England vs Uruguay: Player Ratings

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Uruguay were next to beat England in their World Cup disaster, with Roy's boys suffering heartache by succumbing to a 2-1 loss after two goals from Luis Suarez. It's the same old story for England, with the jitters compelling them to such an early exit once again.

After all the hype of how good the boys were, it's suddenly over, however it does look like we have a good future team in progress. A lot of the 'Old Guard' won't put their boots on again at international level and the likes of Sterling and Barkley are England's future.

So, with the result in mind, Ollie Gentle has taken the liberty of bringing to you the player ratings of both teams, taking everything into account. See if you agree with the decisions.


Joe Hart - Once again not a bad night for England's number one, even though the Three Lions lost. Hart didn't really have too much to do with Uruguay only having two shots on target. Couldn't really be blamed for the goals that did go in, a good effort by all accounts. 7

Glen Johnson - A poor night for Johnson, who struggled against the Uruguayan attackers. Will be disappointed not to have got at Cavani to stop his cross to set up Suarez's goal. On a brighter note, appeared very confident going forward, and set up Rooney's equaliser. 6

Phil Jagielka - Looked a little more comfortable, but still he and Cahill somehow haven't provided adequate defence this summer. Couldn't really be blamed for the second goal, and did prove quite solid, but will feel disappointed to lost Suarez as he headed in the opener. 6

Gary Cahill - Had another night to remember, and played a lot better than he did against Italy. Did some very good defending, and looked quite solid throughout. But should have matched Suarez's run for the second goal, I'm sure he had an idea of Suarez's capabilities. 6

Leighton Baines - Struggled both in attack and defence, and had little involvement in the match. Was barely picked out throughout the game, and couldn't use any attacking flair like he would've liked. Would Ashley Cole have been better to take to such a big occasion? 5

Steven Gerrard - Another poor performance from England's veteran, and we saw only glimpses of what Gerrard can do. His free-kick that Rooney headed against the bar was fantastic, but missing his tackle in the build up to Uruguay's first and another mistake for Suarez's second will haunt him for a long time.Two assists, but to the wrong team. 5 

Jordan Henderson - Another performance which Henderson won't be proud of. Broke up some of the Uruguayan play and contributed once again to England's attack, but again he and Gerrard struggled to cope. Should Lampard have been chosen instead? 6

Raheem Sterling - Looked bright once again for England, but he too appeared rather sluggish throughout parts of the match and wasn't utilised enough by England. His pace at points troubled the Uruguayan defence, and Godin was lucky not to be sent off after fouling the youngster. A real hope for England's future. 6

Wayne Rooney - Totally different to last time out against Italy, we really got a feel of why Rooney is always picked in the squad. Was comfortable to say the least back in his normal position. Looked lively at every opportunity, and broke his World Cup duck after a long period. Could have actually got two or even more! 8 

Danny Welbeck - Proved dull, quiet and ineffective to say the least throughout the first-half, contributing with minimal effect to the English attacks, another who should be disappointed with his performance. Replaced with Lallana not long after the break. 4

Daniel Sturridge - Did his best to get involved in the match, however ended up regularly out on the wings with Rooney filling the role behind him. Showed a good work rate and worked very hard whilst attacking. Deserved a better result somewhat, but It just wasn't to be. 7

Subs: Barkley - 7, Lallana - 6, Lambert - 6


Fernando Muslera - Made some fine saves, and kept Uruguay in the game when the English were dominating somewhat. Uruguay may have rode their luck at times, but it cannot be denied that Muslera had a fine game, making at least five crucial saves. 7

Martin Caceres - A solid performance from Uruguay's tough tackling defender who did very well, dealing with the threat of Danny Welbeck and Leighton Baines very easily with the duo's threat non existent throughout. Struggled though to get forward, and couldn't really have any impact on the Uruguayan attacks. 6

Diego Godin - A very lucky man to remain on the pitch, after a handball incident before a few naughty challenges on the English. Probably should have been sent off. Organised the troops well in the second half, and as Uruguay 'parked the bus' somewhat, he was a real help. 6

Jose Gimenez - Replaced Lugano in the squad, and looked confident in defence against England. Appeared a lot better than Godin, but still was pulled out of position a few times by Roy's boys. Uruguay's defence can consider themselves lucky only to concede one goal. 6

Alvaro Periera - Looked a real attacking threat, and the better of Uruguay's two full-backs. Knocked unconscious by a flailing knee from Sterling but was confident he could play on. Periera's efforts were to be applauded, and he really should be congratulated. 7

Egidio Arevalo Rios - Was given the tough task of keeping Rooney at bay, and really didn't do a bad job given how good Rooney played. Proved a real asset in keeping England's attackers quiet, however a momentary lapse led to a goal for England. 6

Alvaro Gonzalez - A disappointing night for Uruguay's Gonzalez, who could have done a lot better. Broke up some of the English play but that's about all, will be truly disheartened not to cut out Johnson's cross for the Rooney goal. Was dragged off shortly after his lapse. 5

Nicolas Lodeiro - Got past Gerrard in the build up to Suarez's first goal, and will be pleased with a good night's work. Gave a good account of himself in the first half proving pivotal, but couldn't carry on his performance into the second half, a tired Lodeiro soon was replaced . 6

Cristian Rodriguez - Did very well for Uruguay and proved a really good attacking threat throughout the whole game, should have probably scored what looked an easy goal early on. Proved to be a real asset for the Uruguayans, with his defending and attacking abilities top class. 7

Edinson Cavani - After such a lacklustre performance against Costa Rica good things remained expected from Cavani, and he definitely lived up to expectations. Missed a chance of his own, but managed to provide a wonderful cross for Suarez's first, and then force Steven Gerrard into a mistake, ultimately winning the game for Uruguay. Definitely missed Suarez in Uruguay's game against Costa Rica.  7

Luis Suarez - They said he wasn't 100% fit, what were they talking about? Another grand night for Suarez, scoring a brace and punishing the lax defending.There's no doubting Suarez's ability, without him Uruguay are weak, but with him they're dominant. After the heartbreak of losing the Premier League, maybe Suarez can pick up the World Cup instead. 9

Subs: Coates - 5, Stuani - 5, Fucile - 6

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