JOE HART (GOALKEEPER) 6
No chance with either goal. Just one fumble but otherwise handling secure.
GLEN JOHNSON (RIGHT-BACK) 6
Better England performance than of late and was prepared to do his fair share of attacking duties as well, but still uncertain defensively.
GARY CAHILL (CENTRE-BACK) 6
Will be disappointed Mario Balotelli escaped from him at the far post for what turned out to be Italy's winning goal.
PHIL JAGIELKA (CENTRE-BACK) 7
Steady in central defence and made one fine goalline clearance to deny Mario Balotelli.
LEIGHTON BAINES (LEFT-BACK) 5
Tough night for Everton's left-back. Not afforded much protection and Italy took advantage.
STEVEN GERRARD (MIDFIELD) 6
Not an eye-catching performance from England's captain, but did lots of work as the anchor in midfield.
JORDAN HENDERSON (MIDFIELD) 7
Fine first half and understandably tired as the second half went on. Great energy in these conditions.
WAYNE ROONEY (FORWARD) 6
Quiet start but a key contribution for Sturridge's goal. Still feel he is a waste on the flanks, but will Hodgson take Sterling out now?
RAHEEM STERLING (FORWARD) 8
England's star man. Ran with pace and threat, almost daring Italy's defenders to touch him. Fully justified his selection.
DANNY WELBECK (FORWARD) 7
Another who can be happy with his performance. Did exactly what Roy Hodgson would have wanted and was part of England's attacking threat.
DANIEL STURRIDGE (FORWARD) 7
Scored a fine goal and was dangerous on other occasions before he also ran out of steam a little.
ROSS BARKLEY (MIDFIELD) 6 - For Welbeck on 61 mins
Couple of lovely touches and a shot that almost brought an equaliser. Can still make his mark on this World Cup.
JACK WILSHERE (MIDFIELD) 5 - For Henderson on 73 mins
Did not have any real impact on the game.
ADAM LALLANA (MIDFIELD) 5 - For Sturridge on 80 mins
Barely involved in a cameo appearance.
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