The average media player ratings from England’s win over Switzerland

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England beat Switzerland 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday night, with Marcus Rashford’s goal the only difference between the two sides.

Gareth Southgate’s men will be happy to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Spain in the Nations League, when Rashford also got on the scoresheet.

We’ve taken a look at how four national publications – the Independent, the Telegraph, the Mirror and Sky Sports – rated each player in their match against the Swiss and calculated the average score.

Jack Butland – 5.5

The Stoke City goalkeeper had a shaky start but showed why he’s in contention for an England place with a fine save to stop Ricardo Rodríguez.

Kyle Walker – 6.25

The Manchester City defender’s brilliant cross from deep gave Rashford an easy finish from close-range. He wasn’t as strong defensively, however.

James Tarkowski – 5

The centre-back had a tough first-half being the core of a back-three. He found his feet in the second half, before being substituted off.

Harry Maguire – 5.75

A solid performance for the Leicester City defender. The 25-year-old wasn’t scared to venture deep into opposition territory to start off attacking moves.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6.25

“England’s bright spark. His pace caused problems for Stephan Litchsteiner, who picked up a booking for a late challenge on the Spurs man,” write Sky Sports in their assessment of the Liverpool wing-back.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 4.75

“Despite a couple of slick passes, Chelsea’s non-playing midfielder failed to grasp his big chance to prove that he should be starting for club and country,” write the Telegraph.

Fabian Delph – 5.25

Had Xherdan Shaqiri to contend with. Tried hard but could not overpower the opposition and do anything significant.

Eric Dier – 5.25

The Tottenham player almost bagged a goal but England’s stand-in skipper was labelled “disappointing” by the Mirror.

Danny Rose – 7.5

“Easily England’s best player”, according to the Independent and also handed man of the match by the Mirror.

Marcus Rashford – 7

The goalscorer made it two in two games for the Three Lions and can consider his international break a success.

Danny Welbeck – 5.75

Didn’t give up but didn’t manage to offer much of a threat in front of goal. Replaced by Harry Kane in the second half.


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