See how the England players rated

England defender Joleon Lescott celebrates his goal.
England defender Joleon Lescott celebrates his goal. Photo: PA

Joe Hart: Strangely nervy display from England's number one goalkeeper, who saved well from Alou Diarra but was beaten too easily by Samir Nasri. 6.

Glen Johnson: Not the easiest task trying to subdue Franck Ribery but the Liverpool man did his job pretty well. 7.

Ashley Cole: Did not have much opportunity to push forward as England found themselves pressed back. 7.

John Terry: Did what manager Roy Hodgson wanted. Made his tackles, won his headers and led the rearguard action. 8.

Joleon Lescott: Delighted at his first England goal and defiant in defence. 8.

James Milner: Industrious as always but lacks a touch of quality, as he proved. 7.

Steven Gerrard: Brilliant free-kick to create the goal but has to take some of the responsibility for England not keeping the ball. 7.

Scott Parker (off 77): Tireless display from the Tottenham man, although, like Gerrard, didn't really take the sting out of the game. 7.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (off 77): Not a Michael Owen-type introduction to tournament football, but didn't let anyone down either, which is excellent in itself. 7.

Ashley Young: A fleeting force. His precise through ball for Milner should have been rewarded with a goal. Booked. 7.

Danny Welbeck (off 89): Capable of so much more than this but given the ball infrequently and too little support when he was. 7.

SUBSTITUTES:

Jordan Henderson (on 77): Never really got into the game. 7.

Jermain Defoe (on 77): No real opportunity to impress. 7.

Theo Walcott (on 89): Not enough time to make an impact.