'We were surprised': Controversial goal gifts Senegal WC first

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'It was a weird situation - just like the first goal really. Bulk of the blame will, of course, fall on Polish No 10 Grzegorz Krychowiak, who hit a half-baked back pass from Senegal's half and expected either the last defender or goalkeeper to cover for it.

In fairness to Krychowiak, he had been unaware of Niang's loitering as the forward had only just been waved back onto the pitch by the referee. They will have to play much better than this if they are to make it out of the group.

The only African to score from open play so far in Russian Federation is Mbaye Niang, who pounced on an appallingly judged and executed Polish back pass to net Senegal's second goal at Moscow's Spartak Stadium.

The Teranga Lions managed to make the most of some bad defending from the eastern European nation and came away with a historic win, which sparked some absolutely balling dance moves from Mane and his team.

The match was billed as a shootout between strikers Lewandowski and Senegal's Sadio Mane but neither found the net. They do not rely on Mane in the same way that Egypt look to Mohamed Salah, or Argentina count on Lionel Messi. Most of Senegal's attacks in the first half were initiated from the left flank. Former worldwide Adam Nawałka has done well with the side, helping them qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 12 years.

Wojciech Szczesny's error gave Poland a mountain to climb. Earlier, Polish fans had nearly taken over Moscow.

Krychowiak sent a long ball back from deep inside the Senegal half, Szczesny rushed out of his area to collect the pass but Niang stole in to score to Polish disbelief.

The Juventus stopper didn't enjoy his best day, and fans have now taken to Twitter to suggest that Poland must start new West Ham signing Lukasz Fabianski in goal instead. Lewandowski admits he has a point to prove after a disappointing Euro 2016, when he scored only once as Poland exited at the quarter-finals stage. We kept making simple mistakes. He made an nearly identical mistake in a 2016 Champions League qualifier while on loan at Roma, inexplicably sprinting off his line and out of his area and donating a goal to Porto.

Kamil Glik, passed fit despite prematch doubts, should have gotten Poland back in the game, but he slotted a flawless Piszczek cross wide at the near post.

Head coach Adam Nawalka broadly agreed with Lewandowski's assessment, even if he was less direct with his words. Meanwhile, Mattia Perin, the keeper signed by Juve this summer, might have been watching with interest.

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