Uruguay vs. England: Live Player Ratings

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Uruguay vs. England: Live Player Ratings
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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
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Fernando Muslera 6 7
Martin Caceres 7 7
Jose Maria Gimenez 8 8
Diego Godin 8 8
Alvaro Pereira 7 8
Alvaro Gonzalez 6 7
Arevalo Rios 7 7
Nicolas Lodeiro 6 6
Cristian Rodriguez 6 7
Luis Suarez 8 9
Edinson Cavani 7 7
Christian Stuani N/A 5
Jorge Fucile N/A 6
Sebastian Coates N/A 6


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.

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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
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Joe Hart 5 5
Glen Johnson 4 6
Gary Cahill 5 4
Phil Jagielka 4 4
Leighton Baines 5 5
Steven Gerrard 6 5
Jordan Henderson 5 6
Danny Welbeck 6 6
Wayne Rooney 5 7
Raheem Sterling 5 6
Daniel Sturridge 5 5
Ross Barkley N/A 6
Adam Lallana N/A 6
Rickie Lambert N/A 5


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.

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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.

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