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England reports Glik and Walker incident to FIFA after Poland draw

Thu 09 September 2021 | 6:59

England's fantastic run to World Cup qualifying ended with an injury-time equalizer earning Poland a 1-1 draw in Warsaw against Gareth Southgate's men.

Kane put England forward with a long-range strike from 30 yards

 in the 72nd minute, which looked to have sealed a big victory for Gareth Southgate’s side.

However, the Three Lions were unable to hold on to the three points as Damian Szymanski came off the bench to make it 

1-1 for the hosts.

 

According to 

Sky Sports

, England have reported an on-field incident to the match referees after Poland's Kamil Glik appeared to pinch Kyle Walker's neck in the first half.

Sets of players from both sides clashed at half-time during the World Cup Qualifier, with incensed Harry Maguire eventually booked along with Glik.

FIFA will now look into the matter to understand the full facts of what took place.

 

"We're getting to grips with what that was,"

 Gareth Southgate told 

BBC Radio 5 Live

"There's been a report put in and we need to find out a little bit more about what's happened. At the moment we're still gathering all the evidence so there's no point in me speculating any further."

Asked again about the incident in the post-match press conference, 

Southgate 

added: 

"We're trying to find out exactly what happened and when we know more then we will let people know."

 

Southgate 

defended his decision not to use any of his substitutions after 

England 

conceded a stoppage-time goal in the 1-1 draw in Warsaw.

"We were very comfortable and in total control so it would have been making substitutions for the sake of it really, and that can disrupt the rhythm we had," 

Southgate said.

"I have absolutely no doubt that will be questioned but we didn't see that was needed."


source: Sky Sports