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England report Kamil Glik incident to the FA after ugly scenes vs Poland at half-time

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Harry Kane has revealed that an incident involving England defender Harry Maguire and Poland’s Kamil Glik has been reported to the Football Association. Maguire and Glik were both booked by referee Daniel Siebert as the teams headed in for half-time following a lacklustre first half. 

Manchester United defender Maguire was seen furiously gesticulating to the Poland international in the immediate aftermath of Siebert blowing his whistle to end the opening period. 

The cameras had initially panned to show the crowd, as is the norm at the start of half-time. 

But they soon diverted the broadcast back to the pitch where a brawl had started. 

Kane could be seen trying to drag Maguire away from Glik, while substitute Kieran Trippier was also trying to calm down his team-mates. 

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Players from both teams were shown pushing each other as tensions continued to spill over in Warsaw. 

Siebert initially seemed as though he might show a red card to one of the players involved but settled on yellow cards for each of Maguire and Glik. 

The Polish defender, seemingly left outraged by the incident, was led down the tunnel by a team-mate. 

Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live: “There was an incident just before half-time which has been reported to the FA guys. They’re taking care of it and investigating it and we’ll go from there.

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“Allegedly it was something that was done, not said. We haven’t chance to look at the footage and talk to the lad.”

England head coach Gareth Southgate has refused to speculate on the cause of the scenes but has said that they are gathering evidence. 

The Three Lions lost their 100 per cent winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Kane’s long-range effort flew into the bottom corner to hand England the lead. It was the Tottenham striker’s 41st goal for his country as he closes in on Wayne Rooney’s record of 53. 

But Poland equalised in added-time. Damian Szymanski headed past Jordan Pickford to deny the Everton shot-stopper yet another clean sheet on international duty. 

Southgate was frustrated with the goal his side conceded. 

“Really, the qualification’s done if we take three points tonight,” he said. “We were pretty much in Qatar.

“We had a warning with the goal kick that was charged down. There were a couple of sloppy moments at the end. We’re right to be disappointed. We shouldn’t concede.

“A lapse of concentration and poor defending and good teams will punish you.

“Maybe it’s not a bad thing we’ve had a punch on the nose at the end.”

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