England v Slovenia: Player ratings

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Wayne Rooney inspired an England comeback on his 100th cap for the Three Lions, scoring from the penalty spot in a 3-1 win over Slovenia at Wembley Stadium.

The Manchester United man stepped up to convert after 59 minutes from 12 yards out having after being brought down in the box. That offered the Wembley crowd sweet relief after Jordan Henderson had headed into his own net just a minute earlier to gove the visitors a shock lead.

From there on it was the Danny Welbeck show as he put Roy Hodgson's side ahead with a scuffed effort, before sliding home a cool finish following a one-two with Raheem Sterling.

England weren't exactly at their best but the got the job done as they moved one step closer to Euro 2016 qualification - now check out which players shone the brightest on a cold night at Wembley.

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Hart - 5: Had pretty much nothing to do all game except pick the ball out of the back of the net. A night off for the Manchester City man otherwise.

Clyne - 6: The Southampton full-back did very little wrong on his debut for the Three Lions. Was always keen to get forward, but the lack of any support on the right from his attacking team-mates meant there was little doing.

Gibbs - 6: Like his counterpart on the opposite flank, Gibbs did little wrong and got forward well. Should have more caps for England than he does.

Cahill - 6: Slovenia posed no great threat whatsoever bar a couple of long-range efforts so Cahill had little to do. Made a couple of good interceptions in the second half but that was about it.

Jagielka 5:  Had England's first attempt on target with 55 minutes on the clock with a close range header, and perhaps could have scored. Was almost caught out just after Rooney's equaliser to allow Slovenia in on goal which could have been embarrassing. Subbed off.

Henderson 5.5: Was unfortunate to see his header loop beyond the grasp of Joe Hart, but luckily his team-mates bailed him out afterwards. A solid, not spectacular, performance from the Liverpool man.

Wilshere - 6: Often sat too deep alongside Henderson when two deep midfielders weren't really required. Played a few nice long balls for Welbeck to get onto, including one that teed up the best chance of the first half for Rooney.

Lallana - 5: Fairly anonymous for much of the game. A player of his ability should be able to make an impact in a game like this. It must be said his performance wasn't for a lack of trying however. Subbed off.

Welbeck - 7: The Arsenal man lacked a little refinement which was even apparent in his first goal, his 12th for the Three Lions. However he persevered and got his reward with a well-worked second goal. 

Rooney - 7: Tried to cap his big night in style with one long range effort, but even a Wayne Rooney on fire couldn't elevate this England team from its mediocrity in the first half. Should have done better with a close range header early in the second half and did get better as the half progressed. Dispatched penalty well to round off a good night for him.

Sterling - 6: The Liverpool man tried to use his speed to get at the Slovenia defence on occasion, but the link up play with his forwards just wasn't there - although he did come good for the third goal. His touch let him down too often, too. Subbed off.


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