This would have been a setback. England took a knife to the heart with Damian Szymanski’s stoppage-time level for Poland.
They were brave in Warsaw, and it appeared for all the world that they would be victors thanks to a stunning shot from Harry Kane.
Gareth Southgate’s side, on the other hand, were left heartbroken right at the end, with substitute Szymanski scoring from close range. This will teach them something. A point here – in what should be their toughest qualifying game – isn’t a disaster in the broad scheme of things, though it may feel like one when they wake up on Thursday morning.
England will still need a disastrous implosion to miss out on World Cup qualification. And when Gareth Southgate’s team arrives in Qatar next year, they’ll be better for it, having learned the most difficult of lessons.
England appeared to have played the perfect game, displaying maturity to withstand early Polish pressure before imposing their dominance. Southgate’s team will feel cheated by Poland, and they’ll be justified in their feelings. In football, however, you rarely get what you deserve. England learned the hard way once more.
Source: Daily Mail