Poland 1 - 1 England

Match info: World Cup - Group H at Slaski Stadium

Date: 17/10/2012 KO: 16:00 Ref: G Rocchi Att: 43,000

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Kamil Glik 70



Wayne Rooney 31

FT (ht: 0-1)

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  • The result takes England one point clear of Montenegro at the top of Group H, having played a game more, while Poland are also unbeaten and it is still wide open going into the remaining games. Thanks for following the commentary and stay with Sky Sports for all the reaction.

  • Neither team is able to find a winner in a frenetic final minute or so and the full-time whistle goes. England must be satisfied with a 1-1 draw away from home against perhaps their sternest challengers in the group, but having taken the lead they will feel an opportunity has been missed.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time have been signalled and there is plenty of urgency about both teams, on a pitch which has not been ideal but has stood up well to 90 minutes of football.

  • Obraniak receives a standing ovation from the crowd as he goes off to be replaced for the final couple of minutes by Borysiuk, who is more of a holding midfielder.

  • Tyton does brilliantly to hang on to a firm cross along the six-yard area as Welbeck waits, hoping to seize on the ball if it breaks loose.

  • Welbeck gets a head on Oxlade-Chamberlain header but his glancing blow is not enough to direct the ball on target.

  • Poland look the likeliest winners at the moment and they are being roared on by a passionate home crowd.

  • Poland make another change and it is an attacking one, as highly-rated young striker Milik replaces the impressive Grosicki.

  • Both teams are pushing for a winner and there are sure to be further chances in the final ten minutes, as Jagielka is pressed into a heavy back-pass to Hart and the keeper has to take a touch before clearing.

  • Milner wastes the opportunity to send over a threatening delivery as his cross flies over the bar and drops on the roof of the net.

  • Obraniak's cross nearly turns into the perfect shot and Hart has to be on his guard to tip the ball over the crossbar and out for a corner.

  • Poland scream for a penalty after Lescott's block ricochets onto the hand of Jagielka, but it was clearly not deliberate and the referee is not fooled.

  • The arrival of Oxlade-Chamberlain has provided England with the spark they needed after being pegged back to 1-1, and there is a very open feel to the game right now.

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain quickly makes an impression as he digs out a cross from the right wing which is aimed in the direction of a diving Welbeck, but Tyton and Wasilewski manage to get the ball out of play between them for a corner.

  • Rooney may have scored England's goal but he has not had a great game and Hodgson makes the decision to bring him off and introduce Oxlade-Chamberlain.

  • GOAL Poland have the equaliser they surely deserve, and Hart is left looking rather foolish as he comes out to try and punch clear Obraniak's corner but Glik gets there first, ahead of Lescott, to head in a leveller for Poland.

  • Milner races clear down the right and England have four versus three in attack. He slides in Welbeck, who is forced wide by Tyton but manages to pick out Rooney. The chance goes begging, though, as Rooney blasts his shot wide.

  • Defoe has been far too isolated up front and he is now withdrawn as Hodgson brings on Welbeck for the closing stages.

  • Gerrard takes the free-kick and Defoe is presented with a decent sight of goal, but he lashes his effort wide.

  • Glik is shown a yellow card following a handball in midfield, as England relieve the pressure by winning a free-kick.


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