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|
|Jose Maria Gimenez||8||8|
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.
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|
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.
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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