Joe Hart: 8/10
The Manchester City Ďkeeper unfairly beat himself up over his failure to stop any of Italyís spot-kicks. But as soon as Andrea Pirlo dinked his down the middle, the Azzuri were oozing confidence and there was little he could do. After a nervous start against France, he exuded confidence and spared English embarrassment a number of times.
Glen Johnson: 8/10
Prior to the finals, many commentators preferred the absent Micah Richards or the injured Kyle Walker for the right-back spot but Liverpoolís Johnson acquitted himself admirably and was arguably one of Englandís best performers. He made several last ditched tackles and blocks, looked good going forward and was unlucky not to score against Italy.
Ashley Cole: 6/10
Cole was as consistent as ever defensively and did particularly well faced with Mathieu Debuchy and Frank Ribery in Englandís opener against France. But he was less effective than usual going forward and was running on empty against Italy, suggesting that age or a long season with Chelsea had caught up with him. The penalty miss was out of character but the 31-year-old hardly looked able to complete the run up.
John Terry: 7/10
Terry performed heroics at times and his ďclearanceĒ against Ukraine epitomised his tournament. However, as the senior centre-back, the Chelsea skipper has to take some responsibility for the twenty-minute shambles at the back against Sweden, while Mario Balotelli got in behind him with ridiculous consistency and ease against the Italians.
Joleon Lescott: 7/10
Overall the Man City stopper had a solid tournament that started so well with a towering headed goal against the French. He marshalled clubmate Mario Balotelli well in the quarter-finals but lacks the presence and ability on the ball of his predecessor, the overlooked Rio Ferdinand.
Scott Parker: 6/10
Itís hard to fault the Tottenham tackler but, like everyone else, he was given the run around by Italyís pass-master Andrea Pirlo in the quarters. Parker was solid but unspectacular for most of the tournament but a sore achilles and a lack of rotation at Spurs took their toll and he looked exhausted after 60 minutes in all of Englandís four matches.
Steven Gerrard: 8/10
Arguably Englandís standout performer, the skipper rose to the occasion with three fabulous assists in the group stage. His delivery was first class throughout the tournament, but like Parker, he struggled with the intensity of playing in a 4-4-2 and looked shattered against the Azzuri.
Ashley Young: 4/10
A hugely disappointing tournament from the Manchester United winger, who never seemed to get into his stride and capped things off by missing a penalty in the quarters. Billed as one of Englandís most important players before the finals, he rarely got into dangerous positions and lost the ball continually.
James Milner: 5/10
The Manchester City wide-man epitomises Roy Hodgsonís ethos but does not have the quality to frighten top international teams. He worked hard down the right and protected Glen Johnson but rarely threatened in the final third.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 6/10
A lively performance in his surprise start against France suggested that he may have offered more than Young or Milner against Italy. One for the future.
Theo Walcott: 7/10
A fabulous match-winning cameo against Sweden was countered by anonymous appearances against both Ukraine and Italy. Itís hard to blame the Arsenal speedster when his service was non-existant but he did little to disprove criticism that he is too inconsistent to be a key player for England.
Andy Carroll: 7/10
A controversial inclusion in the squad given his patchy season with Liverpool, Carroll did exactly what was required, providing perhaps Englandís goal of the tournament with his huge leaping header against Sweden. The Liverpool forward struggled to make an impact against Italy but itís hard to when your team donít have the ball.
Danny Welbeck: 8/10
The Manchester United forward is the one player who is likely to emerge from his tournament with his reputation considerably enhanced. Some questioned his international credentials before the finals but he lead the line with gusto and was a willing and intelligent runner throughout. His goal against Sweden was a lovely finish but, oddly, he faded when clubmate Wayne Rooney returned to the side.
Wayne Rooney: 5/10
The returning Rooney did grab the winner against Ukraine but he seemed to struggle with the pressure of a major tournament once again and was disappointing in both his appearances. Against Italy, he was running on empty, suggesting a lack of match practice had taken its toll.