Netherlands 3-1 England: Nations League player ratings | Dominic Fifield

Jadon Sancho showed flashes of class while Virgil van Dijk kept his excellent club form going in Netherlands’ victory

Netherlands 4-3-3

Jasper Cillessen

Grateful Sancho’s header was straight at him, and for VAR’s intervention late on. 6/10

Denzel Dumfries•

Seemed to take offence at Chilwell’s presence, but his challenge to deny Rashford a second was stunning. 6

Virgil van Dijk

The boos that greeted his every touch demonstrated his current status. As imperious as ever. 8

Matthijs de Ligt

Talented youngster atoned for his horrible error for the penalty to thump the Dutch level. Booked. 6

Daley Blind

Struggled against the scuttling pace of England’s wingers but his experience probably told in the latter stages. 6

Marten de Roon

Busy at De Jong’s side, contributing to the lengthy spells of Netherlands possession. 6

Frenkie de Jong

Ran the show for long periods, conducting Dutch progress with his tidy use of the ball. 8

Georginio Wijnaldum

Energetic, when bursting forward strutting across the turf with all the confidence of a Champions League winner. 7

Steven Bergwijn

England struggled to cope with his bustling strength and direct running down the flanks. 7

Memphis Depay

His misses from excellent opportunities looked so wasteful but his hassling still yielded the goals in extra time. 7

Ryan Babel

Peripheral for long periods with his replacement, Promes, far more of a threat. 5

Subs: Donny van de Beek (for De Roon 68); Quincy Promes (for Babel 68); Davy Pröpper (for Bergwijn 90); Kevin Strootman (for De Jong 114).

England 4-1-4-1

Jordan Pickford

There were three fine, instinctive saves from Depay before teammates left him exposed. 7/10

Kyle Walker

Struggled throughout and, with younger men threatening his place, his days as England’s right-back feel numbered. 4

John Stones

A rusty display, and that error in possession in extra time will haunt him for some time. 5

Harry Maguire

Far too sloppy, with the ball and without, where England needed him at his authoritative best. 5

Ben Chilwell

Nervous whenever Bergwijn charged up the flank, and exposed defensively too often. 5

Ross Barkley

England’s most progressive midfielder, but his extra-time error summed up a fading display. 6

Declan Rice

Severely tested while the Dutch pinged their passes, and unable to impose any control in the centre. 5

Fabian Delph

All energy, working feverishly to frustrate the Dutch, though might have done more with the ball. 6

Raheem Sterling

Clipped the bar in stoppage time, but England needed more to mark his 50th cap. 6

Marcus Rashford

Great anticipation to earn the penalty, and a fourth goal in seven caps, before succumbing to injury. 6

Jadon Sancho

There were flashes of quality, class and pace, all decorated with that nutmeg on De Ligt. 7

Subs: Harry Kane (for Rashford h-t); Jesse Lingard (for Sancho 61); Jordan Henderson (for Delph 77); Dele Alli (for Rice 105).


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