Player Ratings: Who was England’s best player vs Sweden?

England’s increasingly promising World Cup adventure delved into a new chapter on Saturday, as Gareth Southgate’s young side took on perhaps the least fancied team still involved in the competition at this stage – a big, burly, awkward and organised Sweden team.

The Three Lions only went and won, and with a dominant display too. Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Spurs’ Dele Alli popped up with the goals that saw Southgate’s men into the country’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990.


Everyone in red put in an exceptional performance, but the man between the sticks deserves special recognition. Jordan Pickford made three terrific second half saves to keep his first clean sheet of the tournament.

So, England fans, which players impressed you the most – or the least – in the victory over Sweden? Let us know by taking part in the poll below and giving each of those involved a performance rating out of ten…