Wembley Stadium - London 15/10/2013 - 21:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

England - Poland
2-0
 

England - Poland 2-0 - 15/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Rooney, Gerrard book England's World Cup place

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.00CET
Rooney, Gerrard book England's World Cup place
Steven Gerrard wheels away after sealing England's qualification ©Getty Images

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard secured England victory against Poland on a tense night at Wembley – and a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as Group H winners.

Almost 40 years to the day since the heroics of Jan Tomaszewski earned Poland a draw here – a result that booked the visitors a berth at the 1974 finals at their opponents' expense – Rooney's 41st-minute intervention and Gerrard's late clincher ensured history did not repeat itself.

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Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 12:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

England
Poland

2

Goals scored

0

24

Total attempts

8

9

Attempts on target

2

9

off target

3

7

blocked

2

1

against woodwork

0

17

Corners

4

1

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    88
    Gerrard (England) scores!
  • Substitution
    86
    Milner (in) - Townsend (out) (England)
  • Substitution
    82
    Wilshere (in) - Sturridge (out) (England)
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Rooney (England) is booked.

See also

  • England

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Italy, 14 June 2014, 1-2
  • Poland

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