Twitter Reacts As ‘England’s Best CB’ Harry Maguire Scores Late Winner

England's Harry Maguire gestures.

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England made it three wins from three games in the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign thanks to a thumping winner from Harry Maguire against Poland.

Gareth Southgate’s men controlled much of the game against Robert Lewandowski-less Poland.

Harry Kane put his side in a driving seat after converting from the spot in the 19th minute. The first-half dominance gave the impression of another comfortable night for England, akin to the outings against San Marino and Albania.

However, following the interval, the visitors fought back to equalise, punishing John Stones for his mistake in the 58th minute. The Man City centre-back failed to control the ball on the edge of his own box, allowing Jakub Moder with an easy opportunity to strike past goalkeeper Nick Pope and into the top right.

Poland did well to get back into the game and find the net against England, who were aiming for a 100% clean sheet record during this international break. But they couldn’t stop the home side from bagging all three points, as Harry Maguire found the winner late in the game.


A fine strike from the Man Utd captain from an 85th-minute corner not only ensured his side maintain their 100% win record but also saved Stones from post-match criticism on social media for his error.

Following the 2-1 win, the highlight of Stones’ night at Wembley was his cut back header to assist Maguire’s goal rather than the equaliser he gifted to Poland.