England player ratings vs Ukraine: What does Gareth Southgate see in Harry Maguire?! Defender flops again as Three Lions salvage point against Ukraine

Harry Maguire England Ukraine 2023-24
The centre-back was all over the place as Ukraine went on to take the lead before Kyle Walker pulled England level

England's perfect record in Euro 2024 qualifying came to an end on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine.

It was the underdogs who took the lead through Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko as the Three Lions struggled to get going. The goal was a particularly frustrating one as England's poor marking was on display and well summed up by Harry Maguire colliding with team-mate Marc Guehi while Zinchenko slotted home.

England fought back, however, and managed to pull level through Kyle Walker, who got onto a wonderful pass from Harry Kane, slipped in behind the Ukraine defence and scored.

Gareth Southgate will feel his side should have grabbed a winner later in the half but will have to take a hard look at some of his own choices to explain why they slipped up for the first time in the campaign.

GOAL rates England's players from Tarczynski Arena...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Jordan Pickford (6/10):

    Did not have much to do as Ukraine's only shot on target made it beyond him and in.

    Kyle Walker (7/10):

    A great run into the Ukraine box to take on a lofted pass and a lovely finish for his first senior England goal.

    Marc Guehi (6/10):

    Comfortable display at centre-back and made some steady passes as they built from the back.

    Harry Maguire (4/10):

    Completely lost on Ukraine's opening goal in a display that, despite some strong interventions in the second half, will not have won over any fans as his selection remains controversial, as he has not played for Manchester United this season.

    Ben Chilwell (5/10):

    Not his best game on the left flank as he failed to impact England's attacks.

  2. Midfield

    James Maddison (4/10):

    Rather silent throughout the game and offered nothing before he went off midway through the second half.

    Declan Rice (6/10):

    Comfortable in the middle of the park and kept his passing tidy, but did not have a huge impact.

    Jordan Henderson (5/10):

    A sloppy performance from the Al-Ettifaq player and he probably should have been substituted off.

  3. Attack


    Bukayo Saka (8/10):

    Was lively and dangerous for the Three Lions with some good runs and shots - was unfortunate to see an effort tipped onto the crossbar.

    Harry Kane (7/10):

    His gorgeous lofted ball set up Walker to tie things up late in the first half.

    Jude Bellingham (6/10):

    Lobbed in a dangerous cross and saw an effort saved by the goalkeeper in a positive performance.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Marcus Rashford (5/10):

    Replaced Bellingham and sent a cross into the Ukraine box but could not inspire the winner.

    Phil Foden (5/10):

    Came on midway through the second half but barely influenced the game, giving away a free-kick.

    Gareth Southgate (5/10):

    Made some questionable choices in his starting XI and with his substitutions as the Three Lions' perfect record in qualifying was dashed.