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  • By Yann Tear

Lingard and Sancho shine brightest in England's Rooney-farewell stroll

England warmed up for Sunday’s winner-takes-all Nations League decider against Croatia with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the USA. Here we assess the contributions for a mostly second-string XI

Jordan Pickford: 7

Great first-half save to deny Christian Pulisic after England’s defence was caught napping and repelled another strike from distance.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 7

The Liverpool full-back bagged his first England goal – popping up in the area to smash into the far corner after a Sancho lay-off.

Michael Keane: 6

Good passing out of defence, but USA hardly put him under the sort of pressure that would have showcased his worth to the back four.

Lewis Dunk: 6

Not overly stretched on his debut. Able to ease himself in gently. He must hope more opportunities arise to turn out for Southgate.

Ben Chilwell: 7

Looked very comfortable at both ends of the pitch. As impressive linking with the attack as he was snuffing out any danger down the right flank.

Fabian Delph: 7

Kept the captain’s armband warm for Wayne Rooney. An assist for the third goal and some good work setting up attacks.

Harry Winks: 6

Made way for Ruben-Loftus Cheek after 70 minutes. A decent outing, although he might have hoped to make a bigger impression against limited opponents.

Jadon Sancho: 8

Looked ready to take on players and laid on the second goal with one of many deft touches. Full of flicks and tricks and brimming with confidence after a superb start to the season in Germany,

Dele Alli: 6

Enjoyed himself on his home ground, often combining well with Lingard. But was taken off just before the hour as Gareth Southgate shuffled his pack with three subs at once.

Jesse Lingard: 9

Stung the palms of Brad Guzan in the first half and laid on a great chance for Wilson before hitting a perfect strike over the keeper from the edge of the area for his third international goal. Taken out of the action early in the second half, which was a pity.

Callum Wilson: 6

The Bournemouth striker netted on his debut, turning in a Delph cross at the near post. Missed a great chance to open his England account early on, but mishit a Lingard cross from close range and almost turned in a low Alexander-Arnold cross.

Alex McCarthy: 6

Came on for the second half. The Saints stopper enjoyed a far quieter time than he usually does with his club. Hard to recall him having to make a save.

Jordan Henderson: 6

Did not need to overly-exert himself after coming on for Dele Alli on 58 minutes.

Eric Dier: 6

Must have felt like a lounge by the pool compared to the stresses of playing for Spurs this season.

Wayne Rooney: 7

Given a rousing reception when he came on before the hour mark for a farewell appearance – and a 120th England cap. Managed two on-target shots, but not quite the goal that would have delighted the Wembley crowd and taken him past 53 international goals. The MLS man showed some good touches that were in keeping with the occasion.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 7

A typical bustling run from half way soon after his introduction and some clever passes demonstrated again what a force he can be.

Marcus Rashford: 6

On for Wilson for the final 12 minutes.

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