Andorra 0-5 England: player ratings for Gareth Southgate’s side


Sam Johnstone Jordan Pickford’s deputy had a predictably quiet night in goal. Andorra gave him nothing to do. England were so dominant that their goalkeeper even ended up with an assist for Grealish’s goal. 7/10

Kieran Trippier He was reliable on the right. He had an assured game after being handed the armband. He remains a valuable member of this squad and that is unlikely to change any time soon. 6

John Stones The defender, who is yet to kick a ball for Manchester City this season, took the opportunity to build his sharpness. He was never going to be stretched by Andorra, although he was booked. 6

Conor Coady He continues to enjoy Gareth Southgate’s trust. Coady is a popular member of the squad and he deserved a rare start, although it was not a night when his defensive ability was under scrutiny. 6

Ben Chilwell The defender has put his difficult start to the season behind him. He was full of positivity from left-back and soon marked his return to the side by scoring his first goal for his country. 8

James Ward-Prowse The Southampton captain’s set-piece wizardry almost led to an early goal for Coady. He also offered positional discipline behind England’s attack and sharply converted the rebound after having a penalty saved. 7

Phil Foden The City youngster was exceptional in a deep role. Andorra could not handle the quality of his movement or the range of his passing. Created the second goal with an impudent assist for Saka and was man of the match. 9

Jesse Lingard The midfielder was always prepared to trouble Andorra with late runs into the box, although he was unable to get himself on the scoresheet. The ball never quite ran for him. 6

Bukayo Saka The winger does not looked weighed down by the memory of his missed penalty against Italy in the Euro 2020 final. He excelled on the right, doubling England’s lead with a vicious shot. 7

Tammy Abraham The forward, who had not played for England since last November, struggled to convince at first. His touch was loose and his finishing was wasteful. Yet he kept going and eventually got his goal. 7

Jadon Sancho Eager to impress on his first England appearance since missing a penalty against Italy. His footwork was brilliant, his crosses caused problems and he created goals for Chilwell and Abraham. Booked. 8

Subs: Fikayo Tomori 6; Mason Mount 6; Jack Grealish Marked a late cameo by winning a penalty and scoring his first England goal. 8; Ollie Watkins 6