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Taylor made for England win

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.18CET
England 4-1 Poland Centre-back Steven Taylor notched up a rare two-goal haul as England finished their Group 6 campaign in style.
by John Atkin
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.18CET

Taylor made for England win

England 4-1 Poland Centre-back Steven Taylor notched up a rare two-goal haul as England finished their Group 6 campaign in style.

England completed their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign in style, easing to a 4-1 victory against ten-man Poland in Sheffield.

Cole opener
The home side had already confirmed their place in November's play-offs, but had a point to prove after a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Austria in their last outing. Carlton Cole gave England the lead on 18 minutes in Leeds and repeated the feat tonight, outpacing the Polish defence and adroitly chipping the ball over the on-rushing goalkeeper.

Thomas strike
Within three minutes, a clinical England team doubled the lead through Jerome Thomas. The Charlton Athletic FC striker could have made it two in two minutes in England's next attack but dragged his shot wide, although Peter Taylor's team did not have to wait long to add a third, Steven Taylor scrambling home from close range on 36 minutes.

Superb solo run
Marcin Kikut reduced the deficit before half-time, skipping past Peter Whittingham before unleashing an unstoppable shot past goalkeeper Scott Carson. But it was a rare moment of cutting edge from the visitors who never looked like sustaining a comeback. Poland later had Pawel Strak sent off before Taylor completed a comprehensive England victory late on.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.02CET

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Lineups

England

England

Poland

Poland

1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
1
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
2
TaylorRyan Taylor
Substitution84
6
TelichowskiBlazej Telichowski
3
WhittinghamPeter Whittingham
3
LukasiewiczAntoni Lukasiewicz (C)
4
TaylorSteven Taylor
Goal37
Goal89
17
DudkaDariusz Dudka
5
FerdinandAnton Ferdinand
16
FonfaraGregorz Fonfara
Yellow Card57
Substitution63
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
13
SzałachowskiSebastian Szałachowski
7
Reo-CokerNigel Reo-Coker (C)
19
M. BurkhardtMarcin Burkhardt
8
O'NeilGary O'Neil
20
StrakPawel Strak
Red/Yellow Card77
9
C. ColeCarlton Cole
Goal18
Substitution87
8
KikutMarcin Kikut
Goal39
10
LennonAaron Lennon
10
GregorekKarol Gregorek
Substitution81
11
ThomasJerome Thomas
Goal21
Substitution65
9
KlattMarcin Klatt
Substitution46

Substitutes

13
CampLee Camp (GK)
12
CierzniakRadosław Cierzniak (GK)
12
OnuohaNedum Onuoha
Substitution84
15
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
14
DaviesCurtis Davies
7
TrałkaŁukasz Trałka
Substitution81
15
WelshJohn Welsh
18
PlizgaDavid Plizga
16
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution65
5
KucharskiDawid Kucharski
17
MooreLuke Moore
2
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak
Substitution63
Yellow Card79
18
SteadJonathan Stead
Substitution87
14
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution46

Coach

Peter Taylor (ENG) Władysław Źmuda (POL)

Referee

Mikko Vuorela (FIN)

Assistant referees

Lassi Lahti (FIN), Ari Turkki (FIN)

Fourth official

Jouni Hietala (FIN)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution