Joe Hart admits he is to blame for England only taking a point from their World Cup qualifier against Poland in Warsaw.

In the rescheduled game at The National Stadium after Tuesday evening's deluge of rain, England took a lead on the half hour as Wayne Rooney headed home Steven Gerrard's corner.

But the visitors failed to deal with a sprightly Polish side and the pressure eventually told with 19 minutes remaining as Kamil Glik beat both Joleon Lescott and an onrushing Hart to the ball to nod into the corner from Ludovic Obraniak's delivery.

And the Manchester City stopper, who came off his line but couldn't meet the teasing corner, says he is 100% accountable for the equaliser which leaves England just a point ahead of Montenegro in group H having played a game more.

Joe Hart
Hart says he is to blame for England only gaining a point in Warsaw.

"I came I didn't get there and it was my fault," Hart said. "I should have punished it or I should have stayed and I didn't do either.

"I'm gutted it cost us the three points because I didn't see them scoring any other way. The fans were outstanding just as shame we couldn't give them a win."

While England have recorded emphatic 5-0 wins against group minnows Moldova and San Marino, against the more credible opposition in Ukraine and Poland, two of their expected rivals for automatic qualification for the 2014 World Cup, Roy Hodgson's side have failed to record a victory.

And the manager said that despite not producing their finest performance in the Polish capital, a point could turn out to be a good result come the end of the group phase.

"It wasn't one of our better performances but I think there are a lot of factors, the ball wasn't moving that well and also of course the extra 36 hours we've been spending in a hotel it did us no favours," Hodgson said.

Roy Hodgson
Hodgson was left disappointed by England's performance.

"I'm pleased with a point and a point away from home when the group is decided next October we might be find to be a good point. Not today we gave the ball away a lot of time but so did the Polish team and you can excuse players in some cases.

"I thought after they scored we had one our better spells. At the end I think we were closer to a 2-1 win than they were. We did show the necessary character and it gives me heart for the future as we are still unbeaten."

Captain Steven Gerrad added: "I think time will tell whether it's a decent point but the lads are disappointed. We know we can play a lot better and we should have seen out the game, it may be good point.

"It's a point but our point tally could be better, the conditions, the pitch, I thought they handled it slight better than us but I don't think many people will come here and take maximum points."