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90' + 3'
D. Szymański
Yellow Card
90' + 2'
D. Szymański
R. Lewandowski
1 - 1
K. Linetty
Yellow Card
T. Puchacz
Yellow Card
H. Kane
K. Walker
0 - 1

Match Stats

36% 63%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 312 535
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 England ENG England 6 5 1 0 18 2 +16 16 D W W W W
2 Albania ALB Albania 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 12 W W L W L
3 Poland POL Poland 6 3 2 1 19 8 +11 11 D W W L W
4 Hungary HUN Hungary 6 3 1 2 12 10 +2 10 W L L W W
5 Andorra AND Andorra 6 1 0 5 4 14 -10 3 L L W L L
6 San Marino SMR San Marino 6 0 0 6 1 24 -23 0 L L L L L


Final Tournament


It's a sobering end to the international break for England, then, who still have work to do to secure World Cup qualification. Both they and Poland will believe they can secure their progression from Group I in a few weeks' time. That's all for now. Goodbye!
England stay top of Group I, four points ahead of Albania having dropped their first points in the group. Southgate's team should still win this group comfortably but this result will remind them their job isn't quite done yet. Poland are third, just a point behind Albania. A second-placed finish is realistic for them, and this draw will give them belief they can achieve it.
Poland hold England in Warsaw after two goals in the last 20 minutes. England will be disappointed not to have won this, having edged a tight game and worked hard to grab a late lead through Kane. Szymanski's injury-time goal will frustrate the visitors but Poland deserved the draw and will take hope from having salvaged one.
D. Szymański
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Szymanski's booked for ripping his shirt off as he celebrated the goal. You can't blame him.
R. Lewandowski
90' + 2' That was a beautiful assist by Lewandowski who has proven irrepressible. There's jubiliation here in Warsaw at what could be a vital goal for Poland.
D. Szymański
90' + 2' GOAL! POLAND 1-1 ENGLAND! Poland snatch an equaliser in stoppage time to keep their World Cup hopes alive! Linetty's snap shot from the edge of the box is blocked. Lewandowski picks up the pieces and floats in a cross that Szymanski heads into the bottom right corner from close range!
90' Poland enjoy a decent spell of possession as we enter four minutes of added time. Frankowski fires in a cross from the right and it rebounds to Pickford off Mount's arm. There's no hint of a penalty.
88' Shaw bombs down the left to fire in a cross. Dawidowicz is in the right place to block it though. Bednarek sends the ball forward and Lewandowski masters it beautifully to cut onto his right foot and curl a shot inches over the top right corner.
86' Kane turns on the ball and tries to roll Sterling in down the right but the pass has too much power on it. Poland would surely love to put more pressure on England now but the visitors are largely succeeding at keeping things under control.
84' Szczesny easily claims Rice's blocked shot as it loops up to him. England have by no means been at their best here, especially in the second half, but they're getting the job done at the moment.
83' England don't want that Pickford moment to make them jittery all of a sudden. Pickford looks to regain his composure quickly, rushing out of his goal to shepherd the ball out of play with Rybus racing after it.
81' Pickford almost hands Poland a calamitous equaliser! The England goalkeeper takes too long to take a goal-kick and Swiderski wafts a speculative foot at it. It ends up hitting the Polish striker and nearly rebounds into the net. Pickford scrambles back just in time to pick the ball up before it crosses the line.
M. Rybus
T. Puchacz
80' Puchacz also heads off. Rybus will replace him on Poland's left.
P. Frankowski
K. Jóźwiak
80' Jozwiak's game is also over. The Lens midfielder Frankowski comes on for him.
M. Helik
K. Glik
80' Here come those Polish changes. Helik replaces Glik first.
K. Linetty
Yellow Card
79' Linetty becomes Poland's fourth booked player by kicking Kane as the striker looks to burst away from him.
78' Rice floats a crossfield pass to Walker who puts the ball straight into the box. Jozwiak brings it away and tries to drag Poland up the pitch but Mount's tracking back puts a stop to it.
T. Puchacz
Yellow Card
77' Puchacz picks up a yellow card for sliding in late on Sterling. Poland look to be preparing a few more changes now they need to chase the game.
76' Glik hobbles back to his feet down on the touchline. He should be able to continue. Meanwhile Puchacz puts in a decent ball for Swiderski. Pickford sees it coming though and smothers the chance.
74' England have done the hard work in gaining the lead. They now need to hold onto it. Kane and Glik go for an aerial ball and both end up crumpled on the turf. Kane is soon back on his feet but Klik looks rather more stricken.
K. Walker
73' Walker claims the assist but that goal was all about Kane's strike. England have finally broken down Poland's stubborn defence.
H. Kane
72' GOAL! POLAND 0-1 ENGLAND! What a fabulous goal by Kane! England's captain follows Lewandowski's cue and decides to go for goal from some way out. The shot bends late, taking it away from Szczesny and into the net.  
