Poland’s in-form striker Robert Lewandowski maintained his recent rich vein of form by powering home an unstoppable header to give Poland a 2-1 victory over Ireland. The win meant that the Poles secured their place in next year’s Euro 2016 finals, while Ireland will get a second chance to reach France via November’s play-offs.

It was the Bayern Munich striker’s 8th goal in his last 4 appearances for Poland. Impressive though that strike rate is, it is eclipsed by his record for Bayern, for whom he has managed an astonishing 12 goals in his last 4 matches.