England 5-3 Kosovo player ratings: Raheem Sterling steals the show at St Mary’s

By diciembre 11, 2019Haras

Raheem Sterling shines as England beat on Kosovo 5-3 in their European Qualifier, but who caught the eye?
Jordan Pickford – 6
In a match of such chaos, it was uncommon for Pickford to not play an integral part – he was on the border of the game as Kosovo attacked with a clinical nature facing goal which led to him deciding the ball out of his net 3 times.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7
Provided width especially in the early phase of the second-half when he opened his global account. The Liverpool man doesn’t always convince his positional play, but seldom was captured, unlike his compatriots.
Michael Keane – 5
Preferred to Joe Gomez and Tyrone Mings at the heart of the defence of England but made a mistake. Looked very ensured when tasked with participating with Vedat Muriqi, however not so in possession, giving the ball away 10 times.
With the ball in his feet, he’d be targeted as a link against opposition.
Harry Maguire – 6
Not his finest game in an England shirt. Normally a presence looked panicky at different points in the match, perfectly summed up by his own rash challenge to give the penalty.
Ben Chilwell – 6
In a match of character, Chilwell is going to be disappointed to not have influenced the sport longer in the third.
Declan Rice – 6
Promising, however far from the last article. He put in another solid showing, protecting his back with good authority and breaking up play to begin England counter strikes that specify the philosophy of Southgate. One of his crunching tackles in set Sterling on his approach to put Sancho up for England’s third goal. The West Ham guy was to blame for Kosovo’s second purpose – a lapse in concentration with his departure that was punished.
Jordan Henderson – 7
Busy as ever from the engine room. His head that is sensible is a component of the way England play. Henderson’s beauty is his ease.
Ross Barkley – 7
Barkley is followed by frustration around . Sometimes, he floats across the pitch linking the drama but he could fall flat when it comes to making that conclusion in the third. When placing Keane under pressure using a lazy pass that finally led to Kosovo’s opening 24, his lack of concentration was exposed. Saying that, he provided service to a three which relished space and time.
Raheem Sterling – 9 (Man of the Match)
That can be Raheem Sterling’s planet right now and we are just living in it. A outstanding performance. For those out there which may still overlook him, it’s time to concede.
He had been England’s shining light – yet again. He caught the game and forced the headed equaliser two game-changing minutes – his eighth goal in eight internationals – along with the slick run and help for Kane to give England the lead. From there, it was exhibition stuff by the winger, who played with a few calculating and cool assists Jadon Sancho for his first foreign goals.
Sterling has now been included in 13 goals in his last eight England looks. On current form, he has to participate in the debate of becoming the very best footballer on Earth. That might sound like an outlandish statement – and this was Kosovo – although near control, his movement, speed, and ball all are hitting on enormous levels. And, he is getting better. Scary.
Jadon Sancho – 8
Oh, the future seems bright with talent like this. Two goals and an assist in an competitive global will provide evidence to this feeling he’s ready for this level of football – not that he performs a lack of confidence. The Dortmund attacker needed a quiet opening, but hammering himself into the match just before the breakup, firing across the before helping himself to his first internationals help of the third target goals through some alluring Sterling strategy work.
Harry Kane – 7
His talents match trickery and the pace outside him at the front-line. Played with a role making two moves and he took his opportunity in the first-half with ruthlessness that was typical. The only blot on his copybook has been the punishment miss that left many in the ground open-mouthed. Two of the previous 3 penalties Kane has overlooked for club and country have been at St. Mary’s.
Mason Mount – N/A
Marcus Rashford – N/A
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