70' Lewandowski picks up the ball outside the box and takes a few steps before goal before letting rip a low effort at goal. It's an easy save for Pickford.
D. Szymański
G. Krychowiak
68' Poland substitution. Szymanski replaces the booked Krychowiak who's marshalled Poland's midfield well.
67' Grealish tries to escape Jozwiak by beating him for pace around the outside but the wing-back holds firm. Grealish throws his arms up in frustration. He's still not quite as composed as his more experienced England teammates.
65' Poland have done a good job of nullifying England's attacking threat for a while and now decide to attack. Puchacz jinks past a few England defenders inside the box and lashes wide of the left-hand post. Lewandowski is caught offside seconds later.
K. Świderski
A. Buksa
63' Poland make their first change of the game. Swiderski replaces Buksa up front alongside Lewandowski.
61' Shaw's free-kick is better this time, aimed towards the far post. Maguire nods it back across goal and it hits the post with Sterling inches away from tapping it in. The offside flag goes straight up anyway.
G. Krychowiak
Yellow Card
60' Krychowiak sees yellow for his bad tackle on Grealish. Shaw will take the free-kick.
60' Grealish and Mount play a nice one-two down the left that almost unlocks the Polish defence. It doesn't though so England keep the ball. Krychowiak grows impatient and scythes Grealish down.
58' England win a corner down their left. Poland defend it well and the offside flag goes up as Grealish looks to float the ball back into the danger area.
56' England are continuing to push without making much progress. Sterling has a speculative effort blocked from the right of the box.
54' England get a free-kick in Poland's half. Shaw's delivery isn't the best though. Poland are still managing to hold England at arm's length, despite the latter's best efforts.
52' England are playing with a little more urgency now. Maguire ventures into Poland's half and feeds Shaw but the attack's cut out. Phillips intercepts and belts an effort towards goal that Szczesny catches easily.
50' Grealish feeds Sterling in the box who turns inside a Polish defender. Kane eventually arrives on the scene but it's too late for him to get a header at goal when Shaw crosses back in.
48' Sterling dallies in the penalty area and takes too long to cross, so Poland crowd him out. 
47' Both sides get chances as Buksa's shot from outside the box is blocked. Grealish beats Glik and fizzes in a low cross across the face of goal that evades everyone. England think Szczesny got a hand to it but he didn't.
46' England get the second half underway. Neither side has made changes at half-time.
It's a testament to the progress that England have made in recent years that they haven't looked like going behind. They've kept 11 clean sheets in their 14 games so far in 2021, their joint-most in a single year alongside 1966, and they're on track to beat that record here. However, Poland could still nick the win here if the visitors dare switch off.
It's all square between Poland and England at the break after a feisty first half in Warsaw. The game has been fairly balanced overall with England edging things in a positional sense but Poland have had slightly better chances. This game could swing either way, or not at all.
H. Maguire
Yellow Card
45' + 3' Maguire also receives a booking despite his protests. The referee points them both towards the dressing rooms. That'll be all for now.
K. Glik
Yellow Card
45' + 3' Glik is shown a yellow card for his role in the fracas.
45' + 2' Puchacz darts inside past Kane and is finally stopped by Mount unfairly. Stones clears the eventual free-kick. The half-time whistle blows and a melee starts between the players. This is unsavoury stuff. The referee eventually defuses the situation and calls back Glik and Maguire.
45' Grealish and Mount combine to work the ball to Shaw on the opposite side. Shaw's cross worries Poland and Phillips' follow-up shot is blocked. There'll be two additional minutes in this first half.
43' Shaw's free-kick wins England another corner. It doesn't cause Poland too many problems though.
41' Grealish is unhappy as he's caught by Krychowiak. Again, a free-kick is not forthcoming. The Manchester City man finally gets his wish seconds later though as he's impeded by Linetty. Grealish shoves Linetty and the referee lets him off.
39' Pickford claims a wayward Poland cross into the box. The energy of the opening half-hour or so of this match has disappeared a little.
37' Play finally resumes as Stones ventures back onto the pitch. 
35' Stones is in discomfort and puts the ball out of play to receive some treatment. England might have to think about making an early change here.
34' Phillips wins possession for England but Sterling can't find the right pass to Kane. England are looking fairly comfortable but haven't quite clicked in attack yet.
33' Sterling carries the ball upfield and goes down but the referee isn't interested. Puchacz looks to find Lewandowski with a cross in and Maguire is in the right place to head clear.
31' Moder goes for goal from way out and gets it all wrong, blazing high and wide. Poland are giving England as good as they've got at the moment.
29' Chance for Poland! Lewandowski drifts into the left-hand channel and looks to flick past Pickford with the outside of his boot. It's not the most powerful effort and Pickford is able to block.
