Match No. 728 - Wednesday, 9th October 1996

  • Assist: David Beckham. "Beckham, given space on the right, floated a deep cross into the box. Andrzej Wozniak came for it but Shearer, brushing aside the challenge of Pawel Wojtala, bravely met the ball fractionally ahead of the goalkeeper and headed in." Alan Shearer12th of 30 goals. , 24'
  • Assist: Les Ferdinand. "Twelve minutes later Shearer, cutting in from the left, shot optimistically. The ball cannoned off a defender to Ferdinand, he held it up, laid it back, and Shearer crashed it home." Alan Shearer13th of 30 goals. , 37'
    • 1
    • David SeamanArsenal, 31st of 75 caps
      33 years, 0 months, 20 days
    • 2
    • Gary NevilleMan Utd, 16th of 85 caps
      21 years, 7 months, 19 days
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 72nd of 78 caps
      34 years, 5 months, 15 days
    • 4
    • Paul InceInter Milan, 25th of 53 caps
      28 years, 11 month, 19 days
    • 7
    • David BeckhamMan Utd, 2nd of 115 caps
      21 years, 5 months, 7 days
    • 9
    • Alan ShearerNewcastle Utd, 30th of 63 caps
      26 years, 1 month, 27 days
      (c)2nd captaincy
    • 10
    • Les FerdinandNewcastle Utd, 11th of 17 caps
      29 years, 10 months, 1 day
    • 14
    • Gary PallisterMan Utd, 22nd of 22 caps
      31 years, 3 months, 9 days
    • 51'
  • Marek Citko, 6'
  •  
    • 1
    • Andrzej WoźniakAndrzej Woźniak.
      Born 23rd Oct 1965, Konin.
    • 2
    • Radosław MichalskiRadosław Michalski.
      Born 21st Sep 1969, Gdansk.
    • 3
    • Paweł WojtalaPaweł Wojtala.
      Born 27th Oct 1972, Poznań.
    • 4
    • Marek JóźwiakMarek Jóźwiak.
      Born 21st Aug 1967, Raciaz.
    • 5
    • Jacek ZielićskiJacek Marek Zielićski.
      Born 10th Oct 1967, Wierzbica.
    • 6
    • Tomasz WałdochTomasz Wojciech Wałdoch.
      Born 1st May 1971, Gdansk.
    • 7
    • Tomasz HajtoTomasz Nikodem Hajto.
      Born 16th Oct 1972, Maków Podhalański.
      75' Pulling Gascoigne's Shirt
    • 8
    • Henryk BałuszyńskiHenryk Edward Bałuszyński.
      Born 15th Jul 1972, Knurów.
    • 9
    • Krzysztof WarzychaKrzysztof Ireneusz Warzycha.
      Born 17th Nov 1964, Katowice.
    • 75'
    • 10
    • Piotr NowakPiotr Nowak.
      Born 5th Jul 1964, Pabianice.
      (c)
    • 11
    • Marek CitkoMarek Citko.
      Born 27th Mar 1974, Bialystok.
    • 17
    • Marek SaganowskiMarek Mirosław Saganowski.
      Born 31st Oct 1978, Łódź, Poland.
    • 75'

Notes

  • Player MilestonePaul Ince's 25th Cap
  • Player MilestoneGary Pallister's Last Cap

Sources

Managers

Referee

  • Germany Hellmut Krug

Attendance

  • 74,663

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 4 ranking points to 1942 points England - 7th
  • Poland - 43rd

World Cup 1998 Q

(Group 2)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 19
    • +13
    • 1
    • 1
    • 6
    • 8
    • Italy
    • 18
    • +10
    • 0
    • 3
    • 5
    • 8
    • Poland
    • 10
    • -2
    • 4
    • 1
    • 3
    • 8
    • Georgia
    • 10
    • -2
    • 4
    • 1
    • 3
    • 8
    • Moldova
    • 0
    • -19
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 8
    • Final Standings.