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Sunday, 26 May, 2002, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK
England player ratings
England's Joe Cole (right) leaps above Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe
Joe Cole leaps above Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe

BBC Sport Online rates England's players during the 2-2 draw against Cameroon.

Nigel Martyn
All at sea when Pierre Wome's cross came in for Cameroon's opening goal, the Leeds goalkeeper did not look convincing.

Wes Brown
Had a poor game at right-back. Strayed too far across the field to allow Wome plenty of space to cross for Cameroon's first goal and looked ill at ease throughout.

Rio Ferdinand
An unusually unauthoritative performance from the Leeds central defender who struggled to keep tabs on Cameroon dangerman Patrick Mboma.

Sol Campbell
Looked more steady than Ferdinand but like his cental defence partner, he failed to snuff out the threat of the Cameroon attack.

Wayne Bridge
The best of the starting back four. Defended fairly solidly and looked dangerous when making bursts forward down the left wing.

Joe Cole
Completely anonymous in midfield. This was the chance for the West Ham tyro to stake his claim for a starting place against Sweden, but he missed his cue.

Owen Hargreaves
Did not build on his promising performance against South Korea although improved as the match went on and his well-placed corner nearly produced a goal for Trevor Sinclair.

Paul Scholes
Popped up well around the Cameroon box and his defence-dissecting pass set up England's first goal.

Emile Heskey
Got back well to cover for Bridge's bursts forward but attacking-wise had a quiet game.

Darius Vassell
Had a good game, working hard off the ball and showing confident touch on it. Controlled Scholes' pass and then slotted home well to score his third goal in only his fifth cap.

Michael Owen
Did not get much in the way of chances. His quick reactions and poacher's instinct were evident when he followed up a Heskey header and was unlucky to see his goal disallowed.


Substitutes:

David James
(Replaced Nigel Martyn at half-time) Coped with what was thrown at him and had no chance in keeping out Geremi's excellent free-kick. But old habits die hard and the floundering way he rushed out to make a hash of a cross halfway through the second half will not have pleased his manager.

Martin Keown
(Replaced Rio Ferdinand at half-time) Not called upon to do much - but the Arsenal defender did produce one well-timed covering clearance to save his team.

Gareth Southgate
(Replaced Sol Campbell at half-time) Did not have much to do although it was his hand-ball that led to Cameroon's second goal.

Danny Mills
(Replaced Paul Scholes at half-time) Gave the England midfield a bit of forward thrust and aggression.

Trevor Sinclair
(Replaced Emile Heskey at half-time) Showed no signs of jet-lag, pushing forward well and combining nicely with his team-mates. Almost scored with a near-post header from Hargreaves' corner.

Teddy Sheringham
(Replaced Michael Owen at half-time) Showed touches of intelligence, especially with his header to set up Robbie Fowler's equaliser.

Robbie Fowler
(Replaced Darius Vassell after 75 minutes) Did not have much time to impress but kept his cool well to loop a header over the Cameroon keeper for England's equaliser in virtually the last move of the match.


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