Premier League - Euro 2012 - Premier League watch

The Premier League has 14 clubs represented at Euro 2012: Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Sunderland, Stoke City and Aston Villa.

Expert rating in brackets

ARSENAL

Wojciech Szczesny (Poland)

1-1 v Greece - Played 68 minutes, sent off (4)

Responsible for the co-hosts relinquishing their lead with an error of judgement to allow Dimitrios Salipigidis to equalise and then fouled him, receiving a straight red card. Substitute Przemyslaw Tyton saved the subsequent spot-kick, and took the suspended Szczesny's place for the next game.

1-1 v Russia - Did not play (suspended)

0-1 v Czech Republic - Did not play

Andrei Arshavin (Russia)

4-1 v Czech Republic - Played 90 minutes (7)

A performance full of dynamism, creativity and effort gives promise that Arshavin may thrill in this European Championship as the last one.

1-1 v Poland - Played 90 minutes (7)

Assisted Alan Dzagoev's headed goal with a peach of a free-kick, and played with the sort of verve Arsenal fans have not seen for a good 18 months.

0-1 v Greece - Played 90 minutes (6)

Not as influential as in other games as Russia crashed out.

Tomas Rosicky (Czech Republic)

1-4 v Russia - Played 90 minutes (5)

Involved in every decent spell of Czech possession, but was unable to help his team stem the Russian tide.

2-1 v Greece - Played 45 minutes (6)

After a lively first half, Rosicky went off at the interval suffering from an Achilles complaint that makes him a doubt for the final group game against Poland. Booked.

1-0 v Poland - Did not play

0-1 v Portugal - Did not play

Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark)

1-0 v Netherlands - Played 90 minutes (7)

A good game up front for the erratic centre-forward, who held the ball up well at times when the Dutch weren't spurning chance after chance at the other end.

2-3 v Portugal - Played 90 minutes, scored two goals (8)

Two well-taken goals from the centre-forward took his record against Portugal to six goals in five games.

1-2 v Germany - Played 90 minutes (7)

Set up Michael Krohn-Dehli's equaliser and generally held the ball up well. Had strong claim for penalty turned down when Holger Badstuber tugged his shirt.

Per Mertesacker (Germany)

1-0 v Portugal - Did not play

2-1 v Netherlands - Did not play

2-1 v Denmark - Did not play

Lukas Podolski (Germany)

1-0 v Portugal- Played 90 minutes (6)

Had four shots against Portugal, but failed to add to his impressive international tally of 43 goals.

2-1 v Netherlands - Played 90 minutes (7)

Interlinked well with Gomez and Mueller while opposite full-back Gregory van der Wiel offered little in attack.

2-1 v Denmark - Played 64 minutes, scored one goal (7)

Opened the scoring with his 44th international goal on his 100th international appearance.

Robin van Persie (Netherlands)

0-1 v Denmark - Played 90 minutes (5)

An uncharacteristically awful performance from the Arsenal goal machine as his touch and aim continually let him down.

1-2 v Germany - Played 90 minutes, scored on goal (6)

Fans of both Netherlands and Arsenal will hope the striker has played his way back into scoring form with his fine second-half goal, though his overall performance was again sub-par.

1-2 v Portugal - Played 90 minutes, booked (5)

The desperate nature of Netherlands' situation forced manager Bert van Marwijk to field Klaas-Jan Huntelaar up fron with Van Persie,, and both players toiled in front of goal as the Dutch crashed out without a point.

Laurent Koscielny (France)

1-1 v England - Did not play

2-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

0-2 v Sweden - Did not play

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (England)

1-1 v France - Played 77 minutes (7)

Making his first competitive appearance, the Arsenal youngster showed a few lovely touches, though didn't see nearly as much of the ball in the second half.

3-2 v Sweden - 90th minute substitute (N/A)

Given no time to influence the game

1-0 v Ukraine - 87th minute substitute (N/A)

Given no time to influence the game

Theo Walcott (England)

1-1 v France - 90th minute substitute (N/A)

Given no time to influence the game, but at least finally made an appearance at a major finals six years after first being called up to the squad for the 2006 World Cup.

