Jordan Pickford (GK) Denied Baumgartner and Sabitzer. But he almost gifted Austria a last-minute equaliser with a rash error. 6

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) Almost grabbed an early goal but his passing lacked accuracy. Went off with an injury. 6

Conor Coady (CB) The defender was slightly cumbersome at times. The sense is that England need Maguire fit. 6

Tyrone Mings (CB) Lucky not to concede a penalty after a needless forearm smash on Kalajdzic. Average display. 5

Kieran Trippier (LB) The Atlético Madrid defender was reliable despite playing out of position. Offered little going forward. 6

Declan Rice (CM) Had to work hard to keep track of the dangerous Baumgartner. Shielded the defence well. 6

Jude Bellingham (CM) The youngster looked unfazed on his first start, winning the ball and using it intelligently. 7

Bukayo Saka celebrates his first England goal with Jude Bellingham on an impressive night for both youngsters.
Bukayo Saka celebrates his first England goal with Jude Bellingham on an impressive night for both youngsters. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths – The FA/The FA/Getty Images

Jack Grealish (CM) Shook off some rough treatment and created a few chances. Prominent when England scored. Encouraging. 7 (Player of the match)

Jesse Lingard (RW) Impressive despite being left out of the squad. His beautifully weighted pass created Saka’s goal. 7

Harry Kane (CF) Created a chance for Alexander-Arnold and almost scored. Dropped deep and helped make the goal. 7

Bukayo Saka (LW) The winger unnerved Austria and was in the right place to give England the lead. 7

Substitutes

Ben Godfrey The young centre-back almost scored a calamitous own-goal on his debut. Pickford spared his blushes. 5

James Ward-Prowse Slightly unfortunate to be left out of the squad. Did not put a foot wrong. 6

Ollie Watkins The striker was unsurprisingly left out of the squad. On his heels when Calvert-Lewin crossed. 6

Dominic Calvert-Lewin The Everton striker was booked soon after entering the fray. Almost gave Watkins a tap-in. 6

Ben White The Brighton centre-back ended up in midfield on his England debut. Saved Pickford late on. 7



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