Uruguay vs. England: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 19, 2014

Uruguay's Luis Suarez, front, is chased by his teammate Alvaro Gonzalez as he celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Michael Sohn/Associated Press

Luis Suarez scored twice as Uruguay beat England 2-1 in Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Edinson Cavani assisted both of his teammate’s goals, but La Celeste got a late scare when Wayne Rooney turned Glen Johnson’s cross into goal for a 75th-minute equaliser.

Suarez, however, was only half-finished at that point and capitalised on a Steven Gerrard error before finishing past Joe Hart with aplomb.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Uruguay Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Fernando Muslera67
Martin Caceres77
Jose Maria Gimenez88
Diego Godin88
Alvaro Pereira78
Alvaro Gonzalez67
Arevalo Rios77
Nicolas Lodeiro66
Cristian Rodriguez67
Luis Suarez89
Edinson Cavani77
Christian StuaniN/A5
Jorge FucileN/A6
Sebastian CoatesN/A6
BR UK

Half-time analysis for Uruguay

Fernando Muslera: Well beaten by Rooney's header but saved by his left-hand post.

Martin Caceres: Not allowing Baines or Welbeck the slightest bit of joy.

Jose Maria Gimenez: The 19-year-old has looked every bit the veteran.

Diego Godin: Made a brave tackle on Welbeck while on a booking.

Alvaro Pereira: Rate of passing has been terrible, but he's been excellent on the defensive side of the ball.

Alvaro Gonzalez: Winning everything in the air and throwing himself into well-timed tackles.

Arevalo Rios: Just one foul so far for the 32-year-old, which is low for him after 45 minutes.

Nicolas Lodeiro: Operating in the hole behind Suarez and Cavani.

Cristian Rodriguez: Keeping Johnson contained while helping launch counter-attacks.

Luis Suarez: Latched onto a Cavani ball and proceeded to open the scoring.

Edinson Cavani: Fed Suarez with a delightful pass with Johnson standing off.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19:  Luis Suarez of Uruguay acknowledges the fans after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by
Julian Finney/Getty Images

Full-time analysis for Uruguay

Fernando Muslera: Made an exceptional save to deny Rooney from in close.

Martin Caceres: Kept Baines in check, which was hardly a chore.

Jose Maria Gimenez: Gave the ball away a bit too much but was generally solid.

Diego Godin: Committed several fouls but did well to avoid a second booking.

Alvaro Pereira: Took a knee in the head and likely shouldn’t have continued, but was nevertheless exceptional on the left.

Alvaro Gonzalez: Contributed five tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Arevalo Rios: Won all his aerial battles and showed incredible desire over the 90 minutes.

Nicolas Lodeiro: Much improved in the second half before being replaced by Christian Stuani.

Cristian Rodriguez: Marked Sterling out of the match.

Luis Suarez: Scored emphatically with under 10 minutes to play to win the match.

Edinson Cavani: Assisted on both Suarez goals on Thursday.

Christian Stuani: Just 10 touches in 23 minutes after coming on.

Jorge Fucile: Introduced as England were on the front-foot.

Sebastian Coates: Late substitution as Uruguay battened down the hatches.

England Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Joe Hart55
Glen Johnson46
Gary Cahill54
Phil Jagielka44
Leighton Baines55
Steven Gerrard65
Jordan Henderson56
Danny Welbeck66
Wayne Rooney57
Raheem Sterling56
Daniel Sturridge55
Ross BarkleyN/A6
Adam LallanaN/A6
Rickie LambertN/A5
BR UK

Half-time analysis for England

Joe Hart: The Suarez goal is the only shot he's faced so far.

Glen Johnson: Appalling defending ahead of the opener.

Gary Cahill: Made a hash of an attempted clearance.

Phil Jagielka: Out to sea as Suarez crept into the goalmouth to score.

Leighton Baines: Mostly ineffective, and his set pieces have been awful.

Steven Gerrard: Distribution is off a touch, but he's been England's best option standing over a dead ball.

Jordan Henderson: Not looking all that comfortable at this level.

Danny Welbeck: His athleticism produced one or two openings in the first half.

Wayne Rooney: Headed a Gerrard free-kick off the crossbar.

Raheem Sterling: Not enjoying as much freedom as he did against Italy.

Daniel Sturridge: Skied an audacious attempt from distance late in the first half.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19:  Glen Johnson and Jordan Henderson of England walk off the pitch after a 2-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Pho
Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Full-time analysis for England

Joe Hart: Could have got himself in front of the Suarez winner.

Glen Johnson: Played a vital part in the buildup to Rooney’s equaliser.

Gary Cahill: Completely out of position as Suarez raced in to score the winner.

Phil Jagielka: See above.

Leighton Baines: Was hiding behind the goal-line when a Suarez corner came in.

Steven Gerrard: Played Suarez onside with an inadvertent header.

Jordan Henderson: Distribution was excellent in the second half.

Danny Welbeck: Sacrificed for Lallana in the 71st minute.

Wayne Rooney: Finally broke his World Cup duck with a 78th-minute equaliser.

Raheem Sterling: Went to ground in search of a penalty shortly before coming off.

Daniel Sturridge: Put a weak effort into Muslera’s waiting arms.

Ross Barkley: Moved the ball well but only had 18 touches of it.

Adam Lallana: Should start against Costa Rica.

Rickie Lambert: Only a single touch after replacing Henderson with three minutes remaining.