England ratings

Jordan Pickford – 8

Made a smart stop down to his left from Xhaka in the first half and followed that up moments later with a sensational reflex parry onto the bar.

With the back five crumbling around him inside the opening 30 minutes, Pickford stood up and made the saves which kept England in the game.

Under pressure from Aaron Ramsdale, Pickford continues to use England as a happy release from his struggles for Everton.

Kyle Walker-Peters – 6

One of two England debutants, Walker-Peters missed a sitter in the first 45 before thankfully seeing the offside flag go up to spare his blushes.

The delivery he is so renowned for at St Mary’s was lacking, but he wasn’t helped out by Foden’s desire to drift into a central role – leaving Walker-Peters isolated on the right.

Would have impressed Southgate when he won the ball back high up the pitch moments before Shaw equalised.

Marc Guehi – 6

Got caught a bit flat-footed a couple of times as the Swiss forward line found space around the back of the England defence.

The left side of England’s back five looked particularly vulnerable – with Switzerland often finding room to create in between Guehi and Shaw.

Grew into the game and finished it strongly – understandable given his lack of experience.

Ben White – 6

Came in for John Stones just minutes before kick-off after the Manchester City man was injured in the warm-up.

The Arsenal defender’s calmness on the ball and pinpoint distribution showed he could be the antidote to Harry Maguire’s shortcomings.

But he also showed his own fragility, losing Embolo when the Swiss striker peeled around the back and nodded home the opener.

Conor Coady – 6

With Stones pulling up moments before the match, Coady suddenly found himself the most experienced international centre-back in England’s starting line-up.

Was commanding from set-pieces at points when England were coming under a little pressure, but does not look capable enough at the heart of an international defence.

Luke Shaw – 6

Shaw was caught out of position when he committed himself high up the pitch – often showing the defensive frailties he has been criticised for while playing for Man Utd in recent months.

But he gave England fans a throwback to his goal in the Euros final by showing them how well he can strike the ball in the final third – bagging his second for his country.

Was hooked on the hour mark to make way for debutant Tyrick Mitchell.



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