By Bryn Palmer
BBC Sport at Twickenham
Josh Lewsey - 6:
One strong run in the opening minute but forced off with injured shoulder after 20 minutes.
Mark Cueto - 7:
Showed his finisher's instinct with great angled run for opening try. Constant threat with ball in hand.
Jamie Noon - 7:
Great break to put Cueto away for try and a tidy display throughout, justifying his selection.
Mike Tindall - 6:
Passing not always on beam but looked more like his old self with several charges, capped off with try.
Ben Cohen - 7:
Reluctant to take on opponent one-on-one, but superb defensive work, denying Shane Williams a try.
Charlie Hodgson - 8:
Warm applause when taken off showed crowd on his side after assured display, despite three missed kicks.
Harry Ellis - 6:
Decision-making not always the best but made one good break in first half and served Hodgson well.
Andrew Sheridan - 7:
Few charges around the fringes and kept the pressure on Welsh scrum until departed late on.
Steve Thompson - 7:
Not seen too much in loose but found his targets at the line-out and showed power in tight exchanges.
Matt Stevens - 8:
Man-of-the-match award illustrated his arrival at this level. Strong in the scrum, put himself about in loose.
Steve Borthwick - 7:
Stole Wales' first line-out and a constant thorn in their side; always in the thick of the forward battle.
Danny Grewcock - 8:
Assured source of line-out possession and thundered around to good effect before departing late on.
Joe Worsley - 6:
Put in his share of tackles to stop Welsh attacks, but not involved as much as would have liked.
Lewis Moody - 7:
Showed few signs of rustiness, got himself on end of line-out drive for try and kept his composure well.
Martin Corry - 6:
Bold decision-making paid off with kicks to touch rather than goal. Solid effort before being replaced.
Lawrence Dallaglio - 7:
Early chance to stretch his legs and capped his comeback by bulldozing through Jones for popular try.
Tom Voyce - 7:
Replaced Lewsey and looked at home at full-back, capping incisive display with last-minute try.
Lee Mears - 6:
Replaced Thompson for the final quarter. Tidy work at the set-pieces.
Julian White - 6:
Replaced Sheridan late on, turning the screw on Wales at the scrum.
Simon Shaw - 6:
Came on for Grewcock for last eight minutes, but little chance to shine.
Matt Dawson - 7:
Only on for a minute when he scored England's fifth try, after a knock-on.
Andy Goode - 6:
Converted Dawson's try with his first touch, then created and converted Voyce's.
Gareth Thomas - 6:
Tried to inspire his side with invention from deep and assured defence, but not the captain's day.
Mark Jones - 6:
Almost scored with first touch after sprint down wing and pace still intact, but conceded two penalties.
Hal Luscombe - 6:
Try-saving tackle on Cueto in second half typified defensive effort but not so visible in attack.
Matthew Watkins - 6:
Defence exposed by Noon for first try but continued to run hard at English defence without reward.
Shane Williams - 6:
Always probing and looking for gaps but ran up too many blind alleys, and kicking was aimless.
Stephen Jones - 5:
Tried to keep his backs moving but couldn't find the necessary control, and saw Dallaglio charge over him.
Dwayne Peel - 8:
Classy and composed throughout. Quick thinking and pace created one try and might have led to more.
Duncan Jones - 6:
Out-gunned eventually but kept going manfully, still putting himself about as floodgates opened.
Rhys Thomas - 5:
Struggled to find his targets as England disrupted the Welsh line-out. Harsh lesson but will learn from it.
Adam Jones - 6:
Held his end up reasonably well in the scrum against Sheridan, before being replaced for last quarter.
Ian Gough - 5:
Grewcock and Borthwick overshadowed him at the set-pieces, and looked shattered when he departed.
Rob Sidoli - 6:
Try-saving tackle on Hodgson late on typified his effort, but out-gunned by his English counterparts.
Colin Charvis - 6:
Struggled to stem the English tide and never able to exert any influence. Replaced in final quarter.
Martyn Williams - 6:
Great support play to claim a try in first half. Harsh yellow card for impeding Moody was start of decline.
Michael Owen - 6:
Showed deft touches and linked well with Peel at base of scrum but overpowered late on with rest.
Lee Byrne - 6:
Blood-bin replacement for Watkins early on; a 10-minute cameo.
Gethin Jenkins - 5:
Replaced Adam Jones for last quarter, but disappointingly little impact.
Gareth Cooper - 6:
Replaced Peel late on, but suffered shoulder injury that could keep him on sidelines.
Adam Jones - 6:
Several appearances as blood replacement and came on for last 15 minutes for Gough. One good charge.
Alix Popham - 5:
On for the last eight minutes, but too late to make any impact.
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