- A 100 per cent qualifying run for the Three Lions came crashing down in Prague
- Zdenek Ondrasek came off the bench to score a late winner for the host side
- England had opened the scoring after Harry Kane converted from the spot
- Gareth Southgate’s side are now level on points at the top of Group A with 12
At times in the clash Everton defender Michael Keane looked rattled by England’s opposition
Declan Rice’s inexperience at this level showed with a generally sloppy performance in Prague
Harry Kane stepped up for the Three Lions, but missed two golden second half chances
A 100 per cent record for the Three Lions came crashing down in Prague, as Gareth Southgate’s side faced a reality comedown.
Despite taking the lead, England were ultimately undone by the Czech Republic and a late sucker punch saw a point snatched from beneath their noses.
Sportsmail’s Sami Mokbel was watching on in the Sinobo Stadium to deliver his player ratings.
Jordan Pickford – Let down by his team. Fact he was England’s best player on the night says it all. 7
Kieran Trippier – Back in favour at international level, the Atletico Madrid man was more steady than dynamic. 6
Michael Keane – More combative than assured in the heart of England’s defence. Looked rattled on an uneasy night. 5.5
Harry Maguire – His ball retention was as good as anyone on the pitch, but didn’t look completely at ease. 6
Danny Rose – Didn’t look comfortable in the opening 45 minutes and it didn’t get much better in the second. Booked. 5.5
Jordan Henderson – Didn’t show his usual control in the engine room as England’s midfield was overrun. Booked. 6
Declan Rice – Started sloppily and took a while to find his rhythm. His inexperience at this level showed. 5.5
Raheem Sterling – An immediate impact playing a key role in England’s early penalty but struggled to find his usual fluency. Booked. 6.5
Mason Mount – Wearing No 11 but played at No 10 on his full debut, however the advanced midfield role didn’t suit the youngster. 6
Jadon Sancho – The Czechs coped with his threat well, limiting the youngster to just a few eye-catching moments. 6
Harry Kane – Scored for England again. Always delivers at this level – but missed two golden second half chances. 6.5
Subs: Rashford (Sancho 73); Barkley (Mount 73); Abraham (Rice 88)
Subs not used: Pope, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Chilwell, Gomez, Mings, Tomori, Winks.
Gareth Southgate – More food for thought for the England boss. Won’t have been particularly pleasant viewing. 6
Czech Republic: Vaclik 6.5; Coufal 7, Celustka 7, Brabec 7.5, Bonl 8.5; Soucek 7, Kral 8; Masopust 7.5 (Zmrhal 89), Darida 7, Jankto 6.5 (Kopic 83); Schick 6.5 (Ondrasek 65, 7.5).
Subs not used: Kolar, Pavlenka, Reznik, Kudela, Krejci, Husbauer, Krmencik, Kalvach, Simic.
Manager: Jaroslav Silhavy: 7.5
Referee: Damir Skomina (SLO) – A relatively quiet night for the official but did book Sterling for dissent in the second half. 6