3-2 v Sweden - 61st minute substitute (9)

Got a fraction lucky with his goal but it was still a fantastic hit from the Arsenal forward. His run and cross to set up Welbeck was equally excellent as Walcott enjoyed his finest England performance since a hat-trick in Croatia in 2008. Changed the game.

1-0 v Ukraine - 70th minute substitute (6)

Failed to make the impact he did against Sweden and saw little of the ball.

ASTON VILLA

Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Played 90 minutes (5)

Was perhaps slow to react to Mario Mandzukic's third-minute header, but could do little about Croatia's other goals.

0-4 v Spain - Played 90 minutes (4)

Directly responsible for two of Spain's goals and partly at fault for the fourth, he looked uneasy throughout. High balls have never been his forte but even his shot-stopping has suffered.

0-2 v Italy - Played 90 minutes (6)

A miserable end to the tournament which has seen Given ship a total of nine goals.

Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Played 90 minutes (5)

Such a hero for Ireland in qualifying, but the centre-back went to pieces along with the rest of his defence.

0-4 v Spain - Played 90 minutes (4)

Predictably, Spain ran rings around the leaden-footed defender, who was left floundering for Fernando Torres's first and generally looked on in bewilderment at Spain's passing moves.

0-2 v Italy - Played 90 minutes (8)

A heroically battling performance from the centre-back, but it was too little, too late by far.

CHELSEA

Petr Cech (Czech Republic)

1-4 v Russia - Played 90 minutes (5)

Shipped as many goals in 90 minutes against Russia as he did in his last five Champions League knockout games.

2-1 v Greece - Played 90 minutes (5)

Produced an absolute howler to gift Greece a way back into the game, coming hesitantly for an easy ball, then letting it slip through his grasp.

1-0 v Poland - Played 90 minutes (6)

A decent first-half save from Boenisch as he bounced back after his blunder against Greece.

0-1 v Portugal - Played 90 minutes (9)

Kept his country in their quarter-final with a number of superb saves but was finally beaten by a Cristiano Ronaldo header after 79 minutes as Portugal progressed to the last four.

Raul Meireles (Portugal)

0-1 v Germany - Played 80 minutes (5)

Helped Portugal play well in spells against one of the favourites for the trophy, but did not shine.

3-2 v Denmark - Played 84 minutes (6)

Completed just 55 per cent of his passes against Denmark, who enjoyed the majority of the possession. Three shots from range all failed to test the keeper.

2-1 v Netherlands - Played 72 minutes (6)

A steady showing from the midfielder, who completed 95 per cent of his passes as Portugal overran the Dutch midfield.

1-0 v Czech Republic - Played 90 minutes (7)

Though incredibly wasteful when shooting himself, the midfielder created a number of good chances for his team-mates as they gradually wore down their opponents.

Fernando Torres (Spain)

1-1 v Italy - 73rd minute substitute, booked (5)

Looked bright and energetic after coming off the bench, but missed two clear chances.

4-0 v Ireland - Played 74 minutes, scored twice (8)

His best game in a Spain shirt for nearly two years, Torres responded to the challenge of a starting berth with two well-taken goals. Was a threat throughout.

1-0 v Croatia - Played 61 minutes (5)

A lacklustre performance that convinced coach Vicente del Bosque to withdraw his only striker and replace him with a midfielder.

Juan Mata (Spain)

1-1 v Italy - Did not play

4-0 v Ireland - Did not play

1-0 v Croatia - Did not play

Florent Malouda (France)

1-1 v England - Played 85 minutes (6)

A patchy performance from the Chelsea man, who never really convinced in a more central role. His use of the ball was unimpressive and he was rarely a threat to the England defence.

2-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

0-2 v Sweden - 59th minute substitute (6)

Brought on soon after Sweden went in front, but was no more effective than the men on the field as Les Bleus slipped to a disappointing defeat.

