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Poland v England: World Cup qualifier - as it happened

Text commentary and goals from this World Cup qualifier in Warsaw

  • FT: Poland 1 England 1
    * Rooney opens scoring with headed goal after 31 mins.
    * Poland equalise through Glik after 71 mins.
    * Match finishes 1-1.
    10/17/2012 4:48:49 PM
  • 81 min: Good work from Grosicki down the right wins his side a corner. It’s met by goalscorer Glik but he can’t keep it down.
    10/17/2012 4:35:27 PM
  • 82 min: Poland counter and Lewandowski nearly sneaks in behind the England defence. Dangerous.
    10/17/2012 4:36:34 PM
  • 83 min: Poland make a change. Grosicki is off for the leading goalscorer in Poland, Milik.
    10/17/2012 4:37:32 PM
  • 85 min: England seeing more of the ball since the goal but not really going anywhere with it.
    10/17/2012 4:39:15 PM
  • 86 min: Good work from Welbeck on the edge of the box before feeding Welbeck out wide. Welbeck then gets on the end of his cross but can only glance it wide.
    10/17/2012 4:41:01 PM
  • 88 min: Another cross from Milner and a dangerous one at that. A lovely touch from Gerrard allows the Manchester City winger time and his low cross fizzes across the six-yard box but the keeper holds onto it.
    10/17/2012 4:42:37 PM
  • 88 min: Corner to Poland.
    10/17/2012 4:42:55 PM
  • 89 min: Obraniak takes it for the hosts but it’s headed away by Lescott.
    10/17/2012 4:43:56 PM
  • 90 min: Into the final minute of normal time. Both teams look to be settling for a draw now as Obraniak makes way for Borysiuk.
    10/17/2012 4:44:45 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Three-minutes added time.
    10/17/2012 4:45:29 PM
  • 90 + 2 min: Chamberlain gives away a free-kick deep in Poland’s half.
    10/17/2012 4:46:26 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: So slow as England work it around the pitch.
    10/17/2012 4:47:45 PM
  • FT: The full-time whistle goes. Poland 1 England 1.
    10/17/2012 4:48:15 PM
  • FT: So we’re done in Warsaw – finally. After waiting 20 hours for this match to kick-off I’d be lying if I said it was worth the wait. If you were stuck at work and unable to watch this match on TV, you really didn’t miss out.
    10/17/2012 4:49:51 PM
  • FT: England were sluggish in the first half yet somehow took the lead through Wayne Rooney. The United striker nodded in from a Steven Gerrard corner just past the half-hour mark. England were fortunate – Poland had been much the better side.
    10/17/2012 4:51:05 PM
  • FT: The visitors improved somewhat after the break – not by much though. Rooney should then have doubled the lead from Welbeck’s pull back but he saw his effort fly over the bar. Just a minute later Poland were level.
    10/17/2012 4:51:52 PM
  • FT: Poland’s goal came from a corner as well with Glik the man to power it in from close range. It was what they deserved.
    10/17/2012 4:52:28 PM
  • FT: There were few chances after that but considering the performance, England should be happy they escaped with a draw. They will probably blame the chaotic preparations after last night’s cancelled match, but it’ll be a thin excuse considering Poland’s ability to rise to the occasion today.
    10/17/2012 4:54:05 PM
  • FT: So England top Group H on 8 points, 1 point ahead of Montenegro who have played a game less. Poland, who have also played one less than England are on 5, Moldova 4, Ukraine 2, and San Marino on 0.
    10/17/2012 4:56:09 PM
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    10/17/2012 4:57:53 PM
  • An England performance with echoes of the worst of the national team over the last 20 years. WC2014Q Group H looking much trickier now ...
  • Very few plus points from this afternoon for England. Defended decently and Milner put a few crosses in - that was about it. Rooney's touch went missing and Gerrard couldn't find his passing rane. Not quite sure what Carrick is doing there.
    10/17/2012 5:00:48 PM
  • Rooney's goal was also luck since it got a deflection.
    10/17/2012 5:01:05 PM
  • Decent result for England considering they were completely played off the park. Very impressed with Poland.
  • England captain Steven Gerrard: "I think time will tell if it's a decent point. The lads are disappointed. We know we can play better - after taking the lead we should have seen the game out. We are disappointed. Our points tally could be a lot better but this is a tough place to come. I thought they handled the pitch a bit better than us."
    10/17/2012 5:06:48 PM
  • That's all from me as England leave Warsaw with a point, and a little bit wetter. You can follow me, Simon Rice, on Twitter by clicking here... twitter.com
    10/17/2012 5:09:15 PM
  • Kamil Glik celebrates his equaliser for Poland.

    10/17/2012 5:17:41 PM
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