England played a good match overall imo. Probably one of the best in big tournaments in a while.
Forwards were all good, playing them has been a smart move as they were all quicker than our defenders and put a lot of pressure on us until they had energy. The lack of a striker is what you missed most imo in our half of the pitch.
England midfield is what impressed me in a bad way. Gerrard and Henderson left too much space and time to ours, which were perfectly balanced amongst technical players, Verratti and Pirlo, and runners, Candreva and Marchisio. Leaving time to the former, the latter could run and be served already behind your two midfielders, basically eliminating your shield in front of the defense. Pirlo and Verratti should have been put a lot more under pressure, but good for us!
Defense played a god match too. I'd blame Cahill on our second goal as he completely lost Balotelli. Baines better than Johnson but on the second goal is a bit guilty as well. Jagielka did the job.
A good match overall, heat probably killed it, with you hit more than us.
Oh and if only Balotelli would have scored with that shoot from the left side saved but Jagielka…
And that free kick too