Marco Rossi's side become the first Hungary team to beat England away from home since 1953. They feel eons ago. Perhaps significantly, Raheem Sterling is going through a one-on-one warmup with a member of the coaching staff. Brilliant finish. I dont actually think it is damaging for the mentality of the group because they havent been at full strength for the matches that theyve lost. Just under two years ago, Gallagher and Bellingham were playing against each other not too far from here in a Championship match between Birmingham and Swansea. In the US, televised UEFA Nations League gamesare alsoavailable on fuboTV. Bowen, who should be well suited to such a scenario, almost loses his footing a couple of times but wins a corner. Kane's late penalty in Munich last week is the only time they have found the net. Craig Burley reacts to England's dismal performance against Hungary in the UEFA Nations League. Marco Rossi kezdcsapata a vlogatott 4., @England elleni Nemzetek Ligja-tallkozjn #NationsLeague #magyarok #csakegyutt 8th minute: Short Hungary goal kick and they'll get another go as Gallagher shows off some of his trademark tenacity and blocks the attempted pass out. England: Ramsdale (4), Walker (5), Stones (3), Guehi (5), James (6), Phillips (4), Bellingham (6), Gallagher (6), Bowen (5), Kane (5), Saka (5) The matches where every other England manager has been judged, we've had the best performances for 50 years. A full house at Molineux awaits! Southgate will be hoping it is not that kind of year. It is difficult to accept for everyone but I think Southgate already proved to be quite a good coach. Hungary top the group on seven points, ahead of Germany and Italy. That is the balance that we did not have tonight. This was supposed to be a celebratory trip away from Wembley for a popular team and the reality was pretty galling for all involved. He still believes the England side his team tore to pieces should be considered among the favourites for the World Cup. It was an atmosphere that Southgate worked long and hard to cultivate after more than a decade of poisonous negativity around his national side. Martin Adam won possession off Kalvin Phillips and found Sallai who beat Ramsdale again with a low shot. Cucurella, Zinchenko, Lingard and more, Forest sign Lingard on one-year deal | West Ham didn't want bidding war, Carra: Man Utd must be in Champions League | De Jong would be 'top class', Papers: Chelsea on brink of signing Kounde, Hamilton holds milestone victory hope as Merc reveal new upgrade. In practice, it was not functioning. 45th minute +2: It came to nothing, like the three before it and there's a smattering of boos at the whistle. That earlier momentum that was building for England has vanished. 71st minute: An England period of possession is being booed by the Wolverhampton crowd. Anyway, aside from James at left-back, there's Marc Guehi getting a first competitive start for England and Jarrod Bowen getting a chance to have another look at a Hungary defence he asked a few questions of a couple of weeks ago. MOLINEUX, WOLVERHAMPTON England went down to a brutally humiliating loss as Hungary demolished them 4-0 and the home crowd bawled that manager Gareth Southgate did not know what he was doing. I didn't think that was correct after the Germany game. Subs: Nagy (7), Gazdag (7), Adam (8), Nego (6). England could really do with turning this around. Well, I could. Harry Kane then headed against the crossbar before things unravelled entirely for Southgate and his players, who were booed and barracked on what was supposed to be a feelgood trip away from Wembley. And the game's first clear-cut chance came after five minutes when clever play down the left led to Reece James finding Jarrod Bowen at the far post, but the West Ham man's header was blocked and cleared by a Hungary defender. Remember those Euro 2020 feelgood vibes? But a change of shape to three at the back caused problems for England in transition and they collapsed under Hungarys slick, sharp counter-attacks during the final quarter of the contest. Kane coming deep bears fruit again and he releases Saka. Southgate made nine changes from the team that drew with Italy at the weekend to give some fringe players a chance. From nowhere, this is a decent spell from Southgate's side. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Plenty of endeavour from England and some good flashes, with Sterling just then dropping off and darting through a couple of challenges. It was the first time England had lost a home match by four or more goals since March 1928 when Scotland beat them 5-1. A win here was supposed to help carry some optimism into the new season, one that brings with it a World Cup in November. Although Jude Bellingham and Conor Gallagher buzzed inventively in midfield, it was indicative of Englands general lack of cutting edge that the closest they came before half-time was Willi Orban almost heading Bukayo Sakas cross past his own goalkeeper. The boos are louder now! Both teams then try with limited success to pass around one another at close quarters. Southgate was greeted by boos from fans in his worst defeat as England manager, the team's first time losing by four goals in nearly six decades. Stones' header is easily gathered by Dibusz in the Hungary goal. Noa Lang scored his first international goal and Memphis Depay got a late winner as group leaders Netherlands secured a late 3-2 win over Wales. It was therefore pretty stark to see plenty of that crumble on a shambolic evening. There are loads of ways to enjoy the beautiful game. England remain bottom and winless in the Nations League after a miserable 4-0 home defeat to Hungary at Molineux. 