​Three games, two defeats and one solitary goal does not make for good reading. 


But that's how England's defence of the SheBelieves Cup panned out, as what had once been coined the 'World Cup hangover' now appears to be a permanent state of lack of cohesiveness, lethargy and underperformance.


England lost 2-0 to world champions the USA, beat Japan 1-0, before suffering a ​1-0 defeat to Spain, meaning it's now just three wins in 11 for Phil Neville's side.


But despite a disappointing showing at a tournament that last year had offered so much hope heading into the 2019 World Cup, there are still positives to be drawn from England's 2020 SheBelieves Cup campaign.


The Emergence of Youth

Kelley O'Hara,Lauren Hemp

England's biggest plus from the opening two games was the performance of ​Lauren Hemp. Fearless, exciting and rapid, the 19-year-old was more than happy to run at USA centurion Kelley O'Hara time and time again, recreating the sort of performances Manchester City fans have become accustomed to seeing on a weekly basis.


Hemp was a thorn in the side of the Japan defence during England's 1-0 victory, with her pace wreaking havoc. On the opposite flank, 22-year-old Chloe Kelly was quieter, but really made a nuisance of herself from the bench against Spain. 


The Everton winger was a much needed injection of energy and skill when she was introduced in the second half, and looked the player most likely to break the deadlock.


The Performance of Millie Bright

Millie Bright

Millie Bright was one of the standout performers from England's 2017 European Championships campaign, but failed to hit those heights during the 2019 World Cup with a handful of shaky moments at the back.


However, her performances in a ​Chelsea shirt never wavered, and Bright produced her best at the SheBelieves. She was solid defensively, and composed when carrying the ball out from the back on numerous occasions, with Bright's technical ball playing ability often overlooked. 


The Lionesses looked vulnerable when she was substituted at half time against Spain - although the backline did come up against a stronger Spain side in the second half.


The Return of Jordan Nobbs

Jordan Nobbs

Having been sorely missed at the World Cup, Jordan Nobbs made her long awaited return to the England squad following her ACL injury layoff in the Autumn friendlies.


The ​Arsenal midfielder was still returning to form and fitness at the back end of 2019, but at the SheBelieves Cup she put in two commanding displays against Japan and Spain to suggest that pre-ACL injury Jordan Nobbs is back.


Nobbs played as a number 8 against Japan, before moving slightly higher up into the 10 role against Spain, but was England's creative driving force in both games. From a delicate flick to trigger a counter attack against Japan, to numerous gut busting runs into the box, the midfielder provided energy and quality in equal measure. 


The Goalkeeping Strength in Depth

GK Carly Telford

​Man City's Ellie Roebuck has been the WSL's outstanding goalkeeper this season​, and it was more of the same from the 20-year-old against Japan. She kept a clean sheet, demonstrating her shot stopping ability with a fine stretching save in the first half.


Carly Telford was in between the sticks against Spain and the USA, and put in two superb displays. The Chelsea stopper is renowned for her prowess with her feet, but pulled off numerous saves from point blank range in both games, and was unfortunate to be on the losing side on both occasions.


To have two excellent goalkeeping options ahead of next summer's Euros is huge for England.


The Versatility of Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson

Despite playing primarily as a centre half for Arsenal, Williamson featured at right back ​and as a holding midfielder in England's three games, and looked particularly at home in the latter.


The 22-year-old has played in the number four role for Arsenal, but this was her first outing there for her country. Her composure and vision makes Williamson fit the mould of Phil Neville's ideal holding midfielder, with the technically gifted Keira Walsh a real favourite of his in the deep midfield role.


During the intense fixture schedule of a major tournament, having Walsh play every minute is a demanding ask, especially given her age. With Williamson looking more than capable of slotting in there, the depth of options for Neville is a big plus for the Lionesses.