Wojciech Szczesny watched on from the bench as Poland drew while Theo Walcott was a second half substitute, brought on by Big Sam in his first match as England manager.
With just 32 minutes since last October, Theo came on to get another 20 with the scores still level at 0-0 although the Arsenal man was presented with two great chances that he blew with a terrible first touch and then a wayward (abject) finish. It was peak Walcott.
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He did get the ball in the back of the net in the dying moments but the officials ruled it out thinking Theo was offside when the ball looked like it actually played by a Slovakia player.
It was an impossible call to make without the benefit of multiple replays. If only there was some means of letting the refs and his assistants watch them as soon as the incident happens, eh?
Woj, meanwhile, had to watch on as his side threw away a two-goal lead against Kazakhstan to draw their game 2-2 against the minnows.
A dogged display saw Kazakhstan out-tackle their opposition while proving more accurate in goal – a combination that has been the undoing of Arsenal many times over the years so no doubt something Woj is all-too-familiar with.