Home Sport England 4-0 Iceland PLAYER RATINGS: Phil Foden excels while Mason Mount impresses

England 4-0 Iceland PLAYER RATINGS: Phil Foden excels while Mason Mount impresses


England 4-0 Iceland PLAYER RATINGS: Phil Foden caps a top display with his first international goals while Mason Mount impresses once again

  • Phil Foden produced an outstanding performance as England beat Iceland 4-0 
  • Mason Mount was also hugely impressive as Gareth Southgate’s side prevailed 
  • Sportsmail’s Dominic King assesses the players from the Nations League clash 

England ended their Nations League campaign with a 4-0 victory over Iceland, with Declan Rice and Mason Mount scoring before Phil Foden hit a brace. 

Iceland were reduced to ten men in the 54th minute when Birkir Saevarsson was sent off.

Here’s how each player rated in the clash at Wembley. 

Phil Foden was outstanding as England secured an impressive 4-0 victory at home to Iceland

Phil Foden was outstanding as England secured an impressive 4-0 victory at home to Iceland

ENGLAND (3-4-3) Average: 7.2 

Jordan Pickford – 7

Confidence-boosting night began with a decisive early punch. His distribution was excellent.

Kyle Walker – 7

Booked for a shuddering tackle in the first half but that was the only blemish as he cruised through. 

Eric Dier – 6.5

Steady in the middle of the back three, played like an old-fashioned sweeper, organising from deep.

Eric Dier played like an old-fashioned sweeper for England as he organised play from deep

Eric Dier played like an old-fashioned sweeper for England as he organised play from deep

Harry Maguire – 7

Caught the eye with three bold runs in the first half which were straight out of a wing back’s book.

Kieran Trippier – 7 

Constant source of energy, one jet-heeled burst to recover the ball in second half caught the eye.

Declan Rice – 7

First international goal broke the deadlock and enjoyed being alongside childhood friend Mount.

Mason Mount – 8

Goal capped a polished display and rewarding week; passing and movement was excellent.

Mason Mount's goal capped an encouraging display from the talented Chelsea youngster

Mason Mount’s goal capped an encouraging display from the talented Chelsea youngster

Bukayo Saka – 7.5

Performance will give Southgate much to consider in terms of who will fill this role; he was excellent. 

Phil Foden – 9

He is a beautiful footballer, so elegant and dangerous. Iceland didn’t know how to contain him.

Harry Kane – 6.5

Six England games without a goal now. Will have wondered how one first-half shot failed to go in.

Jack Grealish – 7

Not as dynamic as in Leuven but still threatening. Had heavy treatment and was substituted.

Jack Grealish wasn't as dynamic as he was against Belgium but he still provided a threat

Jack Grealish wasn’t as dynamic as he was against Belgium but he still provided a threat

SUBSTITUTES

Winks 6 (for Mount 64min), Mings 6 (for Walker 64), Abraham 6 (for Kane 76), Sancho (for Grealish 76), Maitland-Niles (for Trippier 85). Subs not used: D Henderson, Pope, Keane, Chilwell, Calvert-Lewin, J Henderson, Bellingham.

ICELAND (5-3-2): Kristinsson 6 (Halldorsson 46, 6); Saevarsson 5, Ingason 6, Arnason 6, Hermannsson 6, AF Skulason 6; Palsson 6, Bjarnason 6 (Johannesson 88), Sigurjonsson 6, (Eyjolfsson 62, 6); Gudmundsson 6 (Thorsteinsson 73, 6), Bodvarsson 6 (Sigthorsson 73, 6).

REF: Fabio Verissimo (Portugal) 6

Correctly sent off Saevarsson.



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