Player Ratings: England 0-1 Iceland - Ramsdale beaten as woeful Three Lions fluff friendly

A lively Icelandic side deservedly beat an England team featuring Ramsdale and Rice with Saka coming on as a late sub

Player Ratings: England 0-1 Iceland - Ramsdale beaten as woeful Three Lions fluff friendly

England 0-1 Iceland:

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions fluffed their lines ahead of Euro 2024 with a woeful performance in this Friday night friendly at Wembley Stadium. 

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson netted a 12th minute winner as the minnows shocked Southgate's side in their final Euro 2024 warm-up game.

Read on for our player ratings on a night to forget for England 

Player Ratings:

Aaron Ramsdale: 5/10 - Should have prevented Thorsteinsson's winner 

Kyle Walker: 4/10 - Disappointing. Caught out of position for the goal and switched off again when Thorsteinsson fluffed his gilt-edged chance in the second half to double the vistors' lead

John Stones: 4/10 - Looked off the pace. Failed to get close to Thorsteinsson for the winner. Hooked at half-time, prompting injury fears 

Marc Guehi: 6/10 - Struggled at times against a lively but limited forward line but was solid and full of physicality. A bright spot on a disappointing evening 

Kieran Trippier: 5/10 - The 33-year-old was unimpressive at left-back but will Luke Shaw be back for the group stages?

Declan Rice: 6/10 - Will play so much better next week from the No6 position next week against Serbia - you can be sure of the fact 

Kobbie Mainoo: 6.5/10 - A bright spark amid a poor team effort and looked like he belonged in only his second start

Antony Gordon: 5/10 - Tried hard but mostly ineffectual

Phil Foden: 3/10 - For a player of his talent his performance was utterly abysmal 

Cole Palmer: 5/10 -  Started brightly but faded badly 

Harry Kane: 2/10 - Terrible. Should havae scored with first half chance following Palmer's cross but lifted the ball over when well-placed 


Trent Alexander-Arnold: On for Walker: 4/10 

Joe Gomez: Replaced Trippier: 4/10 

Ivan Toney: Swapped with Kane: 4/10 

Bukayo Saka: Came on for Gordon: 5.10 - Easing his way back to match fitness after a busy season. Another who will be infinitely better against the Serbs in Gelsenkircken a week on Sunday 


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