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Kieran Trippier was given the nod to start at right back ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold

England 4-0 Bulgaria PLAYER RATINGS: Hat-trick hero Harry Kane steals show while Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford also shine

  • Harry Kane netted a hat-trick with the Tottenham star scoring two penalties 
  • Raheem Sterling netted England’s third goal of the afternoon at Wembley  
  • England’s defence were rarely troubled as they ran out comfortable winners 
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England ran out 4-0 winners against Bulgaria with Harry Kane netting a hat-trick at Wembley. 

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The Three Lions captain will receives the plaudits but who else shone for Gareth Southgate’s side? 

Here, Sportsmail rates both sets of players following the Euro 2020 qualifier.   

ENGLAND

Jordan Pickford: The Everton keeper saved well from Wanderson and Ivelin Popov in the second half but one poor clearance almost cost England a goal. 7

Kieran Trippier: Back after missing the Nations League finals, but not the rampaging right back of last year, and defensively shaky at times. 6

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Kieran Trippier was given the nod to start at right back ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold

Kieran Trippier was given the nod to start at right back ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold

Michael Keane: The Everton man did not have much defending to do, but did not looked too confident when he was called into actin. Caught out several times and booked in the first half for a foul on Marcelinho. 6

Harry Maguire: The world’s most expensive defender was also caught out more than once, allowing Ivanov a free header and conceding a dangerous free-kick with a foul. One header wide. 6

Danny Rose: Tottenham’s left back had his usual game, flying down the left, providing decent crosses and making important tackles at times. Booked late on. 7

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Jordan Henderson: The Liverpool captain went close with an ambitious volley from 20 yards in the first half, and solid display before being replaced by Mason Mount in the 66th minute. 7

Declan Rice: West Ham youngster was unspectacular but tidy at the base of midfield, and was eventually joined by his boyhood pal Mason Mount. 7

Ross Barkley: The Chelsea midfielder was erratic at first but grew into the game as England took control and started to open up Bulgaria. 7

Raheem Sterling: England’s brightest spark in the first half, provided assist for Kane’s opener and scored when Kane returned the favour after the break. Too good for Nedyalkov. 8

Raheem Sterling scored from close range to continue his hot streak in front of goal

Raheem Sterling scored from close range to continue his hot streak in front of goal

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Raheem Sterling scored from close range to continue his hot streak in front of goal

Harry Kane: The captain scored his second England hat-trick, taking his total to 25 goals, overtaking Sir Geoff Hurst. Deadly from 12 yards, and standing ovation when he went off on 76 minutes. 9

Marcus Rashford: The Manchester United striker was unlucky not to join Kane and Sterling on the scoresheet, denied Iliev in the closing stages. Some great runs, and won the first penalty. 8

Marcus Rashford was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet during England's 4-0 victory

Marcus Rashford was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet during England's 4-0 victory

Marcus Rashford was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet during England’s 4-0 victory

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Subs: 

Mason Mount (for Henderson 66): Joined his boyhood pal Declan Rice when he made his England debut as sub for Jordan Henderson. One shot was high and wide. 6

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Kane 76): Back after a long break, had little chance to show whether he has recovered the sparkling form before his knee injury. 6

Jadon Sancho (for Sterling 71): Southgate says how excited he is by the youngter, but little chance to show anything in his 19 minutes on the pitch. 6

BULGARIA 5-4-1

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Iliev 6

S Popov 7

Bodurov 5 (Dimitrov 64)

Bozhikov 6

Sarmov 5

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Nedyalkov 6

Ivanov 6

Malinov 5

I Popov 7

Wanderson 7

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Marcelinho 6 (Despodov 67)

Referee: Marco Guida (Italy): Good game, no contentious decisions, let the match flow. 8/10