England player ratings vs Germany: Raheem Sterling delivers again; Jack Grealish changes game from the bench

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England set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final against Sweden or Ukraine after a memorable 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley.

Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane earned Gareth Southgate’s side a deserved win which helped to banish the demons of previous knockout defeats to Germany.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Wembley to rate the England players...

Jordan Pickford 9

The goalkeeper continued an impressive tournament with tremendous saves to deny Timo Werner and Kai Havertz either side of half-time. Well-placed for the Golden Glove after four straight clean sheets.

Kyle Walker 7

His pace and positioning were vital in recovery, particularly against the pace of Werner and Havertz, but his distribution was scatty.

John Stones 7

Stood up well to Werner in a one-on-one in the second half and comfortable in possession. Allowed Germany to charge through the heart of defence more than once early on but grew into the game.

Harry Maguire 8

Dominant in the air in both boxes, proving a real threat from set pieces. Might have scored at the back post from Trippier’s cross. Brought the ball out well. A rock.

Kieran Trippier 8

Nullfied the threat of Robin Gosens, who was Germany’s standout player in the group. Used the ball intelligently and set pieces were a threat.

Declan Rice 7

Booked early for a risky foul on Leon Goretzka but played intelligently afterwards, even if he was occasionally manoeuvred by Germany’s midfield.

Kalvin Phillips 8

Felt like a seat-warmer for Jordan Henderson before the tournament but produced another dynamic and intense display. Booked in the first half but stayed in the thick of the action.

Luke Shaw 9

Superb. Heavily involved in both goals, crossing for Sterling and starting the move leading to Kane’s strike.

Bukayo Saka 7

Sparked England into life after a slow start and caused Germany problems between the lines with his directness and quick feet. Isolated after half-time and made way for Grealish.

Raheem Sterling 8

Scored for a third time at the Finals, leaving him an outside contender for the Golden Boot. Had previously looked individually bright but struggled to link-up with Kane.

Harry Kane 7

After another subdued and ineffective display, repaid Southgate’s faith with England’s second goal, a well-taken header which he made to look easy.

Substitutes

Jack Grealish (Saka 69’) 9

Changed the game from the bench. Played the ball into Shaw for Sterling’s strike and crossed to Kane for the clincher. Hard to drop now.

Jordan Henderson (Declan Rice 87’) N/A

Not used: Ramsdale, Johnstone, Henderson, Rashford, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Mount, Foden, James, Bellingham.

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