Gareth Southgate cites ‘total control’ of Poland for stubborn England tactics

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Gareth Southgate defended his decision not to make any substitutions after England conceded a last-minute equaliser in their World Cup qualifier against Poland on Wednesday night.

England looked poised to take another big stride towards Qatar after going 1-0 up thanks to Harry Kane, but they still have work to do after a feisty evening in Warsaw ended in frustration. Poland were jubilant after Damian Szymanski maintained their qualification hopes with a stoppage‑time header and Southgate was left to face questions over his reluctance to freshen up his side by making changes during the dying stages.

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