England 1 Czech Republic 0 - player ratings

England are through to the last 16 of the European Championship after a performance which started thrillingly but was ultimately ground out.

FIT AGAIN: Sheffield-born Harry Maguire cruised through his first football since May 9

The Three Lions showed both sides to their game in a 1-0 win secured by Raheem Sterling's header. Chief football writer marks Gareth Southgate;s players man for man.

Jordan Pickford – one excellent stretching save but otherwise very well protected 7

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Kyle Walker – showed his cool chesting the ball back in the first half 6

John Stones – made way for the final quarter of an hour. Hopefully not an injury concern for England s best player against Scotland 6

Harry Maguire – cruised through the game on his return from injury 7

Luke Shaw – outstanding in the first half, giving England a real outlet on the left 8

Kalvin Phillips – played some good first-half passes and dropped deeper in the second 6

Declan Rice – did a good enough first-half job defensively and even had one surge forward but came off at half-time, causing Phillips to change his role 6

Bukayo Saka – most fans probably would have preferred Jadon Sancho to start but the ovation as the pair swapped places spoke volumes for the winger's performance 8

Jack Grealish – a sense of anticipation whenever he got the ball, he made Sterling's goal 7

Raheem Sterling – hit the post then headed the opener in an opening spell where he got all across the front line 8

Harry Kane – looked more like his old self in the first half, forcing couple of saves 6.


Jordan Henderson (for Rice, 46) – valuable minutes in the bank, had a late goal disallowed 5

Jude Bellingham (for Grealish, 67) – for different reasons, useful minutes for him too 5

Marcus Rashford (for Sterling, 67) – still on the fringes of major tournament football 5

Tyrone Mings (for Stones, 78) – faces a battle to play in the knockout stages but has made a strong case 5

Jadon Sancho (for Saka, 83) – N/A.

Not used: Ramsdale, Johnstone, Trippier, Coady, Calvert-Lewin, White, James.

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