Italy v England: How the England players rated in Turin

By Phil McNultyChief football writer in Turin
England are now unbeaten in eight matches since their abject World Cup campaign in Brazil in 2014

Roy Hodgson's England remain unbeaten since their World Cup failure in Brazil after Andros Townsend cancelled out Graziano Pelle's headed opener in a 1-1 friendly draw with Italy in Turin.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane was given his full international debut while captain Wayne Rooney remains two goals off equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record.

Southampton striker Pelle headed Italy in front before the break, but Townsend's brilliant 25-yard strike rescued a draw for England.

How did England's players fare overall?


Joe Hart (Goalkeeper) 7

Joe Hart

Made two good saves and had little chance with Graziano Pelle's goal.

Nathaniel Clyne (Right-back) 5

Nathaniel Clyne

Not a hugely distinguished night. Was caught out of position occasionally and England's narrow team line-up did not help him.

Kieran Gibbs (Left-back) 6

Kieran Gibbs

Steady but unspectacular. Missed a good second-half chance.

Phil Jagielka (Centre back) 7

Phil Jagielka

England's best defender - some anxious second-half moments but did well overall.

Chris Smalling (Centre back) 5

Chris Smalling

Some uncomfortable moments as Italy put England under pressure, then went off ill before half-time.

Phil Jones (Midfielder) 5

Phil Jones

The Manchester United defender proved he will never be an England midfield player. So often he looks clumsy and uncomfortable at this level.

Fabian Delph (Midfielder) 5

Fabian Delph

Part of an ineffective England midfield before he was substituted in the second half.

Jordan Henderson (Midfielder) 5

Jordan Henderson

Anonymous and lots of the energy he did put in was wasted.

Theo Walcott (Forward) 5

Theo Walcott

Very quiet night in a forward role with Harry Kane. Looked rusty and it is clear that if he is to play, he must play wide. Not used correctly.

Wayne Rooney (Forward) 6

Wayne Rooney

Worked tirelessly throughout, although nowhere near his best. Hit the woodwork and forced a fine save from Gianluigi Buffon. Sir Bobby Charlton's England scoring record must wait for another day.

Harry Kane (Forward) 6

Harry Kane

Found it much harder than his debut against Lithuania and was clattered within moments by Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. Not his fault as service was poor for so long, but still showed good instincts near goal.


Michael Carrick (for Smalling, 44 minutes) 7

So composed on the ball. Gave England direction as a midfield anchor.

Kyle Walker (for Clyne, 45 minutes) 5

Lack of defensive awareness occasionally exposed. Battle still on for England's right-back position.

Ross Barkley (for Walcott, 55 minutes) 7

Excellent cameo from Everton's youngster. Added real drive and threat - an exciting talent.

Andros Townsend (for Delph, 70 minutes) 6

Great strike for England's equaliser and looked confident.

Ryan Mason (for Henderson, 74 minutes) 5

Quiet debut.

Ryan Bertrand (for Gibbs, 88 minutes): No rating.