout World Cup debut; but, all too many of his touches enabled an American defender to steal the ball away from him. It is important to point out that a significant portion of the challenges faced by the Arsenal player was due to a great performance by Antonee Robinson. 5
Harry Kane, of the (FWD) 90 When England was successful in breaking through the opposition’s lines in the first half, it was frequently due to the outstanding hold-up play of their No. 9. But this turned out to be one of those games in which Kane, who appeared to be growing progressively fatigued, strayed too deep into the midfield. A sloppy header in the extra time was somewhat emblematic of the captain’s difficult performance in the game. 5
(FWD) Raheem Sterling 67 Sterling was all too easily bypassed without the ball, and he contributed very little to England when he did get possession of the ball. In point of fact, by the time the match was through he had neither shot nor generated an opportunity nor even sought to take an opponent on. 4
Jordan Henderson Bellingham, 68′ You would have been wise to pay attention to a good deal of what the Liverpool captain did after he came on, but it was noteworthy that the United States did not have the driving lanes they had before he came on. 5
The name Jack Grealish Sterling, 68′ His entrance into the game had an instant impact as Grealish attempted to draw in many defenders. It would appear that he is most suited for the role of impact replacement that he has been utilized in at both the World Cup and Euro 2020. 6
The man’s name is Marcus Rashford. Saka, 78′ Before Rashford entered the fray, he made all of the rights runs, but by the time he did, the game had already started to drift toward a draw. 5
It was Gareth Southgate. 3 This was a game that brought to your attention the shortcomings of England’s most successful manager in the last decade. Midway through the second half, it was obvious that his team was losing the match, yet he allowed the situation to deteriorate and was fortunate that Maguire made so many crucial clearances from the United States set pieces. 4


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