Five stats from Kalvin Phillips’ amazing performance for England vs Croatia

Quick Reads

England beat Croatia 1-0 in their European Championship opener and we are more convinced than ever that it’s coming home. 

Arguably the standout performer was Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips. Much of the pre-match hype surrounded Luka Modric, but Phillips kept him quiet and set up the game’s only goal.

We’ve collected five stats from his impressive performance at Wembley.

– Phillips recorded a 94% passing accuracy, with all of his long passes finding their target.

– He attempted four tackles and was successful with one of them.

– The Leeds man was successful with two of his three attempted take-ons.

– Phillips made four progressive passes during his 90 minutes.

– And the midfielder set up Raheem Sterling for the game’s only goal.


More from Planet Football

Ranking every Euro 2020 squad by their transfer value: England top…

13 players on how Marcelo Bielsa made them better: Batistuta, Alexis, Mendy…

Alternative highlights of 2020-21: The ‘Ayling Flop’ goes mainstream

Can you name the 10 top goalscorers in the history of the Euros?

Euro 2020 is finally here – and what better way to celebrate than with a preview show to mark the launch of our new multi-sport website Planet Sport?