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Poland vs England - LIVE!

England were denied victory at the death in Poland as substitute Damian Szymanski cancelled out Harry Kane's stunner in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier.

Fresh from back-to-back 4-0 victories against Hungary and Andorra, the Three Lions rounded off their September triple-header by heading to Warsaw for what was always going to be their toughest Group I assignment.

England put in a mature performance and Kane silenced the partisan Polish crowd with a fine strike from distance, only for the hosts to roar back as Szymanski secured a 1-1 draw in stoppage time.

Southgate's side dropped points for the first time on the road to Qatar, but they remain in control of the group with four matches remaining.

It was a deflating end to what had been a largely positive evening for the visitors, who kicked on after a lacklustre first half and went ahead when Kane's strike from 30 yards beat Wojciech Szczesny.

Jordan Pickford almost played himself into trouble when his clearance hit Karol Swiderski and looped over his head, but the England goalkeeper was pegged back in stoppage time as substitute Szymanski headed home.

Follow Poland vs England reaction LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below.

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England vs Poland highlights

  • FT: Poland 1-1 England

  • GOAL! Szymanski nets last-gasp header

  • GOAL! Kane’s long-range strike breaks deadlock

Southgate on lack of substitutions

22:45 , George Flood

“We wanted to make substitutions towards the end, but when the goal went in we thought there was no point because we would be adding time on.

“We were playing well, we were in control. At those moments, it’s not easy to come on as a substitute and we would be taking people off for the sake of it, frankly.

“We were in total control, there was no issue, why disrupt it when you’re in control?”

Southgate reaction

22:44 , George Flood

“It was no surprise that this was the hardest game in the group. Early in the game, we were a little slow to move the ball and Poland pressed us well,” Southgate told the BBC.

“We got caught in our own half a few times but we recovered well and defended those situations well. As the half wore on we started to get a grip of the game and gain more control without making really any clear chances - other than Harry Kane’s header at the far post.

“In the second half we controlled the game. If there’s a criticism it’s that we didn’t create enough clear chances from that possession and we didn’t get enough players in the box.

“While it’s one-nil you run the risk of what happened at the end. We’re clearly disappointed not to get the three points but I have to look at what the players have done across these three matches.

“Given that there was no way of telling how they would react after what happened in the [Euro 2020 final], I think their mentality and application has been really good.”

22:43 , George Flood

Here’s Gareth Southgate speaking to 5 Live on that incident before half-time:

“We’re getting to grips with what that was. There’s been a report put in and we need to find out a little bit more about what’s happened.

“At the moment we’re still gathering all the evidence so there’s no point in me speculating any further.”

More Kane reaction

22:40 , George Flood

“A kick in the teeth at the end there, it’s never easy conceding in the last minute. It was a good performance from the boys though, we controlled the game well.

“Of course [there was an ‘edgy’ atmosphere], we’re playing for the opportunity to play in the World Cup. Poland clearly saw this as their last opportunity to take some points off us and get closer to us in the group.

“I thought we handled it well. The Hungary game and this game away from home were not easy to play in. The boys stepped up and put in good performances.”

Kane: Incident reported to FA

22:39 , George Flood

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Harry Kane has revealed that an incident before half-time tonight has been reported to the FA.

He said: “There was an incident just before half-time which has been reported to the FA guys. 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.”

Harry Kane reaction

22:14 , George Flood

“It’s a tough one to take, I thought we handled the game well. It’s not an easy place to come and another tough game. We were seeing the game out well,” Kane told ITV.

“Away from home sometimes the pressure builds and they put a good cross in and scored a good header, that’s football. It’s still been a great camp for us, we’re still four points clear with four games to go.

“There were a couple of rebounds and second balls and it fell their way. We will learn from it and watch it back. There have been two tough away games in this camp, we’re still four points clear and we’re still in a great position.”

21:59 , George Flood

That is quite a stat and questions will inevitably be asked of why Southgate did not look to his bench at all tonight.

England looked very leggy at times after going ahead, with Poland making no fewer than five changes in search of the equaliser.

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21:42 , George Flood

Poland 1-1 England

Szymanski’s late, late header cancels out Kane’s cracking strike as England’s 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifying comes to an end.

A rip-roaring last 20 minutes in Warsaw.

