England was left rock-bottom in their group as they produced one of the goalless football results of the weekend in the Nations League. England came the closest to scoring as Mason Mount hit the crossbar before Raheem Sterling spurned a chance from close range. Italy deserved a point from the game after Aaron Ramsdale pulled off a sensational save from Sandro Tonali before making a number of crucial saves. Find the England Player Ratings below.
Aaron Ramsdale – 8
Made two excellent saves in the first half, denying Sandro Tonali with his legs from close range, then tipping a deflected shot from Matteo Pessina over the bar. Ramsdale earned the highest of the England Player Ratings.
Reece James – 8
A performance that might strengthen his claim to be England’s first-choice right-back.
Fikayo Tomori – 7
Handed a first start following his recovery from injury and settled well after some awkward moments early on.
Harry Maguire – 7
Generally coped well defensively and impressed on the ball too, producing several eye-catching cross-field passes for Grealish in the first half.
Kieran Trippier – 6
Deployed once again as England’s makeshift left-back due to their injury problems in the position and had another busy evening, this time against the marauding Di Lorenzo.
Declan Rice – 7
Another strong showing from England’s main man in midfield.
James Ward-Prowse – 5
Provided a glimpse of his dead-ball prowess with a pinpoint corner to set up Rice’s chance in the first half.
Mason Mount – 6
Spurned a golden opportunity to open the scoring when he struck the bar from Raheem Sterling’s through-ball early on.
Jack Grealish – 6
Given a chance to build on his game-changing substitute appearance against Germany with a start, but showed a lack of composure at key moments.
Raheem Sterling – 5
Handed the armband for the fourth time in his England career. Set up Mount’s early chance with a nicely-weighted through-ball.
Tammy Abraham – 6
Handed a rare start in place of the rested Harry Kane. Pressed well, causing problems for Gianluigi Donnarumma on a couple of occasions.