2021 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Poland Vs England, Check Complete Match Report Here
The match was played at 12:15 am (IST) on September 9 at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland.
Warsaw: On Thursday, Poland scored a stoppage-time equaliser and secured a 1-1 draw against England in the 2021 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers held at Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland.
England had won their opening five games in Group I. This 1-1 draw brought an end to their perfect start in the qualifiers.
Damian Szymanski earned Poland an unexpected draw in the 92nd minute of the match after Harry Kane scored a goal at the 72nd minute.
Later Szymański expressed his happiness on scoring the unexpected goal and said, "An amazing feeling. I'm glad we managed to score that goal in the last minutes. I'm happy. I've worked hard for this, struggled with injuries. To play against England, to score a goal, it's a dream come true."
In the first half of the match, England hand found it difficult to trouble Poland's Wojciech Szczesny. The main threat of the host country, Robert Lewandowski, was restricted to one half-chance.
The match was uneventful in the first half. However, during the half time some tension was noticed between Harry Maguire and Poland's defender Kamil Glik. The situation was quickly resolved after warning the two players.
When inquired about it, Kane said, "They're taking care of it and investigating it and we'll go from there. Allegedly it was something that was done, not said. We haven't chance to look at the footage and talk to the lad."
The match gained momentum in the second half after Kane scored a goal for England in the 72nd minute. It looked like England had achieved their 15th qualifier and a sixth win in this campaign.
However, with the last minute goal from Poland, the match ended in a draw.
At present, England has 16 points from six games in Group I while Albania has 12 and Poland has 11. The top team in the group will qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022 and the team in the second place will head into playoffs.