Poland 1-1 England: Player Rating


A protracted strike from Harry Kane was not sufficient for England’s victory over Poland in Warsaw, and the hosts took an equalizer for stoppage time to finish the Three Lions’ 100% successful document in World Cup qualifiers.

The match began intensely with tackles flying in from each groups straight from off. Kalvin Phillips acquired an early yellow card for England as they struggled with their build-up sport.

The first actual opening got here after the half-hour mark when Robert Lewandowski changed a pleasant one-two, however might not likely make a contract with the return go contained in the field.

The competitors continued to be fragile and after the half-time whistle, totally different gamers from every crew have been concerned in a fracas on the sector for which Harry Maguire and Kamil Glik acquired yellow playing cards.

After the break, England improved. Jack Grealish went shut in just a few minutes whereas Harry Maguire slammed a header in opposition to the submit with half-hour left to play. At the identical time, Poland solely often threatened Lewandowski who largely starved the ball.

Eventually, England acquired the breakthrough with Kane who shot residence a unbelievable 30-yard assault by a collection of opponents.

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After the aim, England had a scare when Jordan Pickford blew a clearance straight right into a speeding striker. Fortunately, he was capable of get well the ball earlier than it crossed the road.

During the break within the second half, Poland would rating with Jakub Mother who turned Kyle Walker superbly and handed into the field. Even although the ensuing shot was blocked, the ball then fell to Lewandowski, who crossed for Damian Szymanski to take residence a dramatic equalizer.

Here are your Three Lions participant scores …

Maguire was booked for his half in a half-time sport / Michael Regan / Getty Images

Jordan Pickford (GK) – 5/10 – Very little to do, however he was fast from his line to disclaim Lewandowski in the primary half. Made a horrible mistake that was nearly punished proper at the top.

Kyle Walker (RB) – 6/10 – Enjoyed the bodily battle and set the tone for the again line. Became a menace in the longer term additionally along with his surging runs. Absolutely skinned by Mother for the aim suppose …

John Stones (CB) – 6/10 – Shaken off a primary half to play a full 90 minutes. Not fairly as imperious as his defensive accomplice, misplaces passes and loses her husband just a few occasions.

Harry Maguire (CB) – 7/10 – Did not put a foot fallacious and made a number of vital interventions. Also restricted himself to midfield when all the things went.

Luke Shaw (LB) – 6/10 – Pushed very excessive and whipped in a rare quantity of crosses – though few have been appropriate. Defensively, he was comfy, till Szymanski hit him for the aim.

Rice was stable / PressFocus / MB Media / Getty Images

Calvin Phillips (CM) – 7/10 – Made a ridiculously onerous reserving inside 10 minutes. Took a horrible passing resolution in the primary half however did effectively apart from getting England began after the break along with his tempo.

Declan Rice (CM) – 6/10 – A collection of spectacular interceptions and he not often gave the ball away. Stopped the gaps when England’s slopes additionally improved.

Mason Mount (AM) – 5/10 – A uncommon silent sport. He struggled to search out his typical house pockets and was successfully locked by Poland when he did. Outside the ball, he labored extraordinarily onerous.

Kane simply earlier than the web rippled / Michael Regan / Getty Images

Raheem Sterling (RW) – 5/10 – Sometimes did an excessive amount of on the ball, operating down blind alleys. He has had a lot better matches.

Harry Kane (ST) – 8/10 – We all know that he successfully drops deep, however typically he was actually in a proper again. Improved after the break and acquired his aim – and what a blow it was.

Jack Grealish (LW) – 6/10 – Gave England a a lot wanted penetration due to his glorious dribbling. Driven out and in of the sport, although.

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