National Stadium Warsaw - Warsaw 17/10/2012 - 17:00CET (17:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

Poland - England
1-1
 

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Poland's Glik pegs back England

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2012, 18.47CET
Poland 1-1 England
The hosts recovered from a Wayne Rooney opener to earn their fifth point in qualifying Group H courtesy of Kamil Glik's 70th-minute header in Warsaw.
by Wayne Harrison
Poland's Glik pegs back England
Kamil Glik celebrates after scoring his second international goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Poland
England

1

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

9

2

Attempts on target

1

7

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

4

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

9

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 23:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2012, 18.47CET

Poland's Glik pegs back England

Poland 1-1 England
The hosts recovered from a Wayne Rooney opener to earn their fifth point in qualifying Group H courtesy of Kamil Glik's 70th-minute header in Warsaw.

A second-half header from Kamil Glik earned Poland a point against England in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H.

The defender's 70th-minute intervention was suitable reward for an industrious and enterprising display from the hosts, who had fallen behind just after the half-hour mark to Wayne Rooney's third international goal in five days. England, now a point clear at the top of the section, will cede the initiative in the group if second-placed Montenegro defeat San Marino on 14 November.

A match which was delayed for 20 hours was slow in producing goalscoring opportunities of substance. Busy down both flanks, Poland fashioned a couple of half-chances inside the first 15 minutes, with Kamil Grosicki missing his kick from Glik's cut-back and Joe Hart whipping the ball off Ludovic Obraniak's toes following Łukasz Piszczek's pass infield.

Robert Lewandowski, seeking his first international goal since the opening game of UEFA EURO 2012, then shrugged off Tom Cleverley and flashed a shot wide before the visitors to Warsaw took a somewhat surprise lead.

Steven Gerrard – winning his 99th cap – battled his way into the penalty area to secure a corner, which the captain took from the England left. Rooney, having lost marker Piszczek, headed past Przemysław Tytoń via a deflection off the right-back.

If Waldemar Fornalik's side felt aggrieved to be behind, they responded positively in a strong start to the second half. Only the vigilance of Glen Johnson, after Phil Jagielka had failed to cut out Grosicki's cross, cleared the danger as Lewandowski prepared to pounce. Obraniak then warmed Hart's fingertips with a long-range shot.

With Rooney dropping deep, leaving Jermain Defoe up front on his own, and Roy Hodgson's team not retaining possession, the traffic was becoming one way. Piszczek was the next to threaten when he struck a half-volley wide of Hart's left-hand post.

After a brief period of respite for England in which Rooney fired over from substitute Danny Welbeck's pass, the equaliser Poland had been threatening arrived with 20 minutes remaining as Glik beat Joleon Lescott and Hart to head in Obraniak's right-wing corner.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

England

England

22Przemysław Tytoń (GK)1Joe Hart (GK)
2Kamil Glik
Yellow Card64
Goal70
2Glen Johnson
7Eugen Polanski
Yellow Card11
3Ashley Cole
Yellow Card38
8Grzegorz Krychowiak4Steven Gerrard (C)
9Robert Lewandowski5Phil Jagielka
10Ludovic Obraniak
Substitution90
6Joleon Lescott
13Paweł Wszołek
Substitution63
7James Milner
14Jakub Wawrzyniak8Michael Carrick
21Kamil Grosicki
Substitution83
9Jermain Defoe
Substitution67
26Łukasz Piszczek10Wayne Rooney
Goal31
Substitution73
27Marcin Wasilewski (C)11Tom Cleverley

Substitutes

1Tomasz Kuszczak (GK)13John Ruddy (GK)
12Łukasz Skorupski (GK)23Fraser Forster (GK)
3Grzegorz Wojtkowiak12Kyle Walker
4Marcin Komorowski14Leighton Baines
6Ariel Borysiuk
Substitution90
15Gary Cahill
11Rafał Murawski16Ryan Shawcross
17Arkadiusz Milik
Substitution83
17Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Substitution73
18Adrian Mierzejewski
Substitution63
18Jonjo Shelvey
19Waldemar Sobota19Aaron Lennon
20Arkadiusz Piech20Adam Johnson
24Damien Perquis21Andy Carroll
25Artur Sobiech22Danny Welbeck
Substitution67

Coach

Waldemar Fornalik (POL) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)

Fourth official

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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