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Posted on 8 September 2004  - 12:00

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We kept a close eye on Jermain Defoe, Ledley King and Paul Robinson on England duty in Poland...

0.50: First touch for the trio, PR sliced clearance from Terry back pass.

1.28: LK blocked attempted cross from right.

2.00: JD's first serious touch, laid ball off to Neville.

3.47: LK important clearance from cross.

4.20: JD nipped into rob Polish defender and start England attack.

4.59: PR first save, comfortable pick up from Mila dribbler.

8.15: JD took pass from Beckham, control, laid off to Neville.

8.41: PR goal kick deep into Poland half, flicked on by JD.

10.42: LK couple of simply passes to Terry as England build slowly.

11.15: Quick dart from JD down the left flank brought to abrupt halt by Lewandowski.

11.20: Quick free-kick taken to JD, early cross with outside of right foot inches away from Beckham but ruled offside.

12.03: LK header away.

12.23: JD fouled again coming deeper to link play.

13.16: England's best move to date, Defoe, again deeper, couple of short passes before playing into feet of Lampard who shot tamely at Dudek.

15.36: LK tracked Zurawski's break forward, took him away from danger area.

16.24: LK foul on Zurawski.

18.13: PR clearance under pressure as Mila closed him down.

21.23: Decent England move, Cole set up for JD, half-chance, ball across his body but stretching and shot wide.

22.10: LK picked out run of Bridge but ball skipped off surface and out of touch.

23.12: PR picked up Neville header back, typically huge clearance to Beckham resulting in free-kick.

24.17: LK attempted header away hit back of Mila.

24.58: LK important header away from Kosowski's deep cross.

25.10: Ball not cleared properly, Rasiak beat Terry and shot to near post for another comfortable save for PR.

27.33: PR huge clearance off floor from Neville's back pass.

27.50: JD one-two with Gerrard to set up chance for Owen, who fouled defender and was then booked for playing on after whistle.

28.40: LK couple of clearances and then PR out to claim ball over the top.

29.28: LK chased Rasiak back as he went for pass over the top and headed deftly back to PR.

30.50: JD control and pass wide to Beckham.

32.56: LK couple of short passes at back, Terry into JS who linked up play again to Lampard.

34.44: PR instant clearance from tricky, bouncing back pass from Gerrard.

36.14: JD GOAL. Typical JD goal, hardly a half-chance, took ball from Beckham, turned Glowacki inside out and finish into right corner from eight yards. 1-0.

38.01: Seconds after scoring, JD takes heavy tackle from behind by Bak.

40.13: Good link up play again from JD, flick on half-way to Gerrard.

41.47: Great block from LK from Mila in area as England struggled to clear.

42.29: LK interception and pass to Bridge, JD into Cole who hit a dipping volley wide.

44.01: LK dart back to track Zurawski with Cole out of position, then cleared after Terry cut out cross.

44.38: JD back on the edge of his own area as Poland pressed, picked up loose ball and clipped up to Owen.

Injury time: PR spilled tricky ball as Mila pressed but recovered quickly to gather.

Injury time: PR read play well and out quickly to take ball at feet of Rasiak.

Half-time: Poland 0, England 1

46.01: JD laid ball into Beckham whose shot went straight at Dudek.

47.17: GOAL. Poland equaliser, move through the middle, LK closing in on Zurawski as he shoot into top corner, PR no chance. 1-1.

50.15: JD looked fouled on the edge of the box, not given.

53.40: LK strong tackle on Rasiak, JD flicked loose ball to Bridge but poor cross from left.

56.15: JD run but attempted pass to Owen cut out.

57.40: GOAL. JD involved three times in fine England move that eventually led to Gerrard feeding Cole wide, Owen went in at near post and ball ended up in net either off Owen or Glowacki. 2-1.

58.34: From kick-off, England won back possession, JD rolled pass to Bridge, low shot well saved by Dudek.

59.44: JD initial control, ball rolled to Owen whose shot flashed just wide.

61.23: JD sped away from Lewandowski, tried to beat Glowacki on edge of box but tackled.

62.51: LK towering header clear over Rasiak.

63.20: JS deep again, picked up ball, played wide to Cole.

66.23: PR out to field long punt upfield, clearance off deck deep into Poland territory.

67.15: PR catch above Rasiak from Gerrard's defensive header up in the air.

68.26: PR took back pass from Bridge and cleared upfield.

69.28: JD pressing forced throw off Glowacki.

74.44: LK couple of short passes to Cole and Terry as England sit deeper.

81.27: JD in the mix for Beckham's cross but ball slightly behind him.

83.10: JD good control and dragged to floor by Zewlakow.

84.11: PR out quickly to claim ball over the top on edge of box.

86.48: JD off, replaced by Dyer.

91.33: Kukielka good climb over LK and Cole but not enough power trouble PR.

92.13: PR good command of box, big shout to Terry to leave cross and out to gather.

93.15: PR long clearance from free-kick after foul in Terry.

93.56: LK cool under pressure in final seconds, won ball and cleared as final whistle went.

Final score: Poland 1, England 2