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Zamora makes great England debut

last updated Thursday 12th August 2010, 9:06 AM
Fulham striker Bobby Zamora

Bobby Zamora 7
Rippled the top of the Hungary goal with a fierce left-footed shot and forced a good late save to suggest that, even at 29, he can make the transition from club to international football.

Joe Hart 7
Looks certain to start the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and his confident aura certainly bodes well. Could do little about the Hungary goal and made an important late save.

Adam Johnson 7
Brought balance to the midfield and showed his versatility in switching between the left and right flanks. Some excellent early touches, but wasted an outstanding first-half chance.

Phil Jagielka 6
Despite the controversial own-goal, showed just why he is a defender who so interests Arsène Wenger. Commanding aerial presence and dangerous himself from set pieces.

Kieran Gibbs 7
Pushing hard for a regular place in the Arsenal team ahead of Gael Clichy and also showed why he will eventually threaten the England position of Ashley Cole with a series of excellent second-half crosses.

Michael Dawson 5
Most culpable for the Hungary goal after failing to cut out the initial through-ball, but was still unfortunate that the referee's assistant failed to see his subsequent goal-line clearance.

Ashley Cole 6
Predictably jeered at the start of the match but his energy down the left gradually won over the Wembley critics. Less impressive when he needed to defend and was troubled by Balazs Dzsudzsak

John Terry 6
The recipient of most of the Wembley crowd's anger following the World Cup debacle and, despite Hungary's limited threat, still appeared somewhat short of full match fitness.

Frank Lampard 5
Another of the Chelsea team who seems jaded, although was clearly asked to play in a more disciplined role as a deeper-lying midfielder in the new 4-2-3-1 starting formation.

Wayne Rooney 6
Had waited more than two years to prove he can operate as the lone central striker for England but failed to seize the chance and became isolated until the introduction of Zamora.

Steven Gerrard 9
Looked far happier in his more natural position as the roaming central midfielder and single-handedly lifted the gloom with two different but genuinely outstanding goals.

Glen Johnson 7
One of the few members of the World Cup squad not to be booed; got forward well to support England in attack and was largely untroubled defensively.

Gareth Barry 5
Was clearly struggling for match fitness during the World Cup and, while he does bring balance to the midfield, is fortunate that there are no more dynamic alternatives as the holding midfielder.

James Milner 6
Back in a central midfield position despite struggling in that role before the World Cup and delivered a solid if unspectacular second-half performance in place of Lampard.

Ashley Young 7
Provided a genuine injection of pace down the left and, although he was sometimes wayward with his crossing, he brought an added unpredictability to the England attacks.

Jack Wilshere 6
Joins a very select group of players to have represented England before his 18th birthday. His future inclusion is now likely to depend on his ability to break into the Arsenal first team.

Theo Walcott 7
The searing pace was complimented by a more consistent delivery and he created England's best first-half opportunity with an excellent run and cross for Adam Johnson.

Looks certain to start the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign and his confident aura certainly bodes well. Could do little about the Hungary goal and made an important late save.

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