England player ratings as Jack Grealish shines in comfortable win over Wales

England easily beat Wales 3-0 in Thursday night's friendly at Wembley as the Three Lions enjoyed the perfect preparation for their two upcoming Nations League games.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin marked his first international appearance with a goal after he converted from Jack Grealish's brilliant cross to open the scoring in the 26th minute.

Conor Coady was the unlikely scorer of the second as the Wolves man converted a Kieran Trippier free-kick.

But the best of the bunch was yet to come as Danny Ings' spectacular overhead kick rounded off a satisfactory evening for Gareth Southgate and his side, who are next back in action on Sunday against Belgium.

Here's how we judged every players' performance from Wembley…

England

Pope 7

Rare audition for the Burnley keeper. Comfortable and took his chance well.

Gomez 6

Surprise start because he is surely a first choice among the experiments.

Coady 8

The stuff of dreams. His first England goal and even got the armband later on.

Keane 6

Has been excellent for Everton this season, has deserved this chance.

Trippier 6

Wore the captain’s armband, provided assist with a typically good delivery.

Winks 6

Neat and tidy, so good on the ball and provided better balance in midfield.

Phillips 7

Better performance than in Denmark, growing in confidence and stature.

Saka 7

Played left wing back, slow start but got better and grew into the game.

Grealish 8

MotM. Tight call between him and DCL but his extravagance and style won it.

Ings 7

Hard working performance, scored on his first start for England with super goal.

Calvert-Lewin 8

The Premier League’s hottest striker just cannot stop scoring. Took his chance.

Substitutes

Mount, for Calvert-Lewin, 58 mins, 6

James, for Trippier, 58 mins, 6

Mings, for Gomez, 58 mins, 7

Barnes for Grealish, 76

Maitland-Niles for Saka, 76

Ward-Prowse for Winks, 76

Henderson, Rashford, Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Pickford, Rice

Wales

Hennessey 6

Palace keeper getting rare chance to play, helpless on the goal, did OK.

C Roberts 6

Booked. Swansea defender given a yellow card for nasty challenge on Saka.

Rodon 7

Highly-rated defender who is being chased by Spurs. You can see why.

Mepham 6

Bournemouth defender back from injury and looked solid enough.

Davies 6

Spurs defender so passionate about playing for his country. Did well.

Morrell 5

Another of the Wales’ Championship contingent, Bristol City man hooked early.

Ampadu 5

Gave Grealish too much space on opening goal. Grealish bossed him.

Matondo 5

Plying his trade with Schalke in the Bundesliga, looked lively.

J Williams 7

Talented player, now in League One with Charlton, still good delivery.

T Roberts 6

Leeds forward made good, direct runs at the England defence. Caused problems.

Moore 6

Clever runs behind the England defence but could not unlock them.

Substitutes

N Williams, for Moore, 40 mins, 6

Levitt, for Morrell, 46 mins, 5

Cabango, for Rodon, 46 mins, 6

Vaulks, for Ampadu, 63 mins, 6

Smith for J Williams 73

Gunter for C Roberts 73

Williams, Cabango, Levitt, Johnson, Ward, Norrington-Davies, James, Davies, Woodburn,

Referee : Bobby Madden

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