GOAL! Poland 1-1 England | Sebastian Szymanski 92’

21:39 , George Flood

92 mins: A last-gasp equaliser as substitute Szymanski heads in Lewandowski’s cross at the back post! Pickford had no chance.

It was a great turn from Moder on Walker that began that attack, with England throwing their bodies at shots but failing to clear their lines.

England are going to lose their 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifying here.

21:38 , George Flood

90 mins: Four minutes of added time signalled here as Frankowski’s cross deflects off Mount and is claimed by Pickford at his near post.

Poland want handball, but nothing given.

21:36 , George Flood

88 mins: A beauty of a touch from Lewandowski as he takes the ball out of the air wonderfully on his right foot.

He proceeds to bend a shot wide of Pickford’s far post.

This isn’t done yet.

21:35 , George Flood

86 mins: Excellent defending from Stones, who looks to have really shrugged off that first-half knock.

England pressing for a second as we enter the final few minutes in Warsaw, but Poland still carry an obvious threat on the counter.

21:35 , George Flood

86 mins: Excellent defending from Stones, who looks to have really shrugged off that first-half knock.

England pressing for a second as we enter the final few minutes in Warsaw, but Poland still carry an obvious threat on the counter.

21:29 , George Flood

81 mins: A real heart in mouth moment for Pickford, who takes too long to clear his lines and is closed down by Swiderski.

Luckily Pickford has the speed to get back and stop the ball from deflecting in.

That was close.

21:26 , George Flood

79 mins: Poland are visibly frustrated here as Linetty chops down Kane and also has his name taken.

21:25 , George Flood

77 mins: Pickford comes out to gather a dangerous ball intended for Swiderski before Puchacz cuts down Sterling and is rightly booked.

England threatening again through Grealish.

21:25 , George Flood

77 mins: Pickford comes out to gather a dangerous ball intended for Swiderski before Puchacz cuts down Sterling and is rightly booked.

England threatening again through Grealish.

Standard Sport’s James Robson

21:23 , George Flood

Terrific goal from Kane. It is almost as if Lewandowski gave him the idea with his effort from distance moments before.

It has been a frustrating night for both with few chances created at either end. And so two of the world’s finest strikers decided to take matters into their own hands.

It was Kane’s effort that had more quality and ferocity, even if Szczesny will not be too happy about his part in it with a very late reaction.

GOAL! Poland 0-1 England | Harry Kane 72'

21:18 , George Flood

72 mins: BANG!

What a goal from Kane.

He picks up the ball in plenty of space and from around 35 yards out, cuts across it with a fine, spinning strike that beats Szczesny all ends up.

He has now scored in 15 consecutive qualifiers. Captain fantastic to the rescue with his 41st England goal.

Szczesny dived very late there and surely should have done better.

21:18 , George Flood

70 mins: I loathe to accuse a striker of Lewandowski’s unquestioned caliber of being a bit too greedy, but that was a poor long-range effort that is easily held by Pickford after promising Polish build-up.

21:15 , George Flood

68 mins: Grealish has received yet more rough treatment tonight and shouts in frustration after being blocked off by Jozwiak.

Poland have replaced Krychowiak with Dynamo Moscow’s Sebastian Szymanski, meanwhile.

Still no changes from Southgate.

21:12 , George Flood

66 mins: Puchacz weaves past Mount and into the England box too easily, eventually being forced wide and shooting into the side netting.

That’s the first time Poland have threatened in this second half so far.

21:10 , George Flood

63 mins: Poland’s first change of the evening sees Swiderski replace Buksa.

21:08 , George Flood

61 mins: Maguire’s lovely header from a Shaw free-kick clangs against the post as Sterling tries to turn home the rebound, but the offside flag is up.

21:07 , George Flood

60 mins: A crude challenge from Krychowiak on Grealish deservedly earns the ex-West Brom midfielder a yellow card.

Poland are about to send on PAOK striker Karol Swiderski.

21:06 , George Flood

58 mins: England force another corner but the offside flag eventually goes up after Mount’s hopeful strike deflects into the air and bounces awkwardly into the box.

Loud whistles from the impatient home fans as England dominate possession in search of another opening before the hour mark.

21:03 , George Flood

56 mins: Sterling cuts in and tries to get onto his stronger foot, but his effort is well blocked.

