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Southgate will be boosted by the fact that Poland star Robert Lewandowski is out injured, but may just rue the Bayern Munich striker's absence given he would
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England are looking to make it three wins out of three in 2022 World Cup qualifying as they host Poland tonight.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions won their opening two qualifiers last week, beating San Marino 5-0 at Wembley on Thursday before cruising to a 2-0 win over Albania in Tirana on Sunday.
With Poland already having dropped points in a 3-3 draw with Hungary, England know that victory would put them in firm control of Group I even at this early stage.
Southgate will be boosted by the fact that Poland star Robert Lewandowski is out injured, but may just rue the Bayern Munich striker’s absence given he would have provided England’s defence with a world-class test.
The game will also be Southgate’s final chance to see his side in action before he names his squad for Euro 2020, so there are more than just three points at stake for a few players this evening.
Follow all the action with Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley on our LIVE match blog.
30 mins: Kane almost has another as Foden cleverly flicks a Mount pass into the path of Kane, who shapes and shoots low – but Szczesny gets down to his right to parry well.
Much has been made of Mount establishing himself as a definite starter in England’s midfield – but Phillips is doing likewise on the quiet.
He has started all three of these World Cup qualifiers and it is easy to see Southgate’s preferred midfield taking shape now.
He has made incredible strides over the past 12 months.
29 mins: Bednarek makes a brilliant last-ditch challenge to block Sterling after another brilliant run by the Man City star – Poland don’t watch to touch him after that penalty.
28 mins: Nervy moment for Nick Pope as he gets the ball at his feet and slams a low kick out – thankfully it rebounds off Declan Rice and England recover…
but that could easily have been a simple tap-in for Poland.
26 mins: Big opening for England as they steal possession and Sterling gets away on the left.
He can either shoot or square to Foden, but doesn’t quite pick either as sees a pass cut out.
Mount then tries to finish the loose ball but gets a whack in the process.
25 mins: Poland have had to adapt after that goal and press forward a bit more.
If they sit as deep as they did for the opening 20 minutes, there’s no way back.
Kane has scored more penalties than any other England player, which bodes well heading into a major tournament, given the Three Lions’ history.
But credit to Sterling for the burst of pace that sparked panic in the Poland defence.
That ability to break the lines in the danger area terrifies defenders, as it did then.
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Kane doesn’t miss penalties for England, and he has now scored more – 12 – than anyone else for the Three Lions, waiting for Szczesny to go to his right before dinking it down the middle.
Brilliant work from Sterling to draw a foul at the byline after a clever feint…
13 mins: Poland have been content to allow England to have the ball for the opening exchanges, looking to get in and tackle the Three Lions when they enter their half and then potentially look to break.
The onus will be on the likes of Foden and Sterling to find those gaps in between Poland’s midfield and defence.
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England host Poland in a 2022 World Cup qualifier live on TV and online tonight.
Published: Wednesday, 31st March 2021 at 6:15 pm
England host Poland in a bid to sign off from international duty with a 100 per cent record.
Boss Gareth Southgate has enjoyed a smooth ride over the last week following comfortable 5-0 and 2-0 victories over San Marino and Albania respectively.
Many will be keen to see how Southgate sets up his men, and how strong he chooses to line up, with Euro 2020 around the corner and time running out for fringe players to impress.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is making the most of his time with the squad having scored three in the last two games and is seen as a terrific back-up option to Harry Kane up front.
Poland represent a greater challenge than England previous opponents this week, though without the injured Robert Lewandowski, they look hampered going into this one.
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England v Poland will take place on Wednesday 31st March 2021.
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England v Poland will kick off at 7:45pm.
There are numerous World Cup qualifiers taking place during this international break including Northern Ireland v Bulgaria on Wednesday evening.
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England predicted XI: Pope, James, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Mount, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.
Poland predicted XI: Szczesny, Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik, Rybus, Moder, Krychowiak, Jozwiak, Zielinski, Milik, Piatek.
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England are in good form and Southgate will demand intensity from his side with the Euros fast-approaching.
The likes of Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard will be desperate to impress to force their way deeper into Southgate’s thinking, while fans will hope to see Mason Mount continue to flourish in the middle.
Lewandowski’s absence is a blow but Poland boast a number of familiar names including Arkadiusz Milik in attack.
Still, England should find a way to record a routine victory.
Our prediction: England 2-0 Poland (5/1 at bet365)
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