Ashley Cole (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (6)

Was not the busiest member of the England back four with Nasri often drifting to the centre from the right, but coped well when called upon in his usual unfussy style.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (6)

Not the most comfortable evening for Cole. A rare misjudgement from a long ball hinted at a below-par performance and he duly delivered. Still, neither goal was his fault and he did cope well with Larsson on the right of the Sweden midfield.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (6)

Misjudged a bouncing ball and was fortunate that Gusev did not punish him early on. Cole looked somewhat out of sorts in a nervous, rather insipid first half for England but along with his side improved in the second.

John Terry (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (7)

A typically robust performance from the former captain in the first half as he took one pass away from Benzema with an outstretched leg and made his presence felt in the box.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (6)

Was typically alert as he cut out a number of Sweden passes in the final third, but suffered one nervy moment when appearing to lose all pace altogether and being overtaken by Ibrahimovic in Sweden’s right channel. Should have scored when heading at Isaksson from close range.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (7)

Another fine performance from one of England's best players at the tournament. He helped repel a succession of Ukraine attacks but should have done better with a header at the other end. His crucial moment came when, having been exposed in the build-up, he cleared from under the bar, even if the match officials failed to spot it had already crossed the line.

EVERTON

Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)

3-1 v Republic of Ireland - Played 72 minutes, scored one goal (8)

Continued his fantastic club form with a chip over Given that took the game away from Ireland.

1-1 v Italy - Played 83 minutes (6)

Found it harder against the Italians but was lively anyway. Had an enthralling battle with Daniele De Rossi, and made one poor decision to cut the ball back when he should have shot.

0-1 v Spain - 66th minute substitute, booked (6)

Dropped to the bench for the first time in the tournament, and could not make an impact from the bench.

Darron Gibson (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Did not play

0-4 v Spain - Did not play

0-2 v Italy - Did not play

John Heitinga (Netherlands)

0-1 v Denmark - Played 90 minutes (5)

Culpable for Denmark's goal by Michael Krohn-Dehli which now gives the Dutch a mountain to climb in the 'Group of Death'.

1-2 v Germany - Played 90 minutes (5)

Another disappointing performance from the defender who has had such a good season for his club.

1-2 v Portugal - Did not play

Leighton Baines (England)

1-1 v France - Did not play

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play

1-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

FULHAM

Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Played 90 minutes (5)

The winger made a name for himself the last time Ireland were at a major finals, but against Croatia he underwhelmed like so many of his team-mates.

0-4 v Spain - Played 76 minutes (6)

Probably one of Ireland's better players on the night, he worked tirelessly in midfield but was let down by his team's woeful defending.

0-2 v Italy - Played 90 minutes (6)

Captained his country in honour of his 100th cap, but could not lead the Boys In Green home with a result that restored pride.

Stephen Kelly (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Did not play

0-4 v Spain - Did not play

0-2 v Italy - Did not play

LIVERPOOL

Daniel Agger (Denmark)

1-0 v Netherlands - Played 90 minutes (8)

It's difficult to say the Agger was a defensive colossus when the Dutch had nigh on 30 shots, bet he helped Denmark to a clean sheet and a vital win.

1-2 v Portugal - Played 90 minutes (7)

A couple of poor touches and passes in the second half almost led to Portugal re-opening their two-goal lead.

1-2 v Germany - Played 90 minutes (6)

Not personally culpable for either of Germany's goals, as Denmark's defence failed as a unit.

Pepe Reina (Spain)

1-1 v Italy - Did not play

4-0 v Ireland - Did not play

1-0 v Croatia - Did not play

Glen Johnson (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (6)

Had plenty of the ball and looked to get forward when not tied up with the responsibility of dealing with Franck Ribery.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (5)

Made one crucial interception to prevent Ibrahimovic getting a shot away in the first half and provided a useful outlet when venturing down the right, but he played Mellberg onside before scoring an own goal and had a difficult night at the back.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (5)

Exposed far too frequently by the runs of Konoplyanka, his impact at both ends of the field was somewhat limited. However, Johnson pulled himself together after the break and showed renewed poise as the tie wore on.

