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Player ratings: England v Scotland - Liverpool stars shine for Gareth Southgate's men

Player ratings: England v Scotland - Liverpool stars shine for Southgate's men

12/11/2016 at 05:13Updated 12/11/2016 at 16:53

Desmond Kane and Dan Quarrell have given their verdicts on every England and Scotland player after the World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

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ENGLAND

Joe Hart - 6 - Had very little to do and was barely tested. Scotland should have made him work but could not do so.

Kyle Walker - 8 - Provided the assist for Sturridge's goal and proved a persistent threat bombing on down the right.

John Stones - 5 - His alarmingly casual marking at set pieces caused numerous problems with Grant Hanley's bad miss letting him off the hook in the first half.

Gary Cahill - 7 - Was partly at fault for allowing so much space in the England box just after half-time as Scotland squandered a flurry of chances, but popped up with the third goal to clinch the win.

England's defender Gary Cahill (L) celebrates with striker Wayne Rooney

England's defender Gary Cahill (L) celebrates with striker Wayne RooneyAFP

Danny Rose - 8 - As with Walker, his pace and dynamism down the left put Scotland on the back foot time and again. His assist for Lallana's second rounded off a fine display.

Eric Dier - 6 - As ever with Dier, his consummate performance did not receive much attention but he protected the England back four to good effect and provided an assured presence.

Jordan Henderson - 7 - A typical lung-busting, high-energy performance from Henderson allowed England to burst forward on the counter-attack. Another whose confidence at club level proved a real fillip.

Raheem Sterling - 7 - He may not have had one of his most effective games, but his pace from the left proved troublesome for Scotland all evening.

Wayne Rooney - 6 - Not Rooney's best game in an England shirt but he provided a pinpoint delivery for England's third from a corner. The fact that he occupied Darren Fletcher throughout also helped open things up for his team-mates.

England's midfielder Adam Lallana (R) celebrates with England's striker Wayne Rooney after scoring their second goal during a World Cup 2018 qualification match between England and Scotland

England's midfielder Adam Lallana (R) celebrates with England's striker Wayne Rooney after scoring their second goal during a World Cup 2018 qualification match between England and ScotlandAFP

Adam Lallana - 8 - Proved he has a fine touch in front of goal once again with a deft finish to net England's second just after half-time, he's clearly brimming with confidence right now and his Liverpool form carried over.

Daniel Sturridge - 7 - A wonderfully precise stooping header demonstrated his quality in front of goal; a wildly passionate celebration rounded it off perfectly. Quiet thereafter until he was replaced.

SUBS

Jamie Vardy - 6 - Did not have time to really establish himself in the game with England having already assumed a dominant position in the game.

SCOTLAND

Craig Gordon - 6 - Recalled to the starting line-up and had little to do apart from picking the ball out of the net three times. No chance with any goal. Deserved more protection from a pitiful makeshift defence.

Ikechi Anya - 5 - Recalled and deployed as an experimental right full-back/wing back among eight changes from the 3-0 beating in Slovakia, but was deployed too deep to be effective. His brilliant run and solo goal against Germany at the outset of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign seems a long time ago.

Grant Hanley - 5 - Not really up to the standard required at this level. Should have equalised when he headed over unmarked - and was nowhere to be seen when England scored another two in the second half.

Christophe Berra - 5 - Unfortunate to be thrown together with Hanley and expect miracles from a new partnership. Again, was nowhere to be seen when England moved out of sight before the hour was up.

Lee Wallace - 5 - Pressed into action at left-back due to injuries to Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson. Worked manfully, and had a decent enough night as the tide began to turn against the visitors. Another victim of a disjointed defence.

England's midfielder Adam Lallana (R) runs with the ball during a World Cup 2018 qualification match between England and Scotland

England's midfielder Adam Lallana (R) runs with the ball during a World Cup 2018 qualification match between England and ScotlandAFP

Scott Brown - 5 - Must be wondering why he bothered to come back for this. His usual energetic self, but was not helped by a defence that caved in whenever a decent cross was delivered.

Darren Fletcher - 5 - Remains a proud and willing Scotland captain, but looks destined to finish his career without appearing at a major finals for his country. Like Brown, gave his lot, but just not enough quality to make it count at this level. Was guilty of losing his man when Cahill nodded in the third.

James Morrison - 4 - Has been struggling for regular action at West Brom. Was not really involved before being replaced by James McArthur with Scotland 3-0 behind.

James Forrest - 5 - Looked lively in spells, but his miss was crucial when Scotland were on top at the start of the second half. Screwed a shot well wide, and was still lamenting his miss when Lallana made it 2-0 minutes later.

Robert Snodgrass - 5 - Probably had the most quality going forward in the Scotland team. Had chances, and would probably have scored if Griffiths had not been so greedy with England leading 1-0. Scotland need Snodgrass moving on from here.

Leigh Griffiths - 4 - Finally handed a start for his country. Worked tirelessly without ever being given the proper service. Should have rolled Robert Snodgrass in to equalise midway through the first half as Scotland's lack of quality was exposed by England's ruthlessness at the other end.

SUBS

James McArthur - 6 - Took over from a tiring Morrison on 66, but Scotland and the match were all done then.

Callum Paterson - 6 - Relived Anya of his duties on 79 minutes, but a thankless task to come on at such a stage with the match well and truly gone.

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