Last-Gasp Lallana Gets Allardyce's England Era Off To A Winning Start New England manager Sam Allardyce saw his period in charge -...
New England manager Sam Allardyce saw his period in charge -- and England's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign -- begin with a victory thanks to Adam Lallana's late, late goal.
With four minutes of injury time up, Danny Rose fired a low ball in and Lallana's low effort sneaked in off goalkeeper Matus Kozacik.
England had come closest to a breakthrough when Lallana saw a fine effort cannon back off a post with 15 minutes remaining, but otherwise there was little to remember in a game that saw home defender Martin Skrtel dismissed for two bookings.
And there was little to admire in a disjointed opening half in which England struggled to string their passes together.
With time running out, Daniel Sturridge came on for Kane -- but Liverpool midfielder Lallana, who had fired wide moments before, was to have the last word.
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Poland were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw after surrendering a two-goal lead to Kazakhstan in their opening Group E game.
A goal from Bartosz Kapustka and a Robert Lewandowski penalty had the visitors comfortably in front within the first 35 minutes.
However a seven-minute Sergei Khizhnichenko brace pegged Poland back and secured a valuable point for the home side.
Christian Eriksen gave Denmark a winning start to their Group E campaign with the lone goal in a 1-0 defeat of Armenia.
On 17 minutes, the Tottenham midfielder received a beautiful back-heel from Viktor Fischer at the top of the box before placing his left-footed shot out of the reach of Armenia goalkeeper Arsen Beglaryan.
Fedor Chernykh and Vykintas Slivka scored within two minutes of each other, but it wasn't enough as Lithuania held to a 2-2 against Slovenia.
Rene Krhin pulled a goal back for Slovenia in the 77th minute, and Bostjan Cesar completed the comeback in second-half stoppage time.
Ruslan Kurbanov's strike just before half-time handed Azerbaijan a 1-0 win against San Marino, who went a man down in the 52nd minute when Cristian Brolli was sent off for a crunching tackle on Ruslan Gurbanov.