PLAYER RATINGS: Jadon Sancho impresses with encouraging display for England

PLAYER RATINGS: Jadon Sancho impresses with encouraging display while Jesse Lingard fails to live up to buzz of recent England performances











England moved a step closer to booking their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar following a dominant 5-0 victory over Andorra on Saturday night. 

Strikes from Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse and Jack Grealish helped sweep the European minnows to one side and left Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate with plenty of food for thought.

Here, Sportsmail’s Sami Mokbel takes a look at who impressed and who fell flat over an intriguing 90 minutes at the Estadi Nacional.  

England moved a step closer to World Cup qualification after thrashing Andorra on Saturday

Sam Johnston – As expected, had very little to do in England’s goal as Andorra struggled to lay a glove in attack. 6

Kieran Trippier – England’s Mr Dependable produced another solid performance. His experience was key as tempers started to flare. 6.5

John Stones – His lack of action for Manchester City should be a concern, but he breezed through this test. Booked. 6.5

Wolves captain Conor Coady has never let England down when called upon and played well

Wolves captain Conor Coady has never let England down when called upon and played well

Conor Coady – Never lets England down when called upon. The Wolves captain was fully at ease in Andorra. 6.5

Ben Chilwell – On England’s scoresheet for the first time – though VAR made him wait longer than he’d have liked. 7

Jesse Lingard – Not the buzz of his most recent England performances but did a job for his team in midfield. 6.5

James Ward-Prowse – His set pieces caused the Andorrans a host of problems. Moved the ball around with ease. 7

Jesse Lingard failed to live up to the buzz of recent performances for England and Man United

Jesse Lingard failed to live up to the buzz of recent performances for England and Man United

Phil Foden – The star of the show. Swaggered around the pitch with energy and quality – an excellent performance. 8.5

Jadon Sancho – Set up two of England’s goals to cap what was an encouraging display, yet he is capable of much more. Booked. 8

Tammy Abraham – Proved an effective focal point for England’s attacks and scored to cap a bright return to international football. 7

Bukayo Saka – Sharp and a willing runner down England’s right. Scored his third international goal; his England career goes from strength to strength. 7

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho impressed with an encouraging display on the flank for England

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho impressed with an encouraging display on the flank for England

Subs: Tomori 6.5 (Stones 60); Grealish (Sancho 73); Mount (Lingard 73); Watkins (Abraham 80)

Not used: Walker, Ramsdale, Henderson, Mings, Rice, Sterling, Kane, Watkins, Pickford.

Gareth Southgate: Job done. Tuesday’s test versus Hungary should be sterner – but the England boss will recall his big guns at Wembley. 7

Andorra (541): Gomes 5; Rubio Gomez 5, Garcia 5 (Lima 31 5 (Miramontes 63, 5)), Carus 5.5, Llovera 5.5, Garcia 5 (y); Martinez 5 (Peña 63, 5), Rebes 5 (y), Vieira 5, Rubio 5; Sanchez 5 (Betriu 64 6). Subs: Pons, Marin, Alvarez, Costa, Moro.

Koldo Alvarez: 5

Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR) – 6.5

Attendance: 2,285

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