Jesse Lingard is getting ready to come on for England after his impressive two-goal outing against Andorra.

Can he make the difference?

Standard Sport’s James Robson

21:02 , George Flood

This is better from England. They are asking Poland questions and forcing the hosts to retreat.

With a bit more quality in the final third, they should find the breakthrough.

Grealish had every right to wonder why no one was on hand to finish off his teasing cross that was begging to be turned in.

21:00 , George Flood

53 mins: Poland are under increasing pressure as Phillips tests Szczesny with a long-range effort after Maguire had stepped out of defence to orchestrate another promising England attack.

It’s going to be a long second 45 minutes for the hosts if they can’t get hold of the ball.

Dan Kilpatrick in Warsaw

20:59 , George Flood

England stepped up a gear at the start of the second half in Hungary last week and they’ve looked to do the same here.

Grealish and Sterling are already looking more threatening in the box but a final ball is still eluding the visitors.

20:58 , George Flood

50 mins: England are turning the screw here as Sterling is left isolated and his cross is blocked by Dawidowicz after a great turn to fool Glik, before Bednarek crucially clears a searching Shaw ball intended for Kane.

Phillips is opening up this Polish defence with his quick passing.

Players going down everywhere as the challenges keep flying in. A right old contest, this.

20:54 , George Flood

47 mins: A fast start to the second 45 from England, with Phillips playing a great pass over to Mount, who combines nicely with Grealish.

Grealish then plays a very dangerous ball across the six-yard box, but Kane and Sterling are both rather caught on their heels.

Grealish and Kane both feel that Szczesny got a hand to that, but a goal kick is given.

Second half underway

20:52 , George Flood

England are back out for the second half at the Stadion Narodowy.

No changes from either Gareth Southgate or Paulo Sousa at the break, with Stones staying on.

Coady stood down for now.

Dan Kilpatrick in Warsaw

20:42 , George Flood

This is a proper test for England. Lewandowski is currently outshining Kane but has been surprisingly deep at times.

Both captains have missed decent chances.

Dan Kilpatrick in Warsaw

20:41 , George Flood

A lively half ended with handbags between Maguire and Glik after the whistle, prompting a coming together involving almost every player on the pitch.

Maguire and Glik are booked, while the referee spoke to captains Kane and Lewandowski, presumably in a bid to calm down both sides. It’s feisty.

Half-time: Poland 0-0 England

20:35 , George Flood

It all kicks off after the half-time whistle!

Glik is at the centre of all the commotion and referee Daniel Siebert has some decisions to make here as both sets of players have to be separated after tensions boil over.

I didn’t quite see what happened, but it was Maguire and Glik at the centre.

They are given a yellow card each after a long discussion with the referee.


20:34 , George Flood

47 mins: Mount tracks back to try and shackle Puchacz and ends up giving away a free-kick in a dangerous area.

The combative Glik and Walker/Maguire tussle before a ball in towards Bednarek is brilliantly headed away by Stones, who was moving okay there.

20:32 , George Flood

45 mins: Two minutes of added time signalled as England up the tempo.

Shaw’s cross is palmed away by Szczesny before Glik throws his body at Phillips’ long-range effort.

20:30 , George Flood

44 mins: The tricky Linetty twists and turns inside the England box and is only stopped by a crucial challenge from Rice.

Dan Kilpatrick in Warsaw

20:30 , George Flood

Conor Coady is being put through a thorough warm-up on the touchline so there’s every chance he could replace the struggling John Stones at half-time.

Tyrone Mings is suspended after picking up a booking on Sunday, so a Stones injury would be a cause for concern – particularly with Lewandowski to shackle.

20:29 , George Flood

41 mins: Tempers are boiling up again as Grealish is unhappy following a challenge by Krychowiak and then argues with Linetty.

Poland making a clear point of trying to wind up the former Aston Villa captain in this first half.

Dawidowicz doesn’t deal at all well with a bouncing ball inside the box after Lewandowski meets Shaw’s free-kick and England have a corner with half-time looming.

20:26 , George Flood

39 mins: Coady is now preparing to come on with Stones still moving very gingerly.

Not what Pep Guardiola will want to see.

Lewandowski’s cross into the six-yard box is too close to Pickford, who gathers easily and quickly looks to set England up on the counter.

