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England Player Ratings v Peru: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge shines but Wayne Rooney poor

Gary Cahill: 7/10

Gary Cahill was part of the best defensive partnership in the Premier League with John Terry at Chelsea, but in the absence of his club partner, who has retired from international football, he has formed a cohesive partnership with Phil Jagielka at the back.

Cahill and Jagielka were bisected only twice during the game, but each occasion was thanks to Glen Johnson’s rather liberal interpretation of the offside trap.

While Cahill was perhaps fortunate to get away with a clumsy challenge in the area, he did well to double England’s lead with a fine header.

Phil Jagielka: 7/10

Everton captain Phil Jagielka read the game well, and could frequently be seen pointing his team-mates into position.

The England centre back was quick to react to a goalkeeper mistake from Peru’s Raul Fernandez to add gloss to the scoreline, and provided a superb block to prevent the visitors getting on the scoresheet.

Steven Gerrard: 7/10

Peru’s game plan appeared to centre on pressing Steven Gerrard, and the Liverpool man was occasionally rushed in possession.

Once England took the lead, the pressure on the skipper eased, and he was able to keep the ball better – up until his substitution just after the hour mark.

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