Harry Maguire’s later winner scored a maximum of nine points from three World Cup qualifiers for England in 2022 when they defeated Poland at Wembley Stadium

Poland put in a much tougher test than the formalities against San Marino and Albania and it looked like England would have to settle for one point before Maguire scored with five minutes from time

England’s impressive first half took a well-deserved lead when Harry Kane came in 19 34th minute after Michal Helik’s challenge against Raheem Sterling International goal scored from the penalty spot

And yet England almost paid the price for a largely average performance after the break when Poland, lacking an injured world-class striker Robert Lewandowski, equalized when a terrible mistake by Manchester City’s John Stones left him on the sidelines The area and Jakub Moder hit Nick Pope emphatically

It was the first goal Pope had conceded in seven games in England and it seemed costly for Stones’ superb athleticism to remedy the situation to steer Phil Foden’s corner into the path of Maguire, who is making a powerful drive manager Gareth Southgate’s perfect record in these World Cup qualifiers is intact

England’s performance can be split in half and in the end they were very grateful for Maguire’s late intervention

In the first 45 minutes, after a slow start, they were controlled and composed and crossed Poland at will, although they didn’t have too many clear chances

England dominated midfield with little threat at the back and the combination of Sterling and Mason Mount looked extremely promising on the left

And the focus was on West Ham United’s Declan Rice, who played together in midfield, not only breaking off attacks but also showing a willingness to start them.The 22-year-old looks like the complete operator and is growing in stature with every game

Reis is a bit of a starter when England was born on Jan. June opened its Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia at Wembley Stadium He has once again shown the vital role he will play in manager Southgate’s plans

Kane also proved how important he will be when England showed again that they have the ability to get wins when they are not at their best

However, England was average in the second half and lost all the fluency that allowed them to dominate in the first period

Poland will be disappointed not getting a point after showing real spirit to fight their way back into the competition, especially if it was without Lewandowski’s outstanding talent

In contrast to England, the Polish players did not take their knees at kick-off, but rather pointed out the inscription “Uefa Respect” on the left sleeve of their jerseys, which refers to the European Association’s campaign against racism, xenophobia and racism refers to intolerance

England was not put to the test by championship marksman Lewandowski, but even without him, this game has rekindled fears that a potentially vulnerable defense will not receive their first serious test until the start of their Euro 2020 campaign

And the warning signs were put up just before the hour when Stones received a passport from Pope, hesitated on the ball, and then stalled so that Poland could rob him of property for Moder’s Leveler

Stones have been flawless for Manchester City this season but this was a bit like old times in an English shirt as the defender had previously been penalized for negligence at this level

He brilliantly produced Maguire’s winners in Stones’ defense, but doubts about England’s defense remain. Lewandowski might have opened the rifts even wider if he had been available

England coach Gareth Southgate on ITV Sport: “We were very good in the first half, we were in control of the game and conceding a goal like we did can hit the team”They held on, found each other, and landed a major set-play winner

“John Stones managed to compose himself for the rest of the game and was involved in that all-important winning goal – you can fold in those moments and he didn’t””

ITV Sport England defender Harry Maguire: “It’s a big win. We’re playing to play a World Cup. We started the game well but we didn’t in the second half. John [Stones] has been brilliant this year Defenders make mistakes and if we do we will be checked. He made up for it with a great header on the back post “

Attempt missed Rafal Augustyniak (Poland) right footed shot from the center of the box, but the shot goes too high. Jan Bednarek headed it up

goal! England 2, Poland 1 Harry Maguire (England) shot right foot from the center of the box into the high center of the goal. Assisted by John Stones with a head pass from a corner

Attempt blocked The shot by Mason Mount (England) with his right foot from the left side of the box is blocked

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