Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first goal eased England to a 3-0 friendly victory over Wales on Thursday evening.
In a first-half of few chances, the hosts took the lead when Jack Grealish’s pinpoint cross was nodded home by the in-form Calvert Lyon.
England doubled their lead after the break when Conor Cody made a superb save from Kieran Trippier’s cross. A brave Danny Ings overhead kick then put the Three Lions 3-0 up.
Here are the 90-minute rankings for the players from both sides…
Cody scores on his first England start/Pool/Getty Images
Nick Pope (GK) – 7/10 – Ordered your area particularly well. His case for number one didn’t hurt.
Joe Gomez (CB) – 6/10 – A few clumsy moments in possession. At least he didn’t concede seven like he did on Sunday.
Conor Cody (CB) – 8/10 – Wasted a good chance to score his first England goal in the first half. Caught one after the break and prepared for it.
Michael Keane (CB) – 7/10 – Spinned by Kiefer Moore on several occasions. The older man seemed much more relaxed when he was withdrawn.
Trippier wore the captain’s armband for most of the game / Pool / Getty Images
Kieran Tripper (RWB) – 8/10 – bandaged the captain’s arm and rose to the occasion. His trademark dead ball delivery led to Cody’s goal.
Kalvin Phillips (CM) – 7/10 – Early on, he looked to be in the way of Winx and Visa. As things progressed, the pair gelled well, maintaining possession and protecting the Three Lions on the counter.
Harry Winks (CM) – 7/10 – See above.
Bukayo Saka (LWB) – 7/10 – Looked nervous early on in his international debut. Finally settled down and produced a performance that would have Ben Chilwell sweating over his international future.
Calvert-Lewin heads home on his first / Pool / Getty Images
Danny Ings (RW) – 7/10 – Sometimes struggled in an unfamiliar wide right role. Then again, he also scored an overhead kick – and that’s the only thing that really matters.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) – 8/10 – One international cap, one goal. David Nugent Special.
Jack Grealish (LW) – 8/10 – Brilliant piece of play to open the game. England’s brightest spark is on the move. Will have to play some role against Belgium.
Leicester star Harvey Barnes is handed his England debut/Pool/Getty Images
Reece James – 6/10
Tyrone Mingus- 7/10
Mason Mount – 6/10
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – N/A
James Ward Prose – N/A
Davies was engaged in an interesting battle with his former Spurs teammate Trippier/Pool/Getty Images.
Wayne Hennessey (GK) – 6/10 – He could do little about the objectives. Made a few good saves to keep the score down.
Connor Roberts (RB) – 5/10 – A very naughty foul on Saka just before the break earns him a yellow card. Come on man, it should be friendly.
Joe Roden (CB) – 6/10 – Tackled everything that came his way before being substituted at half-time.
Chris Mepham (CB) – 4/10 – Properly marked the trash for the game’s opening goal. A little less litter mark for another.
Ben Davies (LB) – 5/10 – Struggled against Grealish and rarely ventured over the halfway line.
Ampadu fought for Wells/Pool/Getty Images.
Joseph Morel (CM) – 6/10 – Helped Wales dominate parts of the first half. Not much invention though.
Ethan Ampadu (CM) – 4/10 – Looked oddly off the pace, committing a string of clumsy fouls that eventually earned him a caution.
Jonny Williams (CM) – 6/10 – Some lovely touches and turns. Exactly what England were missing in midfield during the first half.
Moore looked good before the injury / Pool/Getty Images
Tyler Roberts (RW) – 4/10 – Started on the right side and moved to center after Moore’s injury. It was equally ineffective in both roles.
Kiefer Moore (ST) – 6/10 – Had some problems in England’s defense before being forced off with an injury just before half-time.
Rabbi Matondo (LW) – 4/10 – Had a very quiet evening and struggled to compose myself.
Nico Williams comes on just before halftime/Pool/Getty Images
Nico Williams- 6/10
Benjamin Kibango – 4/10
Chris Gunter – N/A
Matthew Smith N/A