ENGLAND stormed into the final against Spain thanks to Ollie Watkins' last-minute goal in a 2-1 win over Holland.

It was a brilliant team performance, but how did each individual player rate?

SunSport's Tom Barclay has taken a look at Southgate's boys and here is his assessment.

Jordan Pickford: 7

Bigger goalkeepers might have had a better hand on Xavi Simon's early dream goal – but that would have been overly critical. Solid save from Virgil van Dijk after an hour.

Kyle Walker: 7

Looked energised again after a few sluggish outings and left something to be desired at times in the first half despite his role on the right side of a back three. His last-gasp tackle on Cody Gakpo was spot on.

John Stones: 7

Strong in possession, he seems to have benefited from regular playing time after barely playing for Manchester City in recent months.

Marc Guehi: 6

Returned to the team after missing the game against Switzerland due to suspension. After the break, he had the unenviable task of replacing big man Wout Weghorst.

Bukayo Saka: 7

In the first half he was razor sharp, won tackles, went on runs and dribbled the ball skilfully. After the break he was less effective, a goal was disallowed for offside and he received a yellow card.

Declan Rice: 6

Lost the ball for Simons' thunderous opener but then improved and cleared up where needed. Poor pass when Kane was free midway through the second half.

Kobbie Mainoo: 8

At 19 years and 82 days, he was England's youngest player to reach the semi-finals of a major tournament and was brilliant in the first half, making great runs, key tackles and his link-up play with Foden was a joy to watch.

Kieran Trippier: 6

We all know by now that he plays in an unfamiliar position, so he was again limited up front and reliable in defence. He was substituted at half-time for the more natural Shaw.

Phil Foden: 7

The first 45 minutes were by far his best half of the tournament. Thought he had scored when Denzel Dumfries cleared his shot off the line and then hit the post with a thunderous effort. But then he was unexpectedly substituted.

Jude Bellingham: 5

Back on the pitch where he made his name, but couldn't make much of an impact on his old turf. Luckily he wasn't substituted.

Harry Kane: 6

He won the penalty and scored it, becoming one of the tournament's top scorers with three goals. He seemed more agile at the start but was still very tired after the break and was substituted.


Luke Shaw (for Kieran Trippier, half-time): 6

Looked confident for a man who's been unconscious for so long.

Ollie Watkins (for Harry Kane, 81): 9 and STAR MAN

Surprisingly, he was chosen as a replacement striker over Ivan Toney, as Southgate had wanted more pace in defence. Brilliant finish into the corner for the winner – you can't ask for more from him.

Cole Palmer (for Phil Foden, 81): 7

He had his big chance in the final minutes but missed the goal terribly, but then passed to Watkins, who scored his wonderful winner.

Gareth Southgate: 8

His switch to a back three against Switzerland helped him secure the win there and his team finally played some great football in the first half. As the game went on, the team retreated and you feared the worst – but it has to be said that his decision to bring on Ollie Watkins was a stroke of genius.

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