Due to Euro 2020 being Germany boss Joachin Löw’s last tournament as head coach of the national team, England spoiled the party, handing Löw a sour goodbye as they crashed out of the competition after a 2-0 defeat at Wembley Stadium.
Jordan Pickford: 8/10
The Everton keeper commanded his area with dominance, keeping Germany at bay with several smart saves, displaying his quick reactions. Also, Pickford did well to make his body big when under pressure, acting swiftly to narrow down the angle for the opposition to find the back of the net; consequently keeping his fourth successive clean sheet of the tournament.
Kieran Trippier: 6/10
With the Atlético Madrid defender given the green light at wing-back, Trippier added a presence at set-pieces, denying the likes of Thomas Müller and Robin Gosens on several occasions.
Kyle Walker: 8/10
Kyle Walker played a key role in the defensive shape, nullifying a potent Germany attack. Playing on the right of three centre-backs, he added defensive pace whilst taking a lot of heat off others in possession too.
Harry Maguire: 7/10
In his second successive start, the Manchester United captain earned another clean sheet against bogey team, Germany. Maguire stamped his authority on proceedings with sixty-six touches, four clearances, and winning all of his aerial duels (six).
John Stones: 7/10
Having been one of the few main stays in a ever changing England back four, the Manchester City defender earned his fourth consecutive clean sheet with an impressive 95% pass accuracy. Stones also won 100% of his ground duels alongside three clearances and tackles alike. The defender is largely trusted by manager Gareth Southgate as he was often the vocal figure between the back four.
Luke Shaw: 7/10
The Manchester United full-back endured a relatively quiet first half, only touching the ball sixteen times. However, his second half was polar opposite as he formed a threatening bond with substitute Jack Grealish down the left-hand side, earning an assist for the opening goal and providing the Aston Villa captain with a threatening overlapping option to unlock Germany’s defense.
Declan Rice: 6/10
The West Ham United midfielder completed eighty-eight minutes of action before being replaced by Jordan Henderson, seemingly due to the holding midfielder carrying a yellow card. In his time on the pitch, he lost possession on five occasions, but relieved himself with four tackles and three crucial interceptions.
Kalvin Phillips: 6/10
Having been named in Gareth Southgate’s starting lineup for all of England’s group games, it was evident the Leeds midfielder would also be trusted for the first knockout game. Phillips was often careless on the ball, losing possession on six occasions, however, the midfielder won all of his headers (four) and completed three clearances him. The midfield partnership of Phillips and Rice offered the back three invaluable cover, allowing both full-backs the license to roam into the attacking third more frequently.
Bukayo Saka: 6/10
After impressing against the Czech Republic, the Arsenal forward was recalled to the starting eleven for his second successive start for The Three Lions, completing sixty-nine minutes of action. The wide midfielder struggled with his defensive responsibilities, winning 7% of his ground duels, losing possession twelve times, and failing to complete a successful dribble attempt.
Raheem Sterling: 8/10
The Manchester City forward continues his rampant charge towards the golden boot, giving England the lead late in the second half; subsequently silencing the few remaining critics. The forward was influential towards England’s attacking transition, carrying the ball into the final third of the pitch with the intention of providing a threatening cross into the box.
Harry Kane: 7/10
The Tottenham Hotspur captain was able to find his first goal of the tournament, subsequently sealing England’s win in the dying embers. Having raised a few question marks of his performances recently, the striker made the effort to drop deeper in order to acclaim possession of the ball and work his way forward in possession.