England 7-0 Montenegro: Euro 2020 qualifier player ratings | Ed Aarons | Football


England 4-3-3

Jordan Pickford Two excellent saves showed great concentration on a night when he barely touched the ball otherwise. 7

Trent Alexander-Arnold Trademark crossfield ball led to opening goal and oozed confidence going forward. Must be close to a regular spot. 8

Harry Maguire So little to do that he was able to venture forward at will and could easily have added to England’s tally. 7

John Stones Slow to react when Montenegro created a rare chance, although his distribution added an extra element to England’s play. 7

Ben Chilwell Incisive pass to set up the first goal and showed his set-piece ability with two sublime crosses to complete hat-trick of assists. 9

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Took his goal brilliantly on first start for 18 months and an energetic presence on the right of the midfield three. 8

Harry Winks Superb pass to play in Sancho early on and set the tone throughout with intelligent positioning. 8

Mason Mount Some nice touches yet did not impose himself as much as he would have wanted on second senior start. 7

Jadon Sancho Almost set up Kane for opener and looked to have rediscovered some of his confidence on the ball with late assist for Abraham. 7

Harry Kane The easiest hat-trick he will ever score. How long before he passes Michael Owen next on the top scorers’ list? 9

Marcus Rashford Took his goal well and looked a menace on both flanks. Almost into double figures for his country already. 8

Marcus Rashford impressed on the left.

Marcus Rashford impressed on the left. Photograph: Christopher Lee – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Montenegro 4-5-1

Milan Mijatovic Made a couple of decent saves but was helpless as England bombarded his goal in the first half. 4

Marko Vesovic Lucky to escape a red card after an altercation with his tormentor-in-chief Rashford. 3

Aleksandar Sofranac Denied England an early lead with clearance on the line but will not want to see his shinned own goal again. 3

Marko Simic Unlucky not to score with header but was out of his depth in attempting to contain Kane. 4

Risto Radunovic Caught napping for England’s opening goal and must have been grateful to not have to re-emerge for the second half. 3

Vladimir Jovovic Forced to drop deep and at least helped stem the flow of goals after the break before being replaced. 4

Nikola Vukcevic The Levante midfielder is one of the few class acts in this poor side. Had to feel for him as his teammates struggled. 5

Dusan Lagator Pulled out of header at last minute to allow Kane easy goal and guilty of losing his man again for the third. 2

Deni Hocko Chasing shadows all night in midfield as Montenegro were pushed further and further back. 4

Sead Haksabanovic The West Ham loanee was a rare bright spot for the visitors and tried manfully to give his defence some respite. 5

Fatos Beciraj A golden opportunity to make his mark with a goal was squandered by the captain on a night to forget for his side. 4


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