As Poland hosted England in Warsaw on Thursday, England came into the match with seven points from three matches, sharing the top spot in Group H with Montenegro.
The match had been delayed by a day due to a waterlogged pitch, and it was England who jumped to fresh start after 30 minutes. Wayne Rooney put his side in front when he turned captain Steven Gerrard’s corner into the net. (replay) It was 1-0 for the visitors.
Roy Hodgson’s team, looking to stretch their unbeaten run against Poland to 15 matches since 1973. But the home side launched a late surge before the break. Kamil Grosicki came close with a shot on the right.
The hosts kept pushing for an equalizer in the second half. Four minutes after the re-start, Ludovic Obraniak threatened with a thunderbolt. But Joe Hart kept his sheet clean with a good save.
But the England keeper fell from grace 20 minutes from time. Kamil Glik heading in the equalizer with Hart attempting to punch away a corner. England was finally held to a 1-1 draw in Warsaw.