Stadion Narodowy - 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

Lineups

Poland

Poland

England

England

22Tytoń (GK)1Hart (GK)
2Glik
64
70
2G. Johnson
7Polanski
11
3A. Cole
38
8Krychowiak4Gerrard (C)
9R. Lewandowski5Jagielka
10Obraniak
90
6Lescott
13Wszołek
63
7Milner
14Wawrzyniak8Carrick
21Grosicki
83
9Defoe
67
26Piszczek10Rooney
31
73
27Wasilewski (C)11Cleverley

Substitutes

1Kuszczak (GK)13Ruddy (GK)
12Skorupski (GK)23Forster (GK)
3Wojtkowiak12Walker
4Komorowski14Baines
6Borysiuk
90
15Cahill
11Murawski16Shawcross
17Milik
83
17Oxlade-Chamberlain
73
18Mierzejewski
63
18Shelvey
19Sobota19Lennon
20Piech20A. Johnson
24Perquis21Carroll
25Sobiech22Welbeck
67

Coaches

Waldemar Fornalik (POL) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Press kits

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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