20:24 , George Flood

37 mins: Stones doesn’t want out of this fascinating individual duel with Lewandowski just yet, quickly trying to run off the injury on the sideline.

He re-enters the field of play and will try to continue, with England back up to a full complement of 11 players.

Will Southgate give it until half-time to see how the Manchester City man recovers?

20:22 , George Flood

35 mins: Stones is struggling here after being barged over by Lewandowski and has now sat down on the turf in need of some treatment.

I don’t think he’s going to be able to continue.

An early change for Southgate to ponder as he relays some instructions to the likes of Rice and Grealish.

Wolves captain Conor Coady is warming up down the touchline. Tyrone Mings is suspended tonight, remember.

20:21 , George Flood

33 mins: The pace has really picked up again and Maguire has to be alert inside his own box before England push forward and then botch a two-on-one opportunity.

Standard Sport’s James Robson

20:18 , George Flood

We’ve now had good chances for Kane and Lewandowski that you might expect both to put away.

Kane’s mis-timed header was a worse finish - but, running through on goal, Lewandowski would have fancied himself to beat Pickford.

Credit to England’s No1, he was quick off his line and shut down the space.

20:16 , George Flood

28 mins: The wily Lewandowski smartly gets into the gap between Phillips and Walker and connects with a dangerous lofted pass into the England box from Linetty.

He tries to lob Pickford, but can’t get enough hoist on the ball and the Everton goalkeeper gratefully saves.

20:13 , George Flood

26 mins: A little bit of a lull in the first half now as Grealish looks to stretch this Poland defence and is manhandled by Glik near the byline, but no free-kick is awarded.

Like Stones and Lewandowski, the duo then engage in a frank exchange of views.

A real edge to this game so far.

20:08 , George Flood

21 mins: Sterling beats his man to the byline and tees up a cross to the back post for Kane, who tries to head it back across goal and Poland can clear.

He should have done much better with that.

Lewandowski then goes down in a heap after an uncompromising challenge from Stones and the pair exchange words after the free-kick is given.

Stones taking a very physical approach to dealing with the Bayern Munich talisman so far tonight.

Dan Kilpatrick in Warsaw

20:05 , George Flood

It’s already clear this will be a far bigger test than Hungary last week, with the intense atmosphere translating into some spirited Poland attacks.

The hosts have already put more pressure on England’s defence than Hungary managed in 90 minutes.

20:05 , George Flood

18 mins: A sliding Buksa comes within a whisker of connecting with Puchacz’s inviting cross to the back post under pressure from Maguire.

England breathe a sigh of relief.

20:05 , George Flood

18 mins: A sliding Buksa comes within a whisker of connecting with Puchacz’s inviting cross to the back post under pressure from Maguire.

England breathe a sigh of relief.

20:03 , George Flood

14 mins: Solid defending from Walker at one end before England sustain some pressure at the other.

Mount appeals in vain for handball after his ambitious effort from outside the box is blocked.

Kane’s cross then fails to pick out a blue shirt in the middle and is quickly headed away.

20:00 , George Flood

12 mins: Jozwiak somehow gets away with a challenge that was far worse than Phillips’ as England look to apply some pressure, being whistled every time they get on the ball by this home crowd.

Maguire looks to connect with Shaw’s free-kick from the left, but Poland get it away.

Standard Sport’s James Robson

19:58 , George Flood

This could hardly be more in contrast to Sunday’s game against Andorra - which is hardly a surprise.

Poland have put England under a lot of pressure in these opening moments and a hostile crowd only adds to that.

That early booking for Phillips won’t help - particularly as it will feed into a sense of injustice as it looked like a harsh decision.

19:58 , George Flood

9 mins: A good challenge on Rice earns Poland a goal kick after a penetrating run from the West Ham midfielder.

Lewandowski felt the full force of Stones’ forearm during a lively tussle at a free-kick a few moments ago.

This has been a very competitive start, with plenty of challenges flying in and some rather curious decisions from German referee Daniel Siebert.

19:55 , George Flood

7 mins: A harsh early booking for Phillips after a foul on Puchacz, who certainly made the most of it.

A long time for England’s player of the year to negotiate on a caution in the middle of the park.

Dan Kilpatrick in Warsaw

19:54 , George Flood

The applause for the English national anthem was a nice moment but quickly negated by loud boos and whistles when the visiting players took the knee.

