England 3-1 Mexico: International Friendly Player Ratings

Chris Wright

25th, May 2010


By Chris Wright

‘Patchy’ seems to be the buzzword in the press today to describe England’s performance in their 3-1 friendly win over Mexico last night.

Goals from Tottenham duo Ledley King and Peter Crouch gave England a 2-0 lead but Mexico pulled a goal back (following a corner, West Ham’s Guillermo Franco pounced on Leighton Baines unconvincing clearance to scramble the ball home) to make the score 2-1 at the break.

Shortly after the restart, Glen Johnson strode in from the right wing and duly dispatched a 20-yard cracker (with his supposedly weaker left foot) into the top corner to further extend England’s lead to 3-1.

On the surface the victory seems fairly decisive, but

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  1. Ollie says:

    Would like to see Warnock in next friendly – Baines really isn’t up to snuff. Parker too – surely offers more than Carrick. Good ratings overall, Chris.

  2. Ashley says:

    Incredible. I pretty much agree with all your scores. I think England should start with Lennon, but then bring Walcott on with 25 mins to go – that’s when he will be most useful

  3. Binnsey says:

    Yes, start Lennon, replace Gerrard with a left winger and never play Carrick ever again.

    Shame about Baines’ performance, again I agree I do rate him but he really wasn’t at the races… Probably take him over Warnock.
    I massively disagree with the comments about Johnson… thought his goal was brilliant and well deserved for his forward play, but I think he is a poor defender and against the 2nd round teams I’m sure he’ll be exposed as the weak link in our defence. I didn’t I’d ever say this but play Carragher.

    If we have to play 4-2-3-1…
    Green, Carragher, Terry, Ferdinand, Cole, Barry/Hundlestone/Hargreaves, Lampard, Cole/Johnson, Rooney, Lennon, Crouch

    Probably change Crouch for Gerrard in a more important game.

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