28' Krychowiak turns Phillips to reach Walker's poor pass and ends up winning a foul as Kane closes him down.
26' Grealish latches onto Walker's ball over the top and is stopped in his tracks by Glik near the corner flag. Grealish wants a free-kick but he isn't getting it.
25' England are staying patient, biding their time for the right time to strike. The home fans whistle their disapproval.
23' England are starting to put their stamp on the game after a fairly even start. All Poland can do is sit back and defend for now.
22' The offside flag goes up against Kane as he activates to reach Sterling's flick-on.
21' Chance for England! Sterling beats Puchacz down the right and hangs up a cross for Kane at the far post. Kane gets his header unusually wrong though and Poland hook it away.
20' Krychowiak steals the ball from Kane. Poland have nowhere to go though. The first 20 minutes of this match have been very lively and easy on the eye.
18' Buksa stretches to beat Maguire to Puchacz's cross into the England box but is unable to connect with it. Up the other end, Mount bends an effort over the crossbar from the left of the box.
16' Poland manage to escape their half. Jozwiak tries to free Lewandowski with an pass over England's defence but the visitors are alive to the danger.
15' Grealish wins England's first corner of the game. Shaw fires it in towards Rice. It comes to Mount whose shot is blocked. Poland's counter fails and England come straight back. Poland are penned in for the time being.
14' Pickford gets down low at his near post to catch Moder's effort from near the byline after Lewandowski slipped the midfielder into the box. 
13' Shaw swings in the free-kick from the left. The second ball lands to Maguire who swipes at it but can't get a clean shot at goal. Poland clear.
11' Sterling is dispossessed to the right of Poland's box. Poland can't counter though and England win the ball straight back. Jozwiak is penalised for sliding in on Grealish. It's been a feisty start to the game.
10' Moder sends the ball over the top for Lewandowski who holds it up well. Poland can't get a shot away but their movement is promising early on.
9' Rice gallops down the left and tempts Krychowiak into a sliding tackle. Rice thinks he's won a corner but the decision goes Poland's way.
K. Phillips
Yellow Card
8' Phillips is booked for a fairly innocuous-looking challenge on Puchacz.
7' England see the corner out easily enough, blocking Glik's shot from the centre of the box. The visitors are having to pull their sleeves up and get stuck in straight away.
6' Poland are dictating much of the early play, egged on by the home fans. Rice concedes the first corner of the game, beating Krychowiak to a loose ball.
4' Poland's right wing-back Jozwiak flings a high cross into the penalty area. It's met by Puchacz on the far side of the box who slams a shot against Walker. England smuggle the ball away.
2' Contrary to pre-match reports, Poland have started in a 3-5-2 formation. Szczesny tries a throughball for Lewandowski who's offside.
1' England take the knee before kick-off, a gesture that doesn't go down entirely well with the home supporters. Poland get this game underway.
The two nations are out on the pitch at a packed PGE Narodawy. Both teams belt out their national anthems with gusto. Let's do this!
England have lost just one of their 20 matches against Poland in all competitions, beating the Poles 2-1 earlier this year at Wembley. However, five of the last seven meetings between the sides on Polish soil have ended in draws. A draw wouldn't be a bad result for either side, but England in particular will believe they can win this.
Sousa makes six changes to the Poland team that saw off San Marino so convincingly last time out. Bednarek, Glik and Krychowiak all come back into the starting line-up. England show their strength in depth by fielding a whole different 11 from the one that started against Andorra. 10 of them started the Euro 2020 final.
SUBS: Jordan Henderson, Bukayo Saka, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sam Johnstone, Reece James, Jude Bellingham, Kieran Trippier, Patrick Bamford, Conor Coady, Nick Pope, Jesse Lingard.
ENGLAND (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice; Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish; Harry Kane (c).
SUBS: Tomasz Kedziora, Bartosz Slisz, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Lukasz Skorupski, Karol Swiderski, Maciej Rybus, Nicola Zalewski, Michal Helik, Jakub Kaminski, Kamil Piatkowski, Bartlomiej Dragowski, Damian Szymanski.
POLAND (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Pawel Dawidowicz, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Tymoteusz Puchacz; Kamil Jozwiak, Karol Linetty, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jakub Moder; Adam Buksa, Robert Lewandowski (c).
Visiting Poland here are England who dispatched minnows Andorra 4-0 at Wembley in their last game. Five points clear at the top of Group I, Gareth Southgate's men are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions and look on track for automatic qualification. A victory here won't seal their place in Qatar, but it would take them one big step closer. 
After demolishing San Marino 7-1 last time out, Poland have won consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time since November last year. It's good timing for Paulo Sousa's team, who sit second in Group I currently and will want to firmly establish themselves in the group's top two.
Hello! Welcome to our live text commentary of this 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group I match between Poland and England at the PGE Narodowy, Warsaw.