The reaction was as loud as in Budapest last week.

19:53 , George Flood

6 mins: This has been a decent start from Poland and Rice has to get across to dispossess Krychowiak.

Poland threaten with an early corner but England scramble away.

19:52 , George Flood

5 mins: Jozwiak earns a goal kick with a decent challenge on Grealish and then appears to accuse Manchester City’s £100m man of simulation.

19:51 , George Flood

3 mins: An early warning for England as a deep Polish cross finds Puchacz, whose powerful volley cannons into Walker and the visitors hastily clear their lines.

19:47 , George Flood

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19:46 , George Flood

Whistles and boos greet the England players taking a knee ahead of kick-off.

So disappointing again.

19:43 , George Flood

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19:42 , George Flood

Initial boos and whistles for ‘God Save the Queen’ give way to thunderous applause inside the Stadion Narodowy.

19:41 , George Flood

Here come the teams in Warsaw!

It’s time for the national anthems.

England eye new clean sheet record

19:35 , George Flood

If England were to win tonight, they would be the first team to emerge victorious against Poland at this stadium for seven-and-a-half years.

Another clean sheet here would also see the Three Lions set a new national record for the most number of shutouts in a single calendar year with 12.

England matched their long-standing 1966 record with an 11th clean sheet of the year against Andorra at Wembley on Sunday.


Southgate: England must limit Lewandowski supply

19:29 , George Flood

Speaking to ITV’s Gabriel Clarke ahead of kick-off, Southgate is anticipating a different challenge tonight and says his team will need to defend better with Lewandowski leading the Polish attack.

He says the emphasis is on defending as a team, just as England did successfully in Budapest last week.

“We’ve got to limit the supply [to Lewandowski[ first and foremost,” Southgate said.

19:19 , George Flood

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Southgate on England future

19:11 , George Flood

With England having missed out on European Championship glory by a whisker and now on the cusp of qualifying for the World Cup, questions over Gareth Southgate’s contract situation have inevitably been raised again this week.

Southgate is currently contracted to the FA until the tournament in Qatar, though some of his comments after the defeat to Italy in July appeared to cast doubt over how much longer he might be willing to stay on in the role.

However, the 51-year-old does not believe the England players will be distracted by that uncertainty surrounding his own future.

“I wouldn’t think they could care less!” he said. “They aren’t bothered who the manager is at club or country. One comes; one goes. The next one and they get on with it.

“I enjoy working with the team and I would imagine that we won’t even discuss that until after the autumn now.”

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19:00 , George Flood

Dan Kilpatrick gives his pre-match assessment:

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England’s players surveying the pre-match scene in Warsaw...

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18:37 , George Flood

Lewandowski spearheads Poland’s attack as expected.

Pawel Dawidowicz comes into the side in defence and there are expected returns for the likes of Glik, Bednarek, Jozwiak, Krychowiak and Buksa.

Szczesny, Linetty, Puchacz and Moder all started against San Marino along with Lewandowski, meanwhile.

18:33 , George Flood

Standard Sport’s chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick is in position at the impressive Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw.

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Teams in full

18:29 , George Flood

Poland: Szczesny, Dawidowicz, Glik, Bednarek, Puchacz, Jozwiak, Linetty, Krychowiak, Moder, Buksa, Lewandowski

Subs: Slisz, Piatkowski, Swiderski, Zalewski, Dragowski, Frankowski, Damian Szymanski, Kaminski, Kedziora, Rybus, Skorupski, Helik

England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Phillips, Rice, Sterling, Mount, Grealish, Kane.

Subs: Johnstone, James, Saka, Bamford, Lingard, Henderson, Alexander-Arnold, Coady, Trippier, Bellingham, Pope

18:24 , George Flood

As expected, Southgate has indeed reverted back to the same starting XI that thumped Hungary 4-0 in Budapest on Thursday night.


18:18 , George Flood

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The stage is set in Warsaw

18:05 , George Flood

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England not just preparing for Lewandowski

17:55 , George Flood

So, just how do you solve a problem like Lewandowski?

Southgate insisted this week that England cannot afford to simply focus on the threat posed by the Bayern Munich star.

"They played at Wembley without him and they gave a very good account of themselves," he said.

