The English team has reported an on-field incident to the match referees after Poland’s player Kamil Glik looked like he pinched Kyle Walker’s neck. Both players fought at half-time during the World Cup Qualifying match which had incensed centre-back Harry Maguire who was eventually booked along with Glik.
FIFA will now investigate into this matter to understand the full facts of what had taken place during that time. England manager Gareth Southgate told BBC Radio 5 Live that they are getting to grips with what that incident was about and there has been a report submitted to the officials and they need to find out a little bit more about what’s happened due to which at this moment they are still gathering all the evidence so hence there was no point in me speculating any further on this.
When he was questioned during the post match press conference, the England manager repeated that they are still trying to find out exactly what took place and when they know more then they will update the people about everything.
Southgate also defended his decision not to use his substitutes during the entire stretch of the game despite the bench having defenders Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady and Kieran Trippier.
He said that they were very comfortable and in total control hence making substitutions for the sake of it could have disrupted the rhythm they had. Southgate knew that they will be questioned but there is no need for it now.
A Harry Kane strike led to England leading first in the match but a goal in the dying moments Robert Lewandowski put in a cross which allowed Damian Szymanski to score and make it 1-1 at Warsaw.