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November 19, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ S. Lannoy‎
Attendance:‬ 85934‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: England 0-1 Germany

The Three Lions lost back-to-back games for the first time under Roy Hodgson as Per Mertesacker's first-half header gave the visitors a deserved victory at Wembley

By Greg Stobart at Wembley

  • Joe Hart
    90
    42
    3.50

    Joe Hart

    Showed why he remains Roy Hodgson's No.1 with a brilliant saves to keep out Mertesacker, Reus and Gotze. Kept the score down and England in the game.

  • Ashley Cole
    24
    92
    2.00

    Ashley Cole

    Needed all of his defensive skills up against the trickery of Gotze. Caught out a couple of times when diving in for challenges in the first half.

  • Chris Smalling
    39
    80
    2.50

    Chris Smalling

    A powerful performance from the Manchester United man in central defence. Stayed tight to Kruse.

  • Kyle Walker
    25
    80
    1.50

    Kyle Walker

    Played with energy up and down the right but his passing was often sloppy and misplaced.

  • Phil Jagielka
    54
    42
    2.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Made some strong challenges and interceptions, particularly when England dropped deep, although could have covered Cole better on the left.

  • Adam Lallana
    97
    43
    2.50

    Adam Lallana

    Some nice link-up play and ball control from the Southampton man on his second international appearance.

  • Andros Townsend
    89
    44
    3.00

    Andros Townsend

    Caused Germany problems with his quick and direct dribbling, although his final ball was rather inconsistent. Certainly gave the visitors something to think about and hit the post with a low strike from 30 yards.

  • Steven Gerrard
    82
    44
    2.50

    Steven Gerrard

    Kept England ticking along in the first half with precise passing and good pressing off the ball. Replaced by Liverpool team-mate Henderson in the 56th minute.

  • Tom Cleverley
    31
    131
    1.50

    Tom Cleverley Flop of the Match

    The Manchester United midfielder worked hard but was ponderous and ineffective in possession. Replaced by Wilshere in the 64th minute.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    39
    112
    1.50

    Daniel Sturridge

    Found himself in some good positions but made poor choices in the final third as he played with his head down. Far too selfish and his attitude seemed poor.

  • Wayne Rooney
    52
    65
    2.50

    Wayne Rooney

    Linked up the play well in the first half without ever getting in positions to trouble the Germany goal. Replaced by Barkley with 20 minutes left.

Substitutions

  • Kieran Gibbs
    65
    40
    2.50

    Kieran Gibbs

    Came on for Cole in the 53rd minute. Ball-watched too much defensively but got in some decent crosses at the other end.

  • Jordan Henderson
    26
    63
    2.50

    Jordan Henderson

    Came on for Gerrard in the 56th minute. Full of running but found it difficult as Germany controlled the game.

  • Jack Wilshere
    58
    57
    2.50

    Jack Wilshere

    Some good forward surges after coming on in the 64th minute.

  • Ross Barkley
    29
    48
    2.00

    Ross Barkley

    The Everton midfielder made little impact after coming on for Rooney in the 71st minute.

  • Rickie Lambert
    31
    48
    2.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Offered an aerial target but had no chance to do anything else in the final 14 minutes.

  • Roman Weidenfeller
    36
    13
    2.50

    Roman Weidenfeller

    Had very little to do but swept up well behind the defence.

  • Heiko Westermann
    22
    18
    2.50

    Heiko Westermann

    Defended well against Lallana and flicked a header just wide at the other end in the first half.

  • Jerome Boateng
    43
    10
    2.50

    Jerome Boateng

    Convincing performance from the centre-back as he shackled Sturridge and made some great last-ditch tackles. Replaced at half-time by Hummels.

  • Marcel Schmelzer
    19
    22
    2.00

    Marcel Schmelzer

    Had a tough battle against Townsend in which he was sometimes beaten too easily before being replaced at the break by Jansen.

  • Per Mertesacker
    118
    7
    3.50

    Per Mertesacker

    The Arsenal defender wore the armband for Germany and put them ahead with a lovely glancing header, just moments after forcing Hart into a great save from a similar position. Solid defensively.

  • Lars Bender
    38
    9
    2.50

    Lars Bender

    Made one very powerful run into the penalty box in the first 45 minutes and was always composed as he sat in midfield.

  • Mario Götze
    75
    16
    3.50

    Mario Götze Top of the Match

    Some moments of real quality from the Bayern Munich forward, not least his lovely cross for Mertesacker's goal. Trickery, dribbling and tactical positioning were all excellent - and was only denied a goal by Hart's superb save.

  • Marco Reus
    52
    7
    2.50

    Marco Reus

    Always a danger in the final third but will feel that he could have done more to hurt the England defence. Shot too close to Hart when well placed early in the second period.

  • Sven Bender
    39
    12
    2.50

    Sven Bender

    Showed impressive defensive positioning to deny Rooney space between the lines and progressive passing to start attacks.

  • Toni Kroos
    53
    9
    3.00

    Toni Kroos

    Flitted in and out of the game before dropping into a deeper role in the second half, from where he dictated the tempo.

  • Max Kruse
    22
    22
    2.00

    Max Kruse

    Caused the England defence few difficulties and fired his only sight on goal well over the bar before being replaced by Sam in the 56th minute.

Substitutions

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    30
    6
    2.50

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Did fine after replacing the injured Hummels in the 66th minute.

  • Mats Hummels
    30
    12
    2.50

    Mats Hummels

    Replaced Boateng at half-time only to be forced off himself through injury in the 66th minute.

  • Marcell Jansen
    28
    7
    2.50

    Marcell Jansen

    Came on for Schmelzer at the start of the second period and did a good job as he made some strong tackles and interceptions.

  • Julian Draxler
    36
    7
    2.50

    Julian Draxler

    Looked lively in the No.10 role after replacing Westermann in the 67th minute.

  • Sidney Sam
    38
    5
    2.50

    Sidney Sam

    Replaced Kruse in the 56th minute. Should have scored but his lob went just over the crossbar.

  • Andre Schürrle
    31
    19

    Andre Schürrle

    Came on for Reus with eight minutes remaining.

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