PLAYER RATINGS: Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish impress for England

PLAYER RATINGS: Marcus Rashford was a thorn in Romania’s side as he captained England for the first time, Jack Grealish again showed why he is the man to unlock the door and Tyrone Mings recovered from a sloppy start

  • Marcus Rashford impressed as he captained England for the first time
  • Jack Grealish again excelled and has done all he can to start this summer
  • James Ward-Prowse was a set-piece threat as he looks to make the squad
  • Ben White also looking to make the squad produced a composed display 

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal from the penalty spot as England took a 1-0 victory over Romania in their last warm-up match for Euro 2020

It was a good performance by the Manchester United star in his first match as England captain as other players also caught the eye.

James Ward-Prowse staked his claim to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold in the England squad, while after a sloppy start Tyrone Mings recovered well in the second-half. 

Sportsmail’s Sami Mokbel rated the players on Sunday night.

Marcus Rashford scored the decisive goal for England in a narrow-margin friendly victory

ENGLAND  (4-2-3-1)

Sam Johnstone – Solid on his debut and made a brilliant save late on to keep England on course for victory. 7

Ben Godfrey – Showed his versatility by filling in at right-back. Will now leave the England camp but an international career lies ahead. 6.5

Ben White – Followed up his comfortable debut against Austria with another composed display one his first England start. 6.5

Tyrone Mings – Recovered from a sloppy start to produce a couple of excellent blocks to ensure England’s victory. 6.5

Luke Shaw – His re-emergence has been a huge bonus for Southgate. Will be an intriguing race to see if he can pip Ben Chilwell to starting against Croatia. 7

Tyrone Mings had a rough start to the game but improved greatly in the second-half

Jack Grealish – Was, again, the man to help England unlock the door. Has done all he can to start the Euros. 7

Kalvin Phillips – Got a valuable 45 minutes under his belt following a shoulder injury. Could start against Croatia. 6.5

James Ward-Prowse – His delivery from set plays was a potent threat for England. Will be a hopeful he can take Trent Alexander-Arnold’s place. 7

Marcus Rashford – A thorn in Romania’s side throughout and scored England’s winner from the spot on the day he captained England for the first time. 7.5

Jack Grealish again showed why he is the man who can unlock the doors for England

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – His aerial presence caused Romania problems. Won England’s second penalty, that was missed by Jordan Henderson. 7

Jadon Sancho – Finished the Bundesliga season strongly and continued his good form here but will likely start the tournament from as a sub. 7

Subs: Henderson 6 (Phillips 46), Rice 6 (Ward-Prowse 65); Bellingham 6.5 (Sancho 65); Trippier (Shaw 75); Lingard (Rashford 75); Watkins (Calvert-Lewin 82)

Subs: Pickford, Ramsdale, D Henderson, Trippier, Coady, Kane, Rice.

Gareth Southgate – A strange team selection but will be happy with his players’ output and having no new injuries to contend with. 6.5

Jordan Henderson came off the bench but missed a second-half penalty for England

ROMANIA (4-1-4-1) 

Romania: Nita 7.5; Deian Cristian 6 (Capusa 66, 6), Nedelcearu 6.5 (Rus 84), Chiriches 6.5, Camora 6.5; Stanciu 6.5, Marin 6.5, Cicaldau 6.5 (Budescu 80); Ivan 6.5, Ajibec 6.5 (Hagi 66, 6), Paun 6.5 (Baluta 80). Subs: Vlad, Iacob, Ganea, Maxim, Morutan, Olaru,.

Radoi: 6

Referee: Tiago Martins (POR) – Kept the game moving but had little to trouble him. 6

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