At Wembley stadium, on Wednesday 31st of March, the break from Premier League football action reached its conclusion, as England met Poland, for their third game of the international break. The game was one of ten to be played by both England and Poland to determine whether they would qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and saw two teams in good form – England had picked up six points from their last two games, Poland four.
     England started the game with an authoritative spell of possession, creating their first real chance in the eighth minute, as Foden leapt to head a Chilwell cross over the bar. England found a lot of joy early on down the left, and it was down the left that the first goal came, as Sterling raced past Polish defender Michał Helik in the nineteenth minute, winning a penalty for Harry Kane to slot the ball past Wojciech Szczęsny. 
     Poland saw a little more of the ball after the goal, but it was England who saw the next big chance, with a two on one inside the box, which Sterling couldn’t convert into a goal. Then, on the half hour mark, more slick build up play from England, with Kane forcing a good save from Szczęsny. England continued to find space on the left side of the Polish defence, but no more clear chances came before halftime.
     The second half began a more even contest, with spells of possession for both sides. Poland began to see more of the ball again, as Kamil Jóźwiak came on to add a man to midfield, and the pressure soon paid off. Two minutes short of the hour mark, John Stones was robbed of the ball outside his own penalty area, handing the ball to Jakub Moder to blast past Nick Pope and make it one-one.
     Energised by the equaliser, Poland soon saw another chance in front of goal, as Milik sent a free header wide of the England goal. Down the other end, Phil Foden snuck behind the Poland back line, but gave Szczęsny a comfortable save. Thereafter, neither side saw any real chances until the eighty fifth minute, as Stones made up for his earlier mistake, rising high to head the ball into the path of centre back Harry Maguire, who volleyed the ball beyond a helpless Szczęsny. The full time whistle came without a significant late scare, ending the game at two-one to England.
     England’s performance left much to be desired for an England supporter, as they failed to be ruthless, despite much possession in the first half, and conceded a very avoidable goal in the second, but a late corner kick was their salvation. As for Poland, they may have been encouraged by a solid performance, despite missing their top striker, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, against, on paper, a much stronger side, but they nonetheless failed to pick up three points, a setback on their road to 2022 World Cup qualification.