England vs USA player ratings as Kieran Trippier and Bukayo Saka struggle on poor night

England 0-0 USA: The Three Lions were held in a disappointing display

Wembley arch lit up in rainbow colours as England faces US in World Cup clash

England were held to a frustrating draw by USA at the World Cup as Gareth Southgate’s side missed the opportunity to book their place in the knockout stages.

Harry Kane had an early shot blocked but it was the USA who had the two best chances of the first half. Weston McKennie blazed over from inside the box before Christian Pulisic rattled the crossbar with a superb shot from the angle.

England continued to struggle in the second half and were made to defend a series of corners as the USA pressed for what would have been a deserved opener. England threw on Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford but they were unable to make an impact.

Kane missed a late header to win the match, as England finished without having a shot on target. England face rivals Wales in their last fixture of Group B, while the USA and Iran are also all still able to advance.

Here are how the players rated.

Shouted. Encouraged. Looked annoyed. Puffed his cheeks. Didn’t have a save to make but made sure England’s outfield players knew they were second best.

The right back was poor in possession, apart from when the obvious ball down the line to Saka was on. His delivery from set-pieces was not as good as it was against Iran. Defensively, he sat off Pulisic and was fortunate the USA captain’s shot struck the crossbar in the first half.

Gareth Southgate wanted his centre-backs to be impactful in possession against the USA press, but Stones and Harry Maguire failed to do that. Stones would have been asked to find the important line-breaking passes inside but the Manchester City centre-back was not at his best on the ball. Defended his box well enough.

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