Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Tunisia @ England by JimConnelly

FIFA

Tunisia (V) vs. England (H)

Volgograd Arena
Volgograd


Monday Jun 18,2018 02:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by JimConnelly for England

Post Game Analysis Report

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
B+  
 
Execution
B  
 
Offensive Play
B+  
 
Defensive Effectiveness
B+  
 
Player of the Match
Harry Kane  
 
Overall Match Quality
No Opinion  
 
Overall Game Assessment
You look at the score and think this game was closer than expected. England was supposed to win. When you look at the storyline to the game, you will realize the Queen was sweating this one out! England was lucky to receive a stoppage time corner that found Harry Kane wide open near the backside to score on a header. After it looked like it was going to be a blowout for England early and Tunisia’s starting goalkeeper was knocked out with an apparent shoulder injury, England was not able to connect again until those final minutes. The seemed to go into a shell and were not as crisp as they looked in the early part of the game. In the first 5-10 minutes, you thought this could be England’s year to go deep into the tournament. Then, 20 minutes in, they just seemed to lose that second gear!
Unit Performance
Coaching
Game Strategy
A  
 
Overall Preparedness
A  
 
Lineup & Substitutions
B  
 
In-Game Management
B-  
 
Coaching Comments
 
 
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A  
 
Finishing
B+  
 
Corner Kicks
A  
 
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B-  
 
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A  
 
Generating Pressure
A  
 
Offense Comments
 
 
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
A-  
 
Executing Defensive Game Plan
A  
 
Controlling Offensive Pressure
A-  
 
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
A-  
 
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
A  
 
Transition/Counterattack
A  
 
Defense Comments
 
 
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
B+  
 
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
B+  
 
Defensive Support & Transition
A  
 
Controlling Tempo
A-  
 
Midfield Comments
 
 
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Danny Rose (3)
DF 
B+ 
Dele Alli (20)
MF 
C+ 
Was invisible at times.
Harry Kane (10)
FW 
Man of the Match. He was in the right place at the right time twice in this one to point in easy, undefended touches! But that's what great players find a way to do!
Jesse Lingard (35)
MF 
B- 
Marcus Rashford (19)
FW 
B-