How England players performed and vote for your man of the match

23:09 14 November 2012


England's Steven Caulker (no.6) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the International Friendly at the Friends Arena, Stockholm, Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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London24 assesses how the England players performed in the 4-2 defeat against Sweden

JOE HART: Not having the most assured of times. Penalty-box collision with Cahill was schoolboy stuff and was not his only basic mistake. At fault for third and fourth goals. 2

GLEN JOHNSON: Solidifying his status as first-choice right-back ahead of Kyle Walker. Defending better and attacked with menace. 7

LEIGHTON BAINES: Ashley Cole’s successor has been found. 7

STEVEN GERRARD: Fitting that he created England’s second goal with one of ‘those’ free-kicks on the occasion of his 100th appearance. 8

GARY CAHILL: Not quite completed the step up from good Premier League player to international class defender yet as had two costly mix-ups with Joe Hart. 5

STEVEN CAULKER: Will be delighted with his performance. Great block to deny Ibrahimovic will be as satisfying as debut goal. Will win many more caps for his country. 9 (London24 star man).

RAHEEM STERLING: Impressed when he got going. Brave enough to keep wanting the ball. First of many caps, 7

LEON OSMAN: An impressive debut from the 31-year-old. Done enough to be worth more chances. 7

DANNY WELBECK: Another goal for England’s highest scorer of 2012. 8

TOM CLEVERLEY: Should have converted an early chance and provided energy from midfield. 6

ASHLEY YOUNG: Did little until finding Welbeck with a peach of a cross. 7


DANIEL STURRIDGE (for Young, 61): Not really the impact he would have been looking for. 5

JACK WILSHERE (for Cleverley, 61): Picked up another booking and got a few whacks for his pains. 5

CARL JENKINSON (for Johnson, 73): A bystander as Ibrahimovic ran riot. 6

RYAN SHAWCROSS (for Caulker, 73): Received a very swift lesson from Ibrahimovic, who left him for dead to scorer Sweden’s equaliser. 3

TOM HUDDLESTONE (for Gerrard, 73): Failed to repel the Swedish tide. 5

WILFRIED ZAHA (for Sterling, 85): Not enough time to make an impression. N/A

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