PLAYER REVIEWS: Marcus Rashford was a thorn in Romania’s side when he first captained England, Jack Grealish showed once again why he’s the man to open the door and Tyrone Mings recovered from a sloppy start
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal from the penalty spot as England took a 1-0 win over Romania in their final Euro 2020 warm-up match
It was a good performance by the Manchester United star in his first game as England captain, as other players noticed.
James Ward-Prowse staked his claim to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold in the England squad, while Tyrone Mings recovered well in the second half after a sloppy start.
Sportsmails Sami Mokbel assessed the players on Sunday afternoon.
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Marcus Rashford scored the decisive goal for England in a friendly win by a narrow margin
Sam Johnstone Solid on his debut and made a brilliant save late to keep England on course for victory. 7
Ben Godfrey – Showed his versatility by filling in as a right-back. Will now leave the England camp, but an international career lies ahead. 6.5
Ben White – Continued his comfortable debut against Austria with another composed display, his first start in England. 6.5
Tyrone Mings – Recovered from a sloppy start to produce some excellent blocks to ensure England’s victory. 6.5
Luke Shaw – His return was a huge bonus for Southgate. It will be an intriguing race to see if he can help Ben Chilwell to the start against Croatia. 7
Tyrone Mings had a rough start to the match, but improved greatly in the second half
Jack Grealish – Was again the man who helped England open the door. Has done everything to start with the Euro. 7
Kalvin Phillips – Has a valuable 45 minutes under his belt after a shoulder injury. Could start against Croatia. 6.5
James Ward-Prowse – His delivery of set plays was a major threat to England. Will be hopeful he can take Trent Alexander-Arnold’s place. 7
Marcus Rashford – A thorn in the side of Romania and the English winner scored from the spot on the day he first captained England. 7.5
Jack Grealish showed again why he is the man who can open the doors for England Engeland
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – His presence from the air caused problems in Romania. Won England’s second penalty, which was missed by Jordan Henderson. 7
Jadon Sancho – Finished the Bundesliga season strongly and continued his good form here, but will likely enter the tournament as a sub. 7
Subscribers: Henderson 6 (Phillips 46), Rice 6 (Ward-Prowse 65); Bellingham 6.5 (Sancho 65); Trippier (Shaw 75); Lingard (Rashford 75); Watkins (Calvert-Lewin 82)
Subs not used: Pickford, Ramsdale, D Henderson, Trippier, Coady, Kane, Rice.
Gareth Southgate – A strange team selection, but he will be happy with the performance of his players and no new injuries. 6.5
Jordan Henderson came off the bench but missed a penalty in the second half for England
Romania: Nita 7.5; Deian Cristian 6 (Capusa 66, 6), Nedelcearu 6.5 (Russian 84), Chiriches 6.5, Camora 6.5; Stanciu 6.5, Marin 6.5, Cicaldau 6.5 (Budescu 80); Ivan 6.5, Ajibec 6.5 (Hagi 66, 6), Paun 6.5 (Baluta 80). Subs: Vlad, Iacob, Ganea, Maxim, Morutan, Olaru,.
Referee: Tiago Martins (POR) – Kept the game moving, but didn’t bother him much. 6