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Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 11:58 GMT 12:58 UK
England player ratings
Paul Scholes of England is challenged by South Korea's Kim Nam-il
Scholes created the goal for Michael Owen

BBC Sport Online's John Sinnott rates England's players during the 1-1 draw with South Korea.

Nigel Martyn

Given a rare outing by Sven-Goran Eriksson, Martyn made a superb one-handed save to deny Hong Myung-Bo.

Danny Mills

Got forward whenever he could to link with Vassell and also did well to keep a rein on Lee Chun-Soo.

Rio Ferdinand

An impressive performance from the Leeds central defender, who kept his concentration and rarely gave the ball away.

Sol Campbell

Campbell snuffed out the threat posed by Seol Ki-hyeon. Along with Ferdinand restricted South Korea to long-range shots.

Ashley Cole

The Arsenal man got through lots of defensive work and supported Heskey at every opportunity.

Danny Murphy

Struck a volley just wide early on in the game, but overall Murphy had a quiet game.

Owen Hargreaves

England's best player linked the play well, created chances and also found time to get in the box.

Paul Scholes

Man-marked by Park Ji-Sung, Scholes finally broke free to fire in the shot which led to Owen's goal.

Darius Vassell
Was unlucky early not to score after an Owen effort had not been cleared, but had few other chances. Mucked in well when required defensively.

Michael Owen

In the right place at the right time to pick up the pieces after Scholes cross-shot. Wearing the captain's armband obviously has not harmed his predatory instincts.

Emile Heskey
Working from the left, Heskey's pass set Scholes free for the goal. The Liverpool striker made some good diagonal runs.


Substitutes:

David James
(Replaced Nigel Martyn at half-time) His first job was to pick the ball out of the net and James had relatively little to do thereafter.

Martin Keown
(Replaced Rio Ferdinand at half-time) Beaten to the ball by Choi Jin-cheul for the South Korea goal, but did ever so well to block Yoo Sang-Chul's dangerous run.

Gareth Southgate
(Replaced Sol Campbell at half-time) Had to work hard alongside Martin Keown to restrict a resurgent South Korea after Guus Hiddink's side had equalised.

Wayne Bridge
(Replaced Ashley Cole at half-time) Occupied with plenty of defensive responsbilities, Bridge had few chances to get forward.

Joe Cole
(Replaced Paul Scholes at half-time) Once again showed flashes of creative impetus, but needs to go easier on the showboating.

Trevor Sinclair
(Replaced Danny Murphy at half-time) Failed to impress, often giving the ball away.

Teddy Sheringham
(Replaced Michael Owen at half-time) Slow to keep track of Park Ji-Sung for South Korea's goal and delivered little in the forward positions.

Wes Brown (69 mins) Replaced Mills in defence.

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