PLAYER RATINGS: Mason Mount showed his quality to unlock the door

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England put a frustrating first half behind them to sweep Hungary aside 4-0 in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier.

Gareth Southgate’s men showed a solid backbone and attacking threat on a perfect night for the Three Lions.

Here, Sportsmail’s Sami Mokbel delivers his player ratings for the England stars.

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Jordan Pickford – A virtual spectator as his team-mates controlled the game from start to finish. The Everton man won’t be complaining. 6

Kyle Walker – Was the best right-back at the Euros and excelled again. His defence-splitting pass should have been dispatched by Kane. 7

John Stones – One dicey moment in the first half, but the Manchester City man was relatively untroubled in the Hungarian capital. 7

Harry Maguire – Hardly broke a sweat as England dominated possession throughout. A calming influence at the back and got on the scoresheet. 7.5

Luke Shaw – A small positional error in the first half was a minor blot on an otherwise eye-catching performance. His delivery from wide was threatening. 7

Kalvin Phillips – Diligent in England’s engine room. Kept things ticking over and snuffed out any danger as the host’s threatened to counter. 7

Declan Rice – Patrolled the midfielder area with confidence. Did the job that was asked of him and scored his second England goal. Booked. 7

Mason Mount – His quality on the ball was there for all to see again. Unlocked the door for England’s first and had a hand in their second. 8

Raheem Sterling – England’s main man once again. It’s now sixteen goals in 24 appearances at international level…and another assist to boot. 8.5

Harry Kane – Scored an obligatory goal but missed a glut of chances to in crease his international goal tally. Will surely be rested for Andorra. 7.5

Jack Grealish – Dealt some rough treatment by the opposition but the £100m man recovered to play a key goal in the opener and set up England’s fourth. 7.5

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Subs: Lingard (Mount 84); Henderson (Rice 88); Saka (Grealish 88)

Subs: Trippier, Johnstone, Pope, Mings, Coady, Alexander-Arnold, James, Bellingham, Bamford.

Gareth Southgate: His team carried out the game plan to an absolute tee to take a giant step towards World Cup qualification. 8

Hungary (343): Gulasci 5; Kecskes 6, Orban 7.5, At. Szalai 6; Bolla 6 (R. Varga 70, 5), Kleinheisler 6 (Gazdag 83), Schafer 6, Fiola 6; Salai 6 (Salloi 66, 5), Ad. Szalai 5.5, Szoboszlai 5.5. Subs: Dibusz, Bogdan, Lang, Cseri, Varga,, Tamas, Hahn, Schon, Nikolic. Booking: Bolla, Orban

Marco Rossi: 6

Referee: Cunyet Cakir (TUR): Had to stay alert to some roughhouse treatment by the Hungarians – particularly on Grealish. 6.5

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