Nick Purewal rates England’s players after a grandstand finish in west London.
Freddie Steward 7
Grew into the game as the tie went on and his late try proved crucial.
Jack Nowell 6
Could not get into the action as England struggled for much of this match.
Manu Tuilagi 6
One burst aside it was another quiet day for the England powerhouse.
Owen Farrell 7
Battled through a leg problem to drag England out of the mire.
Jonny May 7
Always a threat with ball in hand.
Marcus Smith 7
Can always conjure something from nothing and showed it at the death.
Jack van Poortvliet 5
Not his day but also needed more protection at the fringes.
Ellis Genge 5
Bested in the set-piece but still bullish around the park.
Luke Cowan-Dickie 5
Pushed the envelope but could not get any dominance at the set-piece.
Kyle Sinckler 5
Scrum was a problem for England from the jump.
Maro Itoje 6
Kept pushing all the way on a difficult day.
Jonny Hill 5
Unable to put any telling pressure on New Zealand.
Sam Simmonds 5
Failed to impose himself in the way England wanted.
Tom Curry 6
Improved as things went on but a slow start.
Billy Vunipola 6
Battled hard throughout for the home side.
Jamie George (for Cowan-Dickie, 56) 7
Good cameo from the Saracens hooker.
Mako Vunipola (for Genge, 56) 7
Added impetus and power in all areas.
Will Stuart (for Sinckler, 56) 8
Two-try man saved the day for the home side.
David Ribbans (for Hill, 65) 8
Put himself about again and proved he is a real option.
Jack Willis (for Simmonds, 67) 7
Added pace and impetus off the bench.
Ben Youngs (for Van Poortvliet, 53) 7
Experience and nous told its own tale at the end.
Guy Porter (for Nowell, 68) 7
Put himself around to fine effect.
Henry Slade (for Tuilagi, 53) 8
Showed his qualities again and surely merits a bigger role somewhere.