England 2-1 Spain: player ratings from the Euro 2022 quarter-final | Women’s Euro 2022


England (4-2-1-3)

Mary Earps Marshalled her backline well. Brave goalkeeping when called upon. 7/10

Lucy Bronze Marauding runs down the right caused problems for Spain’s defence. Energy never dwindled. 8

Millie Bright Dominant in the air. Dealt with majority of deliveries well. Distribution key. 8

Leah Williamson Calm presence at the back. Constantly instructed her side. Led by example. 7

Rachel Daly Struggled to contain Del Castillo in the second half. Beaten for the goal. 6

Georgia Stanway Terrier-like in the middle. Battled for everything. Superb strike sent her side through. 8

Keira Walsh Had less space to manage under Spain’s pressure. Calming influence in possession. 7

Beth Mead A tricky customer for both Spanish full-backs. Not at her creative best. 6

Fran Kirby Struggled to influence in the No 10 role with not much space to work with. 6

Lauren Hemp Struggled in the first half. Grew into the game and threatened late on. 7

Ellen White Chased down every ball out of the Spanish defence. Offside a problem. 6

Substitutes: Chloe Kelly (for Mead 58) 7; Alessia Russo (for White 58) 8; Ella Toone (for Kirby 64) 8; Alex Greenwood (for Daly 82) 6; Jill Scott (for Walsh 116); Nikita Parris (for Hemp 117).

Esther González gives Spain the lead
Esther González gives Spain the lead Photograph: Katie Chan/Action Plus/Shutterstock

Spain (4-3-3)

Sandra Paños Rarely troubled until late on. Alert to England’s long ball. 6

Ona Batlle Took the more physical approach to defending. Ultimately, did her job well. 6

Irene Paredes Beaten in the air by Russo for the equaliser. Otherwise, dependable. 6

Aitana Bonmatí Midfield star glided around that part of the pitch with ease. Never stopped running. 8

Mariona Caldentey Played a higher attacking role. An outlet but struggled to provide cover down the left. 7

Esther González Clinical when the opportunity presented itself to score the goal. 7

Marta Cardona Substituted by Jorge Vilda at half-time. Struggled to make an impact. 6

Patricia Guijarro Strong in midfield alongside Bonmatí. Made herself a threat in the area. 7

Mapi Leon Dependable presence in Spain’s backline. Set-piece delivery was dangerous throughout. 7

Teresa Abelleira Dependable in the middle. Quiet game but did well to stop England’s through ball. 6

Olga Carmona Impressive in keeping Hemp quiet down her side. 7

Substitutes: Athenea Del Castillo (for Cardona 46) 7; Laia Aleixandri (for Abelleira 70) 6; Sheila García (for Gonzalez 77); Amaiur Sarriegi (for Caldentey 100).



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