England vs Scotland player ratings: Jude Bellingham masterclass but Harry Maguire targeted


ude Bellingham delivered a masterclass in midfield as England beat fierce rivals Scotland 3-1 in a friendly at Hampden Park to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting between the nations.

Phil Foden put England ahead shortly after the half-hour mark before Bellingham quickly doubled the visitors’ lead after an error from Andy Robertson.

Half-time substitute Harry Maguire, who was relentlessly targeted by the home support, turned into his own net to give Scotland a lifeline, but Bellingham’s sublime assist for Harry Kane allowed England to return home with bragging rights.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Hampden Park to assess England players

Aaron Ramsdale 7

More or less calm against the Scottish players, and unhappy to be caught on the wrong foot when Maguire turned into his own net.

Kyle Walker 8

Taken advantage of three narrow Scottish defenders to dominate the right flank. Set up Foden’s goal with a low cross, having already fired a shot across the box.

Lewis Dunk 7

Similar in stature to Maguire and calm on the ball, Dunk could be the natural alternative if Manchester United continue to struggle. Made sure here for his first England appearance since 2018, making an important block in the second half.

Marc Guéhi 7

A handball shout aside, it went smoothly in another encouraging 45-minute display. Now England’s third central defender behind Maguire and John Stones?

Kieran Trippier 6

Linked up well with Rashford on the left but stayed in his own half more than Walker, unsurprising given he was on his weaker foot.

Kalvin Phillips 7

Considering he only played six minutes for Manchester City this season, Phillips was energetic and comfortable in and out of possession.

Declan Rice 8

Impressive without the ball and used it well, often looking to beat the press and change play or deliver a cross into the box.

Jude Bellingham 9

Set up Kane’s clincher with a beautiful two-player detour, a shoulder drop and a lovely pass. His goal was a gift but he finished it well and helped set up with a clever one-two with Foden. England’s standout player that night, also forcing a save from Angus Gunn in the second half.

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Phil Foden 8

Skied England’s first opening after Rashford’s cutback, but made amends by scoring the opening goal in a very brilliant display of intelligent running and skillful flicking.

Marcus Rashford 8

His passing through the lines has been excellent, suggesting he can be both a goal threat and a creative option on the flank.

Harry Kane 7

Took his goal with the usual aplomb to kill the match. He stretched the three Scottish defenders with his movement and, as usual, he dropped back to collect the ball.


Harry Maguire (Guéhi 45′) 5

Targeted mercilessly by the Tartan Army and scored an unfortunate, albeit sloppy, own goal to allow Scotland a comeback. Should never have been put in the line of fire, really.

Harry Maguire scores unfortunate own goal but questions over his place remain


Ebéréchi Eze (Rashford 71′) 7

Denied his first England goal thanks to a smart save from Gunn in a lively appearance, also playing his part in setting up the third goal.

Bukayo Saka (Rashford 71′) 7

He retained the ball well in the move leading to Kane’s goal and was a handful for a tiring Scotland.

Callum Wilson (Kane 84′) N/A

Conor Gallagher (Bellingham 84′) N/A

Not used: Johnstone, Henderson, Chilwell, Tomori, Colwill, Maddison, Pickford, Nketiah.

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