FIFA World Cup

Uruguay vs. England: Live Player Ratings

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
Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 19, 2014

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.

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