Hart accepts blame for 1-1 draw
Updated: 2012-10-19 07:59
England goalkeeper Joe Hart acknowledged he was to blame for the goal that enabled Poland to claim a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and prevent the visitor from going three points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group H.
Wayne Rooney's header via his shoulder from a Steven Gerrard corner just after the half-hour mark put England ahead. However, defender Kamil Glik leveled for the Poles when he also headed home a corner with 20 minutes remaining.
"It's my fault. That's cost us three points," England goalkeeper Joe Hart said after failing to get any contact on Ludovic Obraniak's corner, which was nodded in by Glik.
England, who stretched its unbeaten run against Poland to 15 matches since 1973, tops the group on eight points from four matches, with Montenegro second on seven having played a game less and Poland third on five from three.
(China Daily 10/19/2012 page22)