"We only scored really late on in the game to win it, so of course it's no different if we didn't have Harry Kane or Raheem [Sterling], then they would be a big loss to us.

"The very top players for any team in the world are a loss if you don’t have them and every coach will feel the same way.

"But when we're preparing the team to play against Poland, we're not just looking at Lewandowski.

"We absolutely respect what he brings and we know what a threat he is, but they've got some other very dangerous players as well."

Southgate: England must not be complacent

17:45 , George Flood

England are sitting very pretty indeed on the road to Qatar and a sixth victory from six tonight would all but guarantee their World Cup spot, though Southgate insists that his players cannot risk any hint of complacency creeping in.

After Warsaw, the Three Lions travel to Andorra and host Hungary next month before entertaining Albania and going to San Marino in their final qualifiers in November.

“We are in a good moment and the team is playing well," Southgate said.

"We have a squad of players, any of whom are more than comfortable to play and are playing well.

"But also those moments are dangerous because, if we get any sense of complacency, we are going into a game that will be a challenge.

"It is a high level of motivation but also guarding against a feeling we are better than we are. We are getting a good set of results because we are working hard for each other."

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Standard Sport prediction

17:38 , George Flood

England won 2-1 when the sides met at Wembley in March but, crucially, Lewandowski missed that match with a knee injury. Even without their talisman, Poland gave England a real fright and the hosts needed that late winner from Maguire.

That night England gifted Poland a goal after a mistake by Stones, and any slip up this time is sure to be punished by Lewandowski.

But England have taken maximum points so far in the group and although it will be a testing night they should take another big step towards Qatar 2022.

Poland 1-2 England

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Poland team news

17:37 , George Flood

Unlike for Poland’s trip to London in March, when Harry Maguire smashed in a late winner at Wembley after Harry Kane’s first-half penalty had been cancelled out by Jakub Moder following a dreadful mistake from John Stones, Paulo Sousa does have captain and talisman Robert Lewandowski available tonight.

The Bayern Munich goal machine has enjoyed a typically prolific start to the season in Germany and took his tally for his country to 72 goals in 124 senior caps with the opener in the 4-1 win over Albania last week and a further brace in Sunday’s 7-1 demolition of minnows San Marino.

Poland also made several changes for that latter contest and the likes of Jan Bednarek, Kamil Glik, Bartosz Bereszynski, Maciej Rybus, Kamil Jozwiak, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Przemyslaw Frankowski and Adam Buksa will all be pushing to return this evening.


England team news

17:25 , George Flood

England’s significant strength in depth has been emphasised by Southgate being able to name completely different starting XIs against Hungary and Andorra, though it needed the spark from substitutes Harry Kane, Jack Grealish and Mason Mount to open the floodgates late on at Wembley on Sunday.

The Three Lions have no new injury worries to contend with tonight, with Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings suspended and Jadon Sancho having returned to Manchester United for treatment on an unspecified knock on Saturday.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin also withdrew from the squad in advance of the trip to Budapest due to injury.

Tyrone Mings (Mike Egerton/PA) (PA Wire)
Tyrone Mings (Mike Egerton/PA) (PA Wire)

Southgate is expected to revert back to the same team that cruised past Hungary 4-0 on Thursday in a match marred by the racist abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham by a section of the home crowd in the second half.

That would see England line up as follows:

(4-2-3-1) Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Sterling, Mount, Grealish; Kane

Where to watch Poland vs England

17:21 , George Flood

TV channel: The game is being screened live by ITV with the programme starting at 7.15pm.

There is also a highlights show featuring this match and others from across Europe at 10.45pm.

Live stream: The game can also be viewed online via the ITV website or ITV Hub.

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Date, kick-off time and venue

17:20 , George Flood

Poland vs England is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off tonight - Wednesday September 8, 2021.

The match will be played at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw.

Welcome to Poland vs England LIVE coverage

17:11 , George Flood

Good evening and a very warm welcome to Standard Sport’s latest live coverage of England football.

Tonight Gareth Southgate’s in-form side are in Warsaw, where they will hope to all but guarantee their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by continuing their 100 per cent record in Group I, but face a potentially tough test against a Polish side spearheaded by Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski.

Stay tuned for match build-up, latest team news and live updates, including expert analysis from Standard Sport’s chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick at the Stadion Narodowy.

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