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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

Wembley Stadium (ATT 85,186) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: D Skomina

England England vs Poland Poland

England 2

W Rooney (41)
S Gerrard (88)

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Poland 0

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  1. The full-time whistle goes and England have qualified for the World Cup thanks to a 2-0 victory over Poland. It was a typically tense night at times but England have produced a good performance just when it was needed and deservedly took three points tonight thanks to goals from Rooney and Gerrard.

  2. 90

    The crowd is in great voice now as England look to run the clock down.

  3. 88

    GOAL! The tension finally evaporates as Gerrard puts England 2-0 up with a fabulous solo goal. It was all about determination for the England skipper as he shrugged off a challenge down the right, getting a bit of luck along the way, before lifting the ball neatly past the onrushing Szczesny from just inside the area.

  4. 87

    England weather the storm and try to keep the ball in Poland territory. They are just a few anxious minutes away now from sealing a World Cup spot.

  5. 86

    Townsend is given a warm round of applause as he makes way for Milner for the closing stages.

  6. 85

    England are just focused on defending at the moment as Poland set up camp in the home team's half, but they are finding it hard to create clear-cut chances.

  7. 83

    England are not committing so many men to attack now so it is down to Rooney as he chases after a loose ball, but he is eventually swamped a sea of red and Poland win back possession.

  8. 82

    Sturridge is withdrawn for the final eight minutes as Wilshere is thrown into midfield to shore things up.

  9. 80

    Rooney is shown a yellow card for a foul in midfield as England desperately try to preserve their lead.

  10. 78

    Sturridge stings the palms of Szczesny with a ferocious strike from 12 yards, but it is straight at the keeper and pushed over the bar.

  11. 77

    Jedrzejczyk joins Lampard in the book after tugging back Sturridge in midfield.

  12. 76

    Lampard becomes the first player to be shown a yellow card following a foul on Peszko.

  13. 75

    Poland's final change sees Zielinski come on for Mierzejewski.

  14. 74

    Townsend remains a constant menace as he surges forward once again before playing in a cross that is headed behind for a corner before it can reach Sturridge at the back post.

  15. 73

    Townsend fails to pick out an England team-mate with his attempted cross after being played into space by the excellent Rooney.

  16. 72

    It could be a nervy final 20 minutes for England but they have shown more composure in the last few moments just to keep their shape and hold on to the ball better.

  17. 71

    Hodgson makes his first change of the night and it is a straight swap as Lampard comes on for Carrick in the centre of the field.

  18. 70

    England take the sting out of the game with a spell of controlled passing in their own territory, just helping them regroup as the clock ticks down.

  19. 69

    Hart has had a good game so far and he gets out quickly to hold on to a potentially dangerous left-wing cross before it could reach Robert Lewandowski.

  20. 68

    Rooney spins quickly 25 yards from goal and curls a shot towards the far top corner which is acrobatically saved by Szczesny.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 15th Oct - Group E
    Tue 15th Oct - Group F
    Tue 15th Oct - Group G
    • Greece
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
      bet
      TV
    • Lithuania
      0 - 1
      Bos & Herz
      bet
      TV
    • Latvia
      2 - 2
      Slovakia
      bet
      TV
    Tue 15th Oct - Group D
    Tue 15th Oct - Group B
    Tue 15th Oct - Group A
    Tue 15th Oct - Group C
    • Faroe Islands
      0 - 3
      Austria
      bet
      TV
    • Rep Ireland
      3 - 1
      Kazakhstan
      bet
      TV
    • Sweden
      3 - 5
      Germany
      bet
      TV
    Tue 15th Oct - Group H
    Tue 15th Oct - Group I

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4