Internationals: Clean sheet for Christensen but Germans suffer shock home defeat

Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell started for England against a Robert Lewandowski-less Poland, though the visitors still put up a valiant fight at Wembley in Group I. Chilwell for Luke Shaw was the only change made by Gareth Southgate from Sunday’s victory in Albania and the defender played the majority of the match at left-back before a late switch to wing-back once the points had been secured.

Starting his third game of this international break, Mount was typically lively in a more advanced midfield role but it was Raheem Sterling who made the key intervention of the first half, winning a penalty from which Harry Kane fired England in front.

Despite being pegged back on the hour by Brighton’s Jakub Moder, a thumping finish from Harry Maguire five minutes from time secured maximum points for the Three Lions. Reece James was a late substitute, earning his seventh senior cap, as England continued their 100 per cent winning start to the qualifying campaign.