Poland 1 England 1: A draw was a fair result, says Roy Hodgson

Poland 1 England 1: Roy Hodgson feels a draw was a fair result after Wayne Rooney's first-half opener was cancelled out by Kamil Glik in Warsaw

Roy Hodgson felt a draw was a fair result after England failed to beat Poland in their World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

The match was rescheduled following Tuesday’s heavy rain in Warsaw and Wayne Rooney nodded the visitors into the lead after 31 minutes, when he guided Gerrard’s corner past Przemyslaw Tyton and into the net.

But Poland fought back and levelled 20 minutes from time as Kamil Glik headed home from a corner after Joe Hart rushed off his line and failed to collect Ludovic Obraniak’s set-piece.

The point keeps England top of Group H after having claimed eight points from their opening four games ahead of their next World Cup qualifier in San Marino in March.

“Strangely enough, I thought we played a bit better in the second half, our passing, which was really poor in the first half, got better” said Hodgson.

“But in the end, I’ve got to say, a point is probably a fair result. Both teams had their chances, it wasn’t a game which was short of chances.

“As far as we’re concerned, the extra day and the sogginess of the pitch didn’t work in our favour.

“Sometimes in games, you’ve got to be satisfied that you’ve come away with something out of the game.

“I don’t think it’s going to be easy for teams to come here and beat Poland, it wasn’t easy for us, and it won’t be easy for our rivals.

“The important thing is we leave here with a point and we continue our unbeaten run.”

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