Martin Kelly (England)

1-1 v France - Did not play

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play

1-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

Jordan Henderson (England)

1-1 v France - 78th minute substitute (6)

The man called from the standby list to replace Gareth Barry didn't put a foot wrong after his introduction but neither did he make an appreciable impact on the game.

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play

1-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

Steven Gerrard (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (7)

A lovely set-piece assist for Joleon Lescott's goal, but otherwise the England's captain main work was putting in a disciplined performance in a more defensive capacity.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (7)

Another quite brilliant assist for the England captain as he picked out Carroll with a glorious diagonal ball from the right side, but otherwise had a quiet night in Kiev before passing up a great chance to score in injury time. Still, his contribution over two games has been invaluable.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (7)

England’s captain was a threat once again with his nicely-flighted free-kicks and did fantastically well when creating the goal following a corner. Gerrard’s delivery has been central to England’s success and here it was matched by his all-round game.

Stewart Downing (England)

1-1 v France - Did not play

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play

1-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

Andy Carroll (England)

1-1 v France - Did not play

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (8)

Completely justified his selection ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Gave Sweden’s defence no pause when throwing his large frame around and scored an exceptional header. His link-up play was also impressive, though he gave away a silly foul for Sweden’s first goal.

1-0 v Ukraine - 82nd minute substitute (6)

Proved a menace in his short time on the pitch when fighting for every aerial ball.

MANCHESTER CITY

Nigel de Jong (Netherlands)

0-1 v Denmark - Played 71 minutes (5)

Was sacrificed for the final quarter of the game as Bert van Marwijk tried to add some cutting edge into his misfiring team.

1-2 v Germany - Played 90 minutes, booked (5)

The midfield enforcer had little answer to the attacking prowess of Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

1-2 v Portugal - Played 90 minutes (6)

The only defensively-minded midfielder in the Dutch side with Mark van Bommel dropped, De Jong was hopelessly outnumbered.

Mario Balotelli (Italy)

1-1 v Spain - Played 56 minutes, booked (5)

Some wonderfully impudent moments mixed with petulant tantrums and the inexplicable decision to slow down when running clean through on goal? That's our Mario.

1-1 v Croatia - Played 70 minutes (6)

Won the free-kick from which Andrea Pirlo scored, had a couple of efforts saved, and fired one great low shot just wide. Also guilty of a few rash moments with and without the ball, and looked sulk when subbed off.

2-0 v Ireland - 75th minute substitute, scored one goal (7)

Came off the bench and scored a wonderfully agile overhead kick from a corner, then celebrated in typically moody fashion.

David Silva (Spain)

1-1 v Italy - Played 65 minutes (7)

Part of Spain's three-man, striker-less front role, the playmaker indulged in some wonderful flashes of tiki taka and set up Cesc Fabregas's goal with a wonderful through ball.

4-0 v Ireland - Played 90 minutes, scored (8)

Always a delight to watch, Silva got on the scoresheet with an easy low finish after Shay Given gifted the ball to the playmaker. Also set up Torres's second.

1-0 v Croatia - 73rd substitute (5)

Was not able to exert his usual influence in his short cameo off the bench, but the main point was that he is rested for the knockout phase.

Gael Clichy (France)

1-1 v England - Did not play

2-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (7)

Picked ahead of Patrice Evra and kept the new Ukraine star Andriy Yarmolenko pretty quiet.

0-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (6)

Again preferred to Evra. Kept back in a cautious French performance, but on the rare occasions he did venture forward his crossing was a threat.

Samir Nasri (France)

1-1 v England - Played 90 minutes, scored one goal (8)

His use of the ball was largely exemplary and a lovely goal was just reward for an excellent first half in which he found space with regularity in the centre and to the right.

2-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (7)

Less of a factor than against England in a slightly deeper role but composed in possession.

0-2 v Sweden - Played 77 minutes (6)

A bright enough start but dallied in possession for too long at times and, in a microcosm of his tournament so far, grew less effective as the game went on.

