Internationals – Kane on target again, first point for Paskotsi
Wed 08 September 2021, 23:34|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane scored in his 15th straight qualifier as England drew 1-1 in Poland on Wednesday evening.
In a tight game, the Three Lions’ skipper fired his nation ahead in style with 18 minutes remaining, collecting the ball 25 yards out before sending a swerving drive past goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
His effort continued a remarkable run of goals in consecutive qualifying matches for the World Cup and European Championships and put him ahead of Michael Owen outright in fifth place on England’s list of all-time top scorers with 41 strikes and counting.
Poland had the final say, however, as substitute Damian Szymanski equalised in stoppage time to secure a share of the spoils. Nevertheless, England’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar remains in their own hands as they sit four points clear at the top of Group I with four games remaining. Harry completed the full match.
Elsewhere in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday evening, Spurs team-mates were on opposite sides as young defender Maksim Paskotsi’s Estonia claimed their first point in Group E with a goalless draw away to Wales, for whom Ben Davies was again in action. Maksim played 86 minutes, Ben completed the full 90 and Joe Rodon was back in the matchday squad and on the bench for Wales, having been sidelined through injury since the start of the season.
Sergio Reguilon, meanwhile, won his first cap for Spain since November of last year, helping his nation to a 2-0 victory in Kosovo. The left-back, drafted into the squad as injury cover at the start of the week, started and completed 86 minutes before being withdrawn.
Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini was an unused substitute for Italy as they won 5-0 at home to Lithuania.