England vs. Peru: Live Player Ratings for the Three Lions

Alex Dimond@alexdimondUK Lead WriterMay 30, 2014

England's Daniel Sturridge, left, with teammates Wayne Rooney, second left, Jordan Henderson, and Steven Gerrard talk together before a free kick is taken during the international friendly soccer match between England and Denmark at Wembley stadium in London Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Alastair Grant/Associated Press

International friendly, Wembley Stadium


Goals: Sturridge (31'), Cahill (65'), Jagielka (70').

England cruised to a 3-0 victory over Peru at Wembley on Friday evening, as Roy Hodgson appeared to road-test his preferred starting XI and formation for this summer’s World Cup.

A fine individual strike from Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring before Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka added a certain gloss to proceedings in the second half with finishes from set-pieces, but it was the performances of his players in various roles that will have been of greater importance to head coach Hodgson.

Here we analyse how his starting XI fared.

England Player Ratings
PlayerHT RatingFT Rating
Joe Hart77
Glen Johnson66
Gary Cahill67
Phil Jagielka67
Leighton Baines77
Steven Gerrard77
Jordan Henderson78
Adam Lallana67
Daniel Welbeck66
Wayne Rooney66
Daniel Sturridge77

First half analysis

Joe Hart: Dealt well with an early through-ball to cut out the danger, and made a fine one-handed save from Jean Deza’s deflected strike. Preserved England's lead with a fine stop from Luis Ramirez just before the break.

Glen Johnson: Not quite as impactful as Baines, although Lallana’s presence reduced the space for him to operate in. Calm defensively.

Gary Cahill: Seemed to get to grips with Luis Ramirez fairly early on, although the runs of Peru’s attackers seemed to cause more problems then they perhaps should have.

Phil Jagielka: Struggled occasionally with Deza’s runs inside, but comfortable on the ball and not asked to do much for long periods of the half.

Leighton Baines: England’s system called for Baines to maraud up the flank with regularity, and he did that to aid his team-mates in impressive style.

Steven Gerrard: Was involved in two challenges—one received, one dished out—that resulted in that rarity, yellow cards in a friendly. Otherwise efficient with ball and without.

Jordan Henderson: Impressed playing in the very heart of England’s midfield, with Gerrard dropping deeper and Lallana pushing on. Showed some good vision but his timing was just off.

Adam Lallana: Some incisive runs lifted the tempo for the home side, with Sturridge nearly scoring after one particular surge into the Peru box.

Danny Welbeck: Some smart touches and good pressing enabled England to build pressure, but seemed to struggle to get in dangerous positions himself.

Wayne Rooney: Linked the play nicely, but headed over his one decent first-half sight at goal.

Daniel Sturridge: Broke the monotony of the game with a brilliant curling effort to open the scoring. England’s clearest threat before and after that.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  Phil Jagielka of England celebrates scoring their third goal during the international friendly match between England and Peru at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Warren Little/Getty Images

Second half analysis

Joe Hart: Continued his calm display in the second half, although he was not required to be anywhere near as busy.

Glen Johnson: A solid, unspectacular display.

Gary Cahill: Defensively their were more suspect moments, although the clean sheet remained intact. His powerful header from Baines’s cross effectively sealed the win on the night.

Phil Jagielka: A brilliant block to deny Deza kept England ahead, before he later got a goal of his own in the simplest of circumstances.

Leighton Baines: His delivery helped England double their advantage. It is a weapon Hodgson will want to make more use of going forward.

Steven Gerrard: Was the first England player to be taken off, an indication of his value to Hodgson.

Jordan Henderson: Looked composed and authorative in the middle of the pitch. Will have done his prospects no harm at all with the performance.

Adam Lallana: Continued to impress with his running, although a goal would not be forthcoming before his eventual withdrawal.

Danny Welbeck: Not his best performance in an England shirt, but he outshone Sturridge in the tracking-back department. Easy to see why Hodgson trusts him, even if his attacking output could improve.

Wayne Rooney: Brought off after Gerrard, following a somewhat underwhelming display by his own high standards. Could his place possibly be under threat?

Daniel Sturridge: Continued to be England’s most dangerous attacker.


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