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Last Updated: Monday, 21 June, 2004, 20:45 GMT 21:45 UK
England player ratings

Marks out of 10 for England after their Euro 2004 Group B game against Croatia in Lisbon.


David James - 7: Could not be blamed for Croatia's goal after making a good initial stop - went on to save smartly from Sokota, Prso and Rosso. Suffered one shaky moment late on, but redeemed himself with an excellent stop.

Gary Neville - 8: Gave a very effective, uncompromising defensive performance - particularly as he was regularly exposed by an absent Beckham. Still found time to provide an attacking option on the right.

Sol Campbell - 8: Another commanding display at the heart of defence - unfussy, authoritative and kept the shape of England's backline. Made some vital interceptions at vital moments.

John Terry - 7: Positional sense was lacking at times and let in Sokota early on in the game. Improved as the game went on and shrugged off a knock to give a decent account of himself.

Ashley Cole - 7: Showed tremendous character to forget his early error which led to Croatia's goal and not only defended superbly thereafter, also led England's attacking charge as he rampaged down the left side.

David Beckham - 6: England's captain failed to produce the kind of inspirational and influential performance he is capable of, but was hindered by some heavy challenges from the Croatians.

Paul Scholes - 8: Ended his 30-game goal drought for England with a deft header and looked a transformed player. Alert, direct and confident throughout and also went close with a couple of thumping drives.

Steven Gerrard - 8: Signalled his intentions early on with a couple of surging runs, proving a menace from deep. Authoritative interceptions and strong tackling gave England the necessary bite in midfield.

Frank Lampard - 7: Recovered from an uncertain start and grew in confidence as the game progressed. Took his goal with aplomb after beating two players on the edge of the box.

Wayne Rooney - 10 (STAR MAN): Outstanding. Capped a superb display with two stunning strikes, while also demonstrating fantastic vision to set up Scholes for the equaliser. Full of pace, invention and left the Croatians bewildered.

Michael Owen - 7: His best performance of the tournament so far, beginning to make the kind of incisive runs England expect and starting to gel with Rooney - not least when laying on the third goal.


Ledley King (replaced Paul Scholes, 69 mins): Slotted into the midfield, but was found wanting when Tudor got ahead of him to score Croatia's second.

Darius Vassell (replaced Wayne Rooney, 71 mins): Once more looked impressive after coming off the bench. Lots of energy and work-rate impressive.

Phil Neville (replaced Frank Lampard, 83 mins): Little chance to get into the game.

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