England made light work of the Republic of Ireland this evening, cruising to a 3-0 win over Stephen Kelly's side at Wembley.
It was a performance which saw Gareth Southgate's side hardly get out of first gear, controlling proceedings throughout.
Harry Maguire, wearing the armband, netted first – rising above Shane Duffy to head home in the first half.
Jadon Sancho made it two soon after, scoring a well-taken goal after being set up by Jack Grealish.
And Dominic Calvert-Lewin made it three, scoring from the spot in the second-half.
But who impressed for England this evening?
England player ratings
Nick POPE 6 – Little to do so little chance to impress. Question marks remain when the ball is at his feet.
Michael KEANE 7 – Looks more and more comfortable in an England shirt. Made huge strides
HARRY MAGUIRE 8 – Wore the captain’s armband, scored the opener and bossed his back three
TYRONE MINGS 7 – Important block in the first half from the Aston Villa man. Stuck to his duties
Reece JAMES 7 – Always a threat. England looked to use his pace and delivery as much as possible.
Harry WINKS 7 – It was his cross for the opener. Full range of passing on display
Mason MOUNT 7 – Asked to play in central midfield but did not look out of place at all. Industrious
Bukayo SAKA 7 – Got forward well, should have scored, and won a penalty. Breakthrough performance.
Jadon SANCHO 7 – Scored a belter and could have added to it. Picked up some great positions.
Dominic CALVERT-LEWIN 7 – Smashed home his penalty. A tireless runner. Worked so hard for the team.
Jack GREALISH 7 – Buzzed around picking passes and opening doors for his team-mates. Growing in stature.
Republic of Ireland (4-3-3): Randolph 6; Doherty 6, Duffy 5, Egan 5 (O’Shea 14, 6), O’Dowda 7; Christie 6, Hourihane 6, Hendrick 5; Horgan 6, Idah 5, Browne 5. Subs: Travers, Kelleher, Brady, McClean, Long, Collins, Maguire, Curtis, Molumby
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