Joe Hart (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (7)

Hart looked nervous early on when flapping at the ball a couple of times but reverted to type with a stunning save to keep out a header from Alou Diarra.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (6)

There were none of the nerves that marked the start of his performance against France and Hart could not be faulted for either Sweden goal. Otherwise he coped well with everything Sweden threw at him – mostly shots from range.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (6)

Must rue the inability of the players in front of him to hold onto possession, but largely could not be faulted in his own contribution. Made a crucial stop to prevent Devic from scoring when through on goal, even if the ball crossed the line before Terry cleared, though was rather less convincing when palming out an effort from Konoplyanka.

Joleon Lescott (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes, scored one goal (8)

Scored the opening goal with a firm header and formed a solid enough partnership with Terry at the heart of the England defence.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (6)

Was acceptable on an individual level, but as part of a defensive collective will not be pleased with either of the Sweden goals or the overall nature of the performance. The Manchester City defender is gradually improving his partnership with Terry at the heart of the England defence but work remains to be done.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (7)

Impressive again at the back. His finest moment came with 15 minutes remaining when he stuck out a boot to prevent Milevskiy from heading home from close range after Hart had saved from Konoplyanka’s fierce effort.

James Milner (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (5)

Guilty of a horrid miss after being played in by Young and rounding Hugo Lloris but was typically energetic, even if the ground he covered did not tally with the influence he had on the game.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 61 minutes (5)

Made little appreciable impact on the game on the right wing. Presumably told to aim a succession of crosses at the head of Carroll, the Manchester City midfielder struggled to get into the game before he was replaced by Walcott straight after the second goal, which came about as a result of his reckless tackle.

1-0 Ukraine - Played 70 minutes (7)

Selected ahead of Walcott despite the winger's impact against Sweden, Milner was virtually anonymous in the first half and failed to track back and help out Johnson - ostensibly the reason he got into the team ahead of the Arsenal man.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Anders Lindegaard (Denmark)

1-0 v Netherlands - Did not play

2-3 v Portugal - Did not play

1-2 v Germany - Did not play

Nani (Portugal)

0-1 v Germany - Played 90 minutes (6)

Recovered from injury in time to play the full match against Germany, but got no change out of Philipp Lahm.

3-2 v Denmark - Played 90 minutes (7)

Looked much fitter and sharper than the opener against Germany. Set up Postiga for Portugal's second with a lovely cross.

2-1 v Netherlands - Played 87 minutes (7)

Set up Cristiano Ronaldo for the winner which confirmed Portugal's path into the knockout phase.

1-0 v Czech Republic - Played 84 minutes (7)

Went close on a number of occasions and also caused problems with his delivery from wide on the right as Portugal made it into the semi-finals.

Patrice Evra (France)

1-1 v England - Played 90 minutes (6)

Never really tested by James Milner and looked comfortable for most of this contest.

2-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

0-2 v Sweden - Did not play

Phil Jones (England)

1-1 v France - Did not play

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play

1-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

Ashley Young (England)

1-1 v France - Played 90 minutes (6)

Unlucky not to get an assist when Milner failed to score from his cute through-ball. In the second half he became marginalised as England created little in the final third.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (5)

Slightly more influential out wide than through the centre – the role he was asked to play against France – Young nevertheless wasted one good opportunity when failing to square for Carroll and had another unconvincing night.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (5)

Again marginalised in an ineffectual performance, Young's form is cause for concern. He drifted in and out of the game on the left wing and failed to influence proceedings as he would have liked.

Danny Welbeck (England)

1-1 v France - Played 89 minutes (7)

Was often isolated up front, but whenever he did see the ball he justified his inclusion ahead of Andy Carroll with a purposeful performance.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (7)

Took his goal incredibly well with a backheeled volleyed flick from Walcott’s cross into the centre. Had initially struggled to make his presence felt but his strike was just reward for another encouraging performance at the sharp end of the England attack.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 82 minutes (6)

Far too isolated in a first half in which he completed just five passes, but the Manchester United forward grew into the contest and showed some nice touches when linking up with Rooney before his late removal for Carroll.

