England claimed a much needed victory as they stepped up their preparation for this summer’s World Cup in Russia with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.
Jesse Lingard scored the only goal of the game in the second half as England beat the Dutch for the first time since 1996.
Gareth Southgate elected to name a much changed team with Kyle Walker starting as part of a back three, with Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling playing up front together.
England looked good in an attacking sense, causing their Dutch opponent’s a whole host of problems.
Despite only scoring the one goal, it was a reasonably comfortable night for Southgate’s men, who are looking to experiment with their squad ahead of the upcoming tournament.
They were largely untested defensively by Ronald Koeman’s side, who didn’t look particularly impressive in Amsterdam.
The Three Lions will now host Italy at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night.
Here are our England player ratings following the game.
Jordan Pickford - 7
Was largely untroubled but was comfortable when called upon. Didn’t do enough to firmly establish himself as the preferred choice, though.
Danny Rose - 6
A poor performance from the Spurs man who lacked any real match sharpness. At this stage, he is certainly behind Ashley Young in the pecking order.
Joe Gomez - N/A
Tough for Gomez who couldn’t make the most of his opportunity, being substituted inside the opening 10 after injuring his ankle. Replaced by Harry Maguire.
John Stones - 8
Led the defence very well throughout as he continues to enhance his reputation. Is also prepared to step into midfield when needed, and looks assured while doing so.
Kyle Walker - 7
A fantastic display came as somewhat of a surprise for Walker, given the square-peg in round-hole scenario. A revelation as part of the back-three.
Kieran Trippier - 6
Got forward well and although it’s clear he has the ability to be dangerous from the right, his crosses were left wanting far too often.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 7
Controlled the ball well in midfield and looked to get forward at every opportunity, but will need to do more if he is to start in midfield for England’s World Cup opener.
Jordan Henderson - 6
While not a perfect performance by any measure, England’s captain led by example and played forward positively, more often than not.
Jesse Lingard - 8
Scored a lovely goal with a well-timed finish and will certainly be on the plane, a fitting reward for a great season.
Raheem Sterling - 7
Was a constant threat up front, very lively, and caused the Dutch backline some issues.
If he continues his Manchester City form, he will be integral to England’s World Cup hopes.
Marcus Rashford - 6
Created some problems to the Dutch back line and should have been awarded a penalty in the second-half. Wasn’t supported adequately enough.
Harry Maguire – 7
Immediately looked comfortable after coming on, acting as the enforcer-type to partner Stones well.
Jamie Vardy – 6
Didn’t really fit into the system England were playing, but offered another option.
Danny Welbeck – 5
Struggled to make an impact when he came on in a rather forgettable cameo.
Dele Ali – 5
Never looked comfortable and gave the ball away to frequently, failing to replicate the goalscoring man he replaced.
Ashley Young – 6
Looked good at left wing-back when he was introduced, slotting in well.
Eric Dier – N/A