World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group I
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Poland
  • SterlingLingard
    90'
  • KaneCalvert-Lewin
    89'
  • ZielinskiGrosicki
    88'
  • FodenJames
    86'
  • RybusReca
    86'
  • Maguire
    85'
  • PiatekAugustyniak
    76'
  • Moder
    58'
  • HelikJózwiak
    54'
  • Milik
    46'
  • 1/2 Time
  • England
  • Poland
  • SwiderskiMilik
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Poland
  • Kane (P)
    19'
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England - Poland

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90+4' 

FT: England 2-1 Poland. Maguire and Kane ensure England stay perfect in World Cup qualifying with three wins from three. Stones was a villain turned hero as his error gifted the Poles an equaliser before he provided the assist for Maguire to win it.

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Four minutes added.

  • Jesse Lingard
    OffRaheem SterlingEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Lingard on for Sterling.
  • Jesse Lingard
    OnJesse LingardEngland
90' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Lingard on for Sterling.

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    OffHarry KaneEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Calvert-Lewin on, Kane off.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    OnDominic Calvert-LewinEngland
89' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Calvert-Lewin on, Kane off.

  • Arkadiusz Reca
    OffMaciej RybusPolandPOLAND CHANGES: Reca and Grosicki on.
  • Arkadiusz Reca
    OnArkadiusz RecaPoland
87' 

POLAND CHANGES: Reca and Grosicki on.

  • Reece James
    OffPhil FodenEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Foden off, James on.
  • Reece James
    OnReece JamesEngland
87' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Foden off, James on.

  • Harry Maguire
    GoalHarry MaguireEnglandGOAL! Maguire thunders a superb finish into the roof of the net after Stones had nodded a left-wing corner into his path.
85' 

GOAL! Maguire thunders a superb finish into the roof of the net after Stones had nodded a left-wing corner into his path.

83' 
Jakub Moder of Poland celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between England and Poland on March 31, 2021 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
81' 

It's quite strange that Southgate hasn't made a change. Time is running out for his team to stay perfect in this pool.

79' 

England look the more likely at this point and are beginning to up the ante. Can they find that second goal?

  • Rafal Augustyniak
    OffKrzysztof PiatekPolandPOLAND CHANGE: Piatek off, Augustyniak on.
  • Rafal Augustyniak
    OnRafal AugustyniakPoland
77' 

POLAND CHANGE: Piatek off, Augustyniak on.

76' 
74' 

Foden curves his shot from the resulting free kick into the wall and the visitors move it to safety.

73' 

A brilliant run from Foden ends with the Man City man winning a free kick for his country in a central area 20 yards out.

71' 

Poland have really grown in confidence as this half has worn on. Time for Southgate to look to his bench to try and reinvigorate his team.

69' 

England spring forward on the break. Mount feeds Foden but his right foot shot is too tame from the right side of the area.

68' 

Kane lunges in on Szczesny and is lucky to escape without a caution.

67' 

Milik directs a looping header wide of the far post after a left-wing cross was nodded back into the middle.

66' 

Lots of close-ups of Stones now. England need their forward men to take that spotlight off him if they are to maintain their perfect start to Group I.

64' 

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60' 

That error was very much pre 2020-21 Stones.

  • Jakub Moder
    GoalJakub ModerPolandGOAL! The Poles are level. Jakub Moder lashes a super finish beyond Pope after a shocking error at the back by Stones.
59' 

GOAL! The Poles are level. Jakub Moder lashes a super finish beyond Pope after a shocking error at the back by Stones.

57' 

Replay are showing the ball hit Maguire on the hand from a flick-on. It was at close range, but there's no VAR so England escape any review.

  • Kamil Józwiak
    OffMichal HelikPolandPOLAND CHANGE: Helik off, Jozwiak on.
  • Kamil Józwiak
    OnKamil JózwiakPoland
55' 

POLAND CHANGE: Helik off, Jozwiak on.

53' 

Stones and Pope just about do enough to mop up after Piatek had put the pressure on by chasing a long ball in-behind.

51' 
49' 

Foden wastes a left-wing free kick with a miscued delivery that flies wide of the far post.

48' 
  • Arek Milik
    Yellow cardArek MilikPolandMilik booked within an instant for clipping Kane's heels.
47' 

Milik booked within an instant for clipping Kane's heels.

  • Arek Milik
    OffKarol SwiderskiPolandPOLAND HT CHANGE: Milik on for Swiderski.
  • Arek Milik
    OnArek MilikPoland
47' 

POLAND HT CHANGE: Milik on for Swiderski.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Poland get us back underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

HT: England 1-0 Poland.

43' 

Sterling drives to the left byline once more but his low cross cannons off two defenders before falling kindly for the away side.

41' 

Southgate will be pleased with England's first-half showing. He'll want the cushion of that second goal sooner rather than later though.

