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England lose to Iceland: How the Three Lions rated in Nice last 16 clash

England 1-2 Iceland

England lost to Iceland in their last 16 clash. Below is how the players rated.

JOE HART: England's number one was embarrassed by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson as Iceland took a shock first-half lead - a goal that proved decisive. 3

KYLE WALKER: Back in the team after being rested against Slovakia but was a shadow of that player and guilty for the equalising goal. 4

GARY CAHILL: Did his best to keep the Icelandic forward line at bay but looked overrawed at times. 5

CHRIS SMALLING: The impressive Manchester United centre-back struggled in Nice but was by no means the worst player. 5

DANNY ROSE: The marauding left-back replaced Ryan Bertrand but was unable to play with the freedom displayed in the first two group matches. 5

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ERIC DIER: One of just four England players to start all four matches so far and a key member of the line-up. Not great but a surprise half-time withdrawal. 6

DELE ALLI: Restored to the starting line-up and came close to scoring. Was not the decisive player he should have been. 5

WAYNE ROONEY: England's all-time top goalscorer and captain produced a poor display in Nice. Passing was all over the place. 3

RAHEEM STERLING: Questions over form and mindset were ignored by Hodgson, but aside from winning the penalty did precious little. 4

HARRY KANE: Looked leggy in the opening two matches and fared little better in Nice, getting away efforts without too much conviction. 4

DANIEL STURRIDGE: Preferred on the right of the front three ahead of Adam Lallana, he threatened at times but, like the rest of the strikers, struggled to make an impact. 4


JACK WILSHERE (for Dier, 45): A surprising half-time move that had precious little impact. 6

JAMIE VARDY (for Sterling, 60): An inspired substitute against Wales, the Leicester striker was unable to unsettle the Iceland backline. 5

MARCUS RASHFORD (for Rooney, 86): Brought on as a last roll of the dice but did not have the chance to make an impact. 6

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