World Cup 2010 - England player ratings
GK-Robert Green 8 (off 46 mins) - The West Ham skipper made a string of fine saves to thwart the visitors on numerous occasions in the first half. His stops from Guillermo Franco and Carlos Vela were both inspired and he could not have done more.
RB-Glen Johnson 9 - Like every England defender the right-back had a few shaky moments early on, but he was increasingly assured and provided a great deal of pace and drive going forward. Johnson capped a superb second half with a stunning strike, and was the official man-of-the-match.
CB-Ledley King 7 - The imposing defender marked his return to the international fold with a headed goal to get England on their way and, despite fleeting moments of uncertainty at the back, was a commanding presence at the heart of England's defence.
CB-Rio Ferdinand 6 (off 46 mins) - The England skipper was withdrawn at the break with his status assured in Fabio Capello's mind, but he could not prevent Franco's goal on the stroke of half-time and did not enjoy one of his better games.
LB-Leighton Baines 4 - The Everton left-back did not cover himself in glory as he was horribly exposed on numerous occasions by Ricardo Osorio and later Pablo Barrera - Stephen Warnock will be hoping that Baines's shoddy showing may open the door for him to secure the second left-back spot.
RM-Theo Walcott 7 (off 77 mins) - It was a typical performance from the Arsenal winger: bags of pace but a disappointing end product. Wayne Rooney was left incredibly frustrated by Walcott's propensity to create an opening then misplace the final ball.
CM-Michael Carrick 6 (off 62 mins) - The Manchester United midfielder turned out a competent but pretty subdued display at the heart of midfield and, while his place in the 23-man squad may be likely, he did not distinguish himself.
CM-James Milner 7 (off 85 mins) - A central berth in midfield brought out a typically tireless all-action display from the Aston Villa man, who will have impressed Capello again with his work-rate and versatility.
LM-Steven Gerrard 8 - The vice-captain came into his own when handed the armband from Ferdinand at half-time, and his display after the break, bursting from deep and combining with Defoe and Rooney, was superb.
FW-Peter Crouch 7 (on 46 mins) - Another game, another goal. Crouch continues to prove to Capello that he has a knack of scoring at international level and, despite being withdrawn at half-time, made his mark once more.
FW-Wayne Rooney 7 - The forefront of everything going forward, Rooney linked the play and gave another consummate display in attack. The Manchester United striker was unfortunate not to have had better service after making some fine runs, and was left frustrated on numerous occasions.
GK-Joe Hart 7 (on 46 mins) - The Manchester City keeper was an assured presence after replacing Green at half-time and, although he did not have to make any particularly outstanding saves, he proved again that he can be called upon to deliver a solid display.
DF-Jamie Carragher 6 (on 46 mins) - The Liverpool defender was asked to play at the heart of England's back four in the second half, and he repelled Vela and Dos Santos whenever he was required to in a more secure period for the hosts.
MF-Aaron Lennon 7 (on 77 mins) - The Spurs winger was only given 13 minutes in which to impress, but he tore into Mexico, wreaking havoc with a flurry of piercing, pacey runs. Lennon looked set to score late on, only for a cynical challenge from Francisco Rodriguez to deny him the chance to.
MF-Tom Huddlestone 6 (on 62 mins) - It was a pretty subdued display from Huddlestone, who was given just under half an hour to show Capello what he can do, but made little impression from midfield.
MF-Adam Johnson 6 (on 85 mins) - Johnson was only afforded just over five minutes to grab the attention from the left wing, but he produced one searing run into the Mexico box late on, only to lose his footing at the last moment.
FW-Jermain Defoe 7 (on 46 mins) - Given the entire second half, Defoe linked up superbly with Rooney and gave an unselfish performance in which he laid on passes for most notably Gerrard and Lennon to good effect.