England 1-0 Haiti: Women’s World Cup player ratings | England women’s football team


Mary Earps Rarely called to arms but smartly saved from Melchie Dumornay early in the second half before sparing the blushes of her defense by fending off Roseline Eloissaint’s later effort quite brilliantly with a taut left foot. Looked crossed with the defense sometimes. 7

Lucia Bronze The right-back’s penchant for attacking created space for Haiti and an early mix-up with Millie Bright saw Lyon’s dangerous Dumornay miss a great chance. Not always good at guessing Roselord Borgella and company. 5

Millie Bright Initially rusty in his first competitive game since March and gave Dumornay a great early opener. Worried, obstinately, of Borgella and Dumornay. Seemed uncomfortable in possession at times, but got better as the game progressed. 5

Jess Carter Deployed alongside Bright in central defense and, despite a few awkward moments, stuck on it, made vital interceptions including a late, stellar and game-changing tackle on Dumornay as Haiti counter-attacked. 6

Alex Greenwood Deployed in her less preferred left-back role, the Manchester City centre-back endured a few jittery moments but generally held firm. More positively, Greenwood’s left-footed deliveries have sporadically worried Haiti. 6

Keira Walsh Haiti’s game plan revolved around trying to isolate the playmaker from Barcelona. Lacked the usual central control in midfield and initially struggled to deal with transitions. Was more influential after the introduction of Lauren James but did not appreciate the game’s directness. 5

Keira Walsh of England fights with Roselord Borgella of Haiti
Keira Walsh struggled for influence against Roselord Borgella and his Haitian teammates. Photography: James Gourley/Shutterstock

Georgia Stanway Scored a first-half penalty on the second attempt after the kick had to be retaken. The Bayern Munich midfielder ran out of patience in the first half and struggled as a result. Significant improvement in the second half. Reserve. 6

Ella Toon Some nice touches but largely struggled to unlock Haiti’s defense. Toone’s setbacks demonstrated why injured Fran Kirby is so lacking in the gap between midfield and attack. Seemed on a different wavelength for his teammates. 4

Chloe Kelly Impressed on the right, delivering fine crosses in the first half. The impact waned after swapping wings with Lauren Hemp early in the second half, but came back down the left after James was introduced. 7

Alessia Russo Scored extremely tight but held the ball back to goal very well. Displayed excellent off-ball positioning and defended well up front but failed to test Kerly Théus properly. Replaced by Rachel Daly. 7

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