Harry Kane smashed residence a long-range ‘knuckleball’ objective, however Damian Szymanski’s late equaliser ensured England solely drew 1-1 with Poland on Wednesday evening.
The Three Lions confronted a troublesome activity heading to Warsaw for the World Cup qualifier and in the end had been unable to retain their 100 per cent file in Group I.
Earlier than the match, Robert Lewandowski led his Poland facet in pointing to the RESPECT badges on their shirt sleeves whereas a few of their followers booed England for taking the knee.
On the pitch, England struggled to dictate the tempo as that they had finished in current outings.
Poland appeared good in possession with Lewandowski coming near lifting the ball over Pickford on the half-hour mark.
John Stones went down injured 10 minutes earlier than the interval however continued after therapy.
The half resulted in disarray as the 2 units of gamers clashed following the referee’s half-time whistle which resulted in Harry Maguire and Kamil Glik being booked.
Maguire hit the put up with a header solely to see the offside flag go up in opposition to Raheem Sterling as England nonetheless struggled to create clear-cut probabilities.
The impasse was lastly damaged by Kane, who moved onto 41 objectives for his nation with a high-quality long-range strike which caught out Wojciech Szczesny.
“I feel Szczesny will likely be actually disenchanted with that,” Stuart Pearce reacted on talkSPORT commentary.
However Jim Proudfoot added: “It was like a Jimmy Anderson in-swinger with a brand new ball.
“The knuckleball left Szczesny with no likelihood.”
In the long run, the objective didn’t show definitive as Szymanski’s stoppage-time header snatched some extent for Poland.
Gareth Southgate’s males nonetheless sit high of the qualifying group with 16 factors, whereas Albania sit second on 12 factors with Poland third on 11 factors.
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