Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

England v USA: Player ratings

England

Robert Green A good second-half save could not redeem him......... 4/10



Glen Johnson Solid at right-back, going backwards or forward......... 7



Ledley King Neither fit nor in form. Taken off at half-time......... 5



John Terry Strong and reliable alongside King then Carragher......... 7



Ashley Cole Fine defensively but added little to the attack ......... 6



Aaron Lennon Threatened without delivering, one fine pass aside......... 6



Steven Gerrard Led well from the front, and then from the back......... 8



Frank Lampard Disciplined but still not happy alongside Gerrard......... 6



James Milner Oh dear. Should have been booked even earlier......... 3



Emile Heskey Put himself about and made goal but missed a chance......... 6



Wayne Rooney Not the dominant performance England needed.....................6



Substitutes



Shaun Wright-Phillips: Did not take chance 6;



Jamie Carragher: Horribly exposed. Booked 4;



Peter Crouch: No chances 6



United States



Tim Howard Kept England at bay in second half with fine saves......... 7



Steve Cherundolo Not the weak link England were hoping for at right-back......... 6



Oguchi Onyewu Milan's "Gooch" allowed Rooney little scope despite recent injury......... 7



Jay Demerit Watford man recovered well after being caught out for goal ......... 7



Carlos Bocanegra Faced a test from Lennon and stood up to it well ......... 7



Landon Donovan One lovely cross for Altidore but generally kept quiet by Cole......... 6



Michael Bradley Coach's son was neat, tidy and industrious in centre of midfield......... 7



Ricardo Clark Worked hard in support of Bradley but lost Gerrard for goal......... 6



Clint Dempsey Little joy until he came inside and tried speculative shot for the goal......... 6



Jozy Altidore USA's Heskey? Worked hard, missed easy header, foiled by Green later......... 6



Robbie Findley Nippy little partner for Altidore, kept defence on toes......... 7



Substitutes Edson Buddle: No chances n/a; Stuart Holden: Little except a late run n/a

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