39' 

STAT: England have lost just one of their past 49 World Cup/European Championship qualifying matches, losing 2-1 against the Czech Republic in October 2019.

37' 

England have had four shots with two on target. Poland are yet to have an attempt.

35' 

The fact Poland are now looking to attack England means the game is more stretched and a better spectacle. The likes of Foden and Mount will enjoy the greater freedom to try and create.

33' 

STAT: Kane has now scored in his last 12 qualifiers for England (16 goals)

31' 

SAVE! Kane sees his thumping drive beaten away by the keeper after latching on to Foden's lovely lay off.

31' 
Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring their side's first goal from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between England and Poland on March 31, 2021 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
29' 

Love how random this stat is. Every day is a goal-getting day when you are Harry Kane!

28' 

Sterling races away on the left. He charges into the box and towards the keeper but refuses the shot. His attempted pass for a tap-in is cut out and Mount's follow-up is blocked.

26' 

VIDEO: Kane opens the scoring for England.

24' 

Spot on, Harry.

23' 
22' 

Kane and Maguire stand up to the aerial pressure from the resulting set piece and England eventually clear their lines.

20' 

That goal has been coming. Can Poland find some sort of response? The visitors have a free kick just outside the England area on the far right.

  • Harry Kane
    Goal by penaltyHarry KaneEnglandGOAL! Kane makes no mistake from the spot as he coolly fires down the middle after Szczesny dived to his right.
19' 

GOAL! Kane makes no mistake from the spot as he coolly fires down the middle after Szczesny dived to his right.

18' 

PENALTY TO ENGLAND! Sterling drives into the box from the left, goes past one and tumbles under a challenge from the next.

17' 
16' 

Poland have barely been out of their own half. Mount again feeds the overlapping Chilwell down the left, but his clever cross on the slide is diverted away at the near post.

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Grzegorz Krychowiak of Poland is challenged by Phil Foden of England during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between England and Poland on March 31, 2021 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
12' 

STAT: Since losing three games in the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign (including defeat by England), Poland have lost just three of their subsequent 32 matches in World Cup/European Championship qualifying (W23 D6).

10' 

Mount does brilliantly down the left to set Sterling rampaging at the heart of the Poland defence. His overcooked pass is well controlled by Foden, who tries to jink in from the left, but ends up going down under a clumsy challenge. The referee isn't interested and the visitors are able to bring it clear.

8' 

Mount and Chilwell open Poland up down the left. The full back motors to the byline but Foden can't get over his clipped cross and heads way over the top.

6' 

England have had 86 per cent of the possession but Wojciech Szczesny has had as much to do as Pope so far.

4' 

England have had all of the ball in these very early stages. It's mainly come down the left, but so far Poland have handled it quite well.

3' 
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This is the seventh World Cup group stage qualification campaign that sees England take on Poland. It's the most of two nations in the history of European World Cup qualifying.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! England get this Group I WCQ underway.

19.40 
19.35 

DID YOU KNOW? Nick Pope has kept a clean sheet in each of his six England appearances. He is the first Three Lions goalkeeper not to concede in any of their first six caps.

Nick Pope
19.30 
19.20 

Poland boss Paulo Sousa: “The Premier League is the best league in the world and Gareth Southgate has one of the best national teams in the world. We need to take care with the spaces between the lines and to defend well the space behind our defensive line."

paulo sousa
19.10 

Southgate has also been full of praise for Mason Mount's form.

Video - Southgate lauds 'exceptional player' Mount with Lampard joke

00:49
19.05 

Southgate on Poland: “From our perspective you're going to have some players very hungry to fill that opportunity. They're a proud country and proud players. We need to keep stepping up."

Gareth Southgate
18.55 

Gareth Southgate makes just the one change from the 2-0 victory over Albania. Ben Chilwell comes in for Luke Shaw at left back. Poland are, of course, without their star man, Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich striker has returned to his club for treatment after coming off with a knee problem in Sunday's 3-0 win over Andorra. Lewy had netted twice prior to being replaced too.

18.50

CONFIRMED TEAMS – ENGLAND: Pope, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell, Rice, Phillips, Mount, Foden, Sterling, Kane... Subs: Henderson, Johnstone, Trippier, Lingard, Coady, James, Dier, Calvert-Lewin, Mings, Shaw, Watkins, Bellingham. /// POLAND: Szczesny, Bednarek, Glik, Helik, Bereszynski, Krychowiak, Moder, Rybus, Swiderski, Piatek, Zielinski... Subs: Niemczycki, Fabianski, Kowalyczyk, Reca, Dawidowicz, Augustyniak, Milik, Kozlowski, Grosicki, Placheta, Szymanski, Jozwiak.

18.45 

Good evening and welcome to LIVE updates of the World Cup qualifier between England and Poland at Wembley. Kick off 19:45 BST.