Wayne Rooney (England)

1-1 v France - Did not play (suspended)

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play (suspended)

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 87 minutes (7)

England had waited two games for their attacking talisman to return but he made a big error in the first half when failing to head home despite being well placed to meet a Young cross at the back post. That became redundant just three minutes into the second half when he headed home and Rooney was far more influential in his link-up play thereafter.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Tim Krul (Netherlands)

0-1 v Denmark - Did not play

1-2 Germany - Did not play

1-2 v Portugal - Did not play

Hatem Ben Arfa (France)

1-1 v England - 84th minute substitute (N/A)

Some nice touches from the Newcastle man but his introduction came too late.

2-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

0-2 v Sweden - Played 59 minutes (6)

Handed his first start of the tournament on the right of France's front three, but was often isolated as Les Bleus attacked down the left. Had a couple of shots from range, which both missed the mark.

Yohan Cabaye (France)

1-1 v England - Played 90 minutes (7)

The Newcastle midfielder was fortunate not to see yellow for a succession of fouls but caused England problems throughout, particularly from just outside the box.

2-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 minutes (8)

Scored a fine goal, and hit the post at the end of a dazzling passing move, but the Newcastle man's control of the game is what really impressed. His interplay with Samir Nasri, Jeremy Menez and Franck Ribery was a particular highlight from an impressive French win.

0-2 v Sweden - Did not play

STOKE CITY

Jonathan Walters (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - 54th minute substitute (6)

The burly forward was introduced soon after Ireland went 3-1 down, and was unable to add much to the Irish attack.

0-4 v Spain - Half-time substitute (5)

Had little impact after coming on as Spain hogged the ball, largely in Ireland's final third.

0-2 v Spain - 76th minute substitute (N/A)

A third appearance off the bench for Walters, who had an underwhelming tournament on the whole.

Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Played 90 minutes (5)

The Stoke midfielder was always going to look second best when going up against Luka Modric.

0-4 v Spain - Played 80 minutes (5)

Supposed to be Ireland's ball-playing central midfielder but barely touched it as Spain racked up a European Championship passing record.

0-2 v Italy - Played 90 minutes (7)

Competed well against the likes of Daniele De Rossi in the centre of the park.

SUNDERLAND

Keiren Westwood (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Did not play

0-4 v Spain - Did not play

0-2 v Italy - Did not play

John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Played 90 minutes (5)

The veteran defender did not make a single tackle against Croatia as Ireland's reliable defence crumbled.

0-4 v Spain - Played 90 minutes (4)

Simply could not cope with Spain's overlapping and switching wide players, looked cumbersome and hapless at times.

0-2 v Italy - Played 90 minutes, booked (6)

Another Irishman who had a tournament to forget, O'Shea was culpable at least in part for both of Italy's goals.

James McClean (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Did not play

0-4 v Spain - 76th-minute substitute (6)

Was given little time to make an impact on a game long lost.

0-2 v Italy - Did not play

Sebastian Larsson (Sweden)

1-2 v Ukraine - Played 68 minutes (6)

Often a peripheral figure, Larsson did not contribute anywhere near as much as some other of his attacking team-mates.

2-3 v England - Played 90 minutes (6)

His free-kick contributed in Olof Mellberg’s second goal but largely stifled by Ashley Cole in open play.

2-0 v France - Played 90 minutes (8)

Ended his tournament on a high by lashing in a volley to wrap up a comprehensive victory over France.

SWANSEA CITY

Michel Vorm (Netherlands)

0-1 v Denmark - Did not play

1-2 v Germany - Did not play

1-2 v Portugal - Did not play

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Luka Modric (Croatia)

3-1 v Republic of Ireland - Played 90 minutes, booked (7)

The little magician was simply a cut above against Ireland's midfield pairing of Glenn Whelan and Keith Andrews.

1-1 v Italy - Played 90 minutes (7)

Pulled the strings from deep as he led Croatia's second-half fightback, a fightback that saw them control possession and unlucky not to win it.

0-1 v Spain - Played 90 minutes (8)

Up against Spain's famed midfielders, Modric was the best player on the pitch. His cross with the outside of the boot for Ivan Rakitic's header was sublime.

Rafael van der Vaart (Netherlands)

0-1 v Denmark - 71st minute substitute (6)

Replaced the far more defensively-minded Nigel de Jong but was unable to spark a comeback from the Dutch.

1-2 v Germany - 45th minute substitute (6)

The Dutch vice captain has been vocal in his dissatisfaction about being left on the bench, but had little influence after coming on at half-time.

1-2 Portugal - Played 90 minutes, scored one goal (7)

Justified his first start of the tournament with a lovely curling strike from range to give the Dutch an early lead that they could not hold on to.

Vedran Corluka (Croatia)

3-1 v Republic of Ireland - Played 90 minutes (6)

The utility man is on the look-out for a new club, and put himself in the shop window with a consummate defensive performance.

1-1 v Italy - Played 90 minutes (6)

Solid and unfussy, made some timely interventions in the air.

0-1 v Spain - Played 90 minutes, booked (7)

Should have had a penalty in the final minutes but was denied by the referee. Moments later, Spain scored and Croatia were out.

Scott Parker (England)

1-1 v France - Played 78 minutes (6)

An archetypal Parker performance: full of running and throwing his body in the way of shots. Tired towards the end but initially did not want to come off.

3-2 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (6)

Denied by a fine save from Isaksson in the early stages, Parker soon reverted to type as a spoiler in midfield and performed the role well. Got a bit lost as the game grew frantic in the second half but was a steady presence overall.

1-0 v Ukraine - Played 90 mintues (7)

Produced a typically excellent block in a performance that did not divert a fraction from the norm; Parker even earned raucous cheers for blocking a cross with his face in the closing stages. Extracted every ounce of sweat as he refused to stop running.

Jermain Defoe (England)

1-1 v France - 77th minute substitute (6)

Didn't get the solitary chance he sometimes needs to transform a game as England failed to play him in.

3-2 v Sweden - Did not play

1-0 v Ukraine - Did not play

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - 55th minute substitute (6)

One shot from range which was off target was not nearly enough to salvage a result for the Irish.

0-4 v Spain - Played 45 minutes (5)

Forced a decent second-minute save from Iker Casillas with a shot from the edge of the box, but barely touched the ball afterwards as he was deployed in an unfamiliar deeper role.

0-2 v Italy - 86th minute siubstitute (N/A)

Given the dubious pleasure of coming on for the final four minutes of Ireland's torrid campaign.

Shane Long (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - 74th minute substitute (6)

By the time Long came on, the game was already well beyond Ireland.

0-4 v Spain - Did not play

0-2 v Italy - 65th minute substitute (6)

The forward was not lacking in effort, but could not make a difference as Ireland crashed out.

Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)

1-3 v Croatia - Played 90 minutes, booked (6)

Peppered the Croatian goal with several shots throughout the game but was comfortably outclassed.

0-4 v Spain - Played 90 minutes (6)

Probably Ireland's best player in that he put in a lot of tackles and worked hard to close the midfield down, but was partly at fault for Cesc Fabregas's goal.

0-2 v Italy - Played 89 minutes, sent off (6)

For what it's worth, Andrews was perhaps Ireland's best player in Poland and Ukraine, but his tournament ended in ignominy as he reacted angrily to a harsh sending off.

Jonas Olsson (Sweden)

1-2 v Ukraine - Did not play

2-3 v England - Played 90 minutes (5)

Andy Carroll proved a real headache for the Baggies defender and was also turned by Danny Welbeck on a few occasions.

2-0 v Sweden - Played 90 minutes (8)

The task of marking Karim Benzema was harder on paper than it proved on the night, but he still did a solid job in combination with Olof Mellberg of stifling French attacks.