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England 0-0 USA - Match report, player ratings, fan reaction and more


Match report

An altogether underwhelming display on the part of Gareth Southgate’s England on Friday night saw the Three Lions forced to settle for a share of the spoils in a World Cup group stage meeting with the United States of America.

England marked their return to action a short time ago.

Riding high on the back of an opening day drubbing of Iran, the Three Lions made the trip to the Al Bayt Stadium, hopeful of sealing their spot in the competition’s knockout rounds courtesy of a 2nd successive three-point haul.

When all was said and done, though, as alluded to above, Southgate and co. were brought crashing back down to earth.

This came as a clash which saw the United States enjoy the better of things over lengthy stretches ultimately played out into a 0-0 stalemate.

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic came closest to finding an all-important winner, rattling the crossbar just beyond the half-hour mark in proceedings.

The result means that England remain top of the Group B table, with a final day downing of Wales sure to see them advance as group winners.

The United States’ fate, meanwhile, is also very much in their own hands, in the knowledge that victory over Iran next Tuesday night would see them march on as group runners-up.

Player ratings

England

  • Pickford - 5.5
  • Trippier - 5
  • Stones - 6.5
  • Maguire - 7.5
  • Shaw - 6
  • Rice - 5.5
  • Bellingham - 6
  • Mount - 4.5
  • Saka - 5
  • Sterling - 4
  • Kane - 4.5

Substitutes: Henderson - 5, Grealish - 6, Rashford - 6

USA

  • Turner - 7
  • Dest - 6
  • Zimmerman - 6
  • Ream - 6.5
  • Robinson - 6
  • Adams - 7
  • Musah - 6.5
  • McKennie - 6.5
  • Weah - 5.5
  • Pulisic - 6
  • Wright - 5

Substitutes: Aaronson - 6, Moore - 5.5, Sargent - N/A, Reyna - N/A

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