Player ratings England vs San Marino: West Ham star Jesse Lingard shines on his return

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UK PLAYERS RATING: Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell showed his creative quality in San Marino’s beating, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin made up for missed opportunities with a brace at Wembley

England drove past San Marino, as expected, with a number of players taking their chance to impress Gareth Southgate.

Jesse Lingard was a constant threat against the lowest placed squad in world football and Ben Chilwell was also a star.

Here, Sportsmails Sami Mokbel gives his player ratings of the World Cup qualifier.

England passed San Marino in their first World Cup qualifier for Qatar in 2022

England passed San Marino in their first World Cup qualifier for Qatar in 2022

ENGLAND (4-3-3)

Nick Pope – Only had three touches of the ball in the first half, that was England’s dominance. Albania and Poland will be tougher outings. 5

Reece James – Made some nice crosses in the box from the right flank. So comfortable on this stage. 7.5

Conor Coady – Had very little defending to do, but that didn’t stop the Wolves defender from being the loudest on the field. 7

John Stones – A comfortable return to international football for the center-back. Larger tests are on the way. 7

Ben Chilwell – Much joy on the left of England. Set up the England opener and continued to create opportunities for his team. 8

Ben Chilwell showed his creative prowess and England got opportunities from his flank

Ben Chilwell showed his creative prowess and England got opportunities from his flank

Ben Chilwell showed his creative prowess and England got opportunities from his flank

James Ward-Prowse – A day that the Southampton skipper will never forget, taking his first international goal with confidence. 7.5

Mason Mount – Equates to training for the Chelsea midfielder. Fully involved when England besieged San Marino’s target. 7.5

Kalvin Phillips – The most defensive of England’s three was efficient in the engine room. Cleaned up effectively when needed. 7

Jesse Lingard – A constant threat on his return to England. It seems that he is currently enjoying his football to the full. It turned out to. 8.5

Jesse Lingard impressed on his return to the side and was a constant threat to the Three Lions

Jesse Lingard impressed on his return to the side and was a constant threat to the Three Lions

Jesse Lingard impressed on his return to the side and was a constant threat to the Three Lions

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored two goals for England in the 5-0 win over Wembley

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored two goals for England in the 5-0 win over Wembley

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored two goals for England in the 5-0 win over Wembley

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Wasted a few early chances, but still managed to make a brace to bring his score to four in England. 8

Raheem Sterling – Captain the team and terrified San Marino with his wits – and got on the score sheet for record. 7

Subs: Mings 6.5 booked (Stones 46), Foden 7 (Sterling 46), Bellingham 7 (Mount 46), Trippier 6.5 (James 46); Watkins 7 (Calvert-Lewin 63).

Subs Not Used: Henderson, Johnstone, Kane, Dier, Shaw, Rice, Maguire

Gareth Southgate: Not much to read about this win – but job done for the England manager. Sunday on to Albania. 7

Mother: Lingard

Referee: Kirill Levnikov – A quiet evening for the Russian official as England took the sting out of the game. 6

PLAYER REVIEWS OF SAN MARINO:

San Marino (4-4-2): (4-4-2): Benedictines 8; Battisini 5, Brolli 5, Rossi 5, Grandoni 5 (Ceccaroli 55, 5); Hirsch 5 (Mularoni 55, 5), Lunadei 5 (Giardiat 79), Golinucci 5 (Battisini 71), Palazzi 5; Berardi 5 (D’Addario 79), Nanni 5.

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