Playing alongside Declan Rice in the midfield once again, the 25-year-old took an early yellow card that appeared to dictate how physically invested he could be in certain challenges but he coped with the pressure well.
This is how the national media rated his performance in what was his 17th international cap since a September 8, 2020 debut against Denmark.
9. The Telegraph - 6
Chris Bascombe said the booking was ridiculous and called for VAR to be able to cancel out such decisions. He credited Phillips' tenacity but felt he picked the wrong pass at times.
10. The Hard Tackle - 7
Keshav Awasty saw a 'boisterous display' and felt the partnership with Rice was solid defensively, but wants to see more imagination on the ball from the Leeds man.
11. 90 MIN - 7
Matt O'Connor-Simpson said the yellow was ludicrous, called the lack of pass to Kane when the striker was in terrible but felt he played well, giving England tempo.
12. Squawka - 6
Phillips battled well, according to Muhammad Butt, but should have got to Lewandowski sooner to prevent the cross for Poland's goal.