15th minute: "WE ARE NEVER DONE" flashes across the advertising hoardings. More worryingly, their form has deserted them in a World Cup year. #ThreeLions skipper @HKane reacts to tonight's defeat: Southgate had spoken of his dismay at watching his England play at a near empty Molineux because of the crowd restrictions on Saturday evening, but the ground was transformed on Tuesday night, the players emerging to a rapturous reception. England are staring at the prospect of relegation from UEFA Nations League Group A3 after suffering their worst home loss since 1928 with a 4-0 defeat to Hungary at Molineux on Tuesday. Three Lions suffer defeat at Molineux as Hungary punish England with a second-half flurry, The Football Association 2001 - 2022- All Rights Reserved. "I know great people like Sir Bobby Robson, what he had to go through and how he was viewed in the end on getting the team to a World Cup semifinal. 1st minute: England players took the knee before kickoff and it was unanimously applauded by the home fans - a very different scenario to those Euro 2020 warmup games a year ago. Ive sat here lots of times and weve broken a huge number of records. Were on the other side of it tonight. 12th minute: James finds the scampering Gallagher in-field and England have a free-kick 40 yards out. GOAL!!!!! Another frustrating start for England as they fall behind #C4Football | #ThreeLions | #MutualRespect The midfielder takes the ball from Sterling and gets into his elegant stride. James sent in a cross from the right. And it was 3-0 with ten minutes to go after a superb strike from Nagy found the bottom left corner of Ramsdale's goal before Gazdag added a fourth in the 89th minute, neatly chipping over Ramsdale to score. England actually made a reasonably enterprising start and Nagy made a vital block to keep out Jarrod Bowens header from Reece James cross, the Chelsea defender becoming the latest England right-back to grapple with left-back duties. But this was not just a failure in front of goal but a historic collapse - the biggest home defeat that England have suffered in 94 years. 1hr 15 mins from kickoff:Here's the England team. One last time, with feeling. "You don't know what you're doing strikes up again. I'm sure it will be onwards and upwards from there for the Arsenal number one this evening! He has his second now, the Hungary bench streams onto the field in celebrations. But despite dominating possession, England created few chances, and the experiment backfired leading to loud boos from the home support. 50th minute: On the other hand, if Hungary are unaware of where Bellingham is going to pop up that's a problem for them. In contrast, Hungary were buoyant, Nagy slamming home a third from distance. Nagy makes a goal-saving block to keep out Bowen's header. It's not time to panic, it's time to keep our heads up," he said. Ramsdale has just slipped and fallen flat on his back when aiming a long kick at Jordan Pickford. It has therefore been encouraging to see Southgate switch between 3-4-3 and 4-2-3-1 to fine effect during his tenure. They're going to give an opinion. The FIFA deadline is Monday November 14. The result leaves Gareth Southgate's side at the foot of UEFA Nations League Group A3, while Hungary go top after four matches. England suffer their biggest home defeat in 94 years as they capitulate to a 4-0 beating at the hands of Hungary at Molineux; Gareth Southgate's side remain winless in the Nations League after four of their six games and are now facing the prospect of relegation from the top tier, Comment and Analysis Zsolt Nagy smashed home a wonderful effort from 20 yards in the 80th minute and, after John Stones was sent off for a second booking, substitute Daniel Gazdag gleefully completed the rout. That's very soft second yellow, but this has gone entirely off grid now. Play for free, entries by 3pm, England 0-4 Hungary: Biggest home defeat since 1928 as Gareth Southgate's side are humiliated in the Nations League, England suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Hungary, Transfer Centre LIVE! I think that since the beginning we knew perfectly that coming to play against England would be very difficult for us, he said. Following an excellent delivery from the left by Saka, Dibusz made his best save of the half when Viktor Orban headed the ball toward his own goal. On the face of it, sensible - he's just had a centre-back sent off. Southgates record of reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the Euro 2020 final means his job is safe up to and including Qatar 2022. He then tries and fails to win a penalty in fairly unedifying fashion. England broke up the field immediately but Bowen failed to spot Kane free in the middle and the opportunity was wasted. James scampers forward from his unfamiliar left-back role and hangs up a cross to the back post. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. He calms himself down and sends on Adam for skipper Szalai. A team in disarray. Some of those old fractures feel like they might be re-opening a little. Yes, it's the fourth of a run of games that no one particularly needed after a long, hard season. Zsolt Nagy and Daniel Gazdag confirmed it to spark angry boos from the crowd. Get instant access. Ramsdale got a touch but he had little chance. And so if the flak comes my way then I have to deal with that. Thats, of course, really painful, he said. 1928 - England have lost a home match by 4+ goals for the first since March 1928, when they lost 5-1 to Scotland. Could also be this season. 73rd minute: Saka fails to get on the end of a cross at the far post. Halftime: The England substitutes are out booting some balls about. Unsurprisingly, England have looked vulnerable in transition. Aaron Ramsdale starts in goal. Unsatisfyingly if symmetrically it ends with Phillips giving the ball away. Response required. That was complete and utter humiliation. It's a straight swap and he's immediately into his work down the right-hand side after being found by James. Hungarys well-travelled Italian coach Marco Rossi marvelled at his players afterwards, calling their haul of seven points from four games against England, Italy and Germany in this Nations League campaign a miracle. Hungary make the most of their opportunities as the Three Lions' attacking woes continue!#C4Football | #ThreeLions Molineux was stunned into silence, other than a small red corner of ecstatic Hungary supporters, who were even louder than usual. Bellingham sends Fiola to town with a delicious Cruyff turn. 25 mins from kickoff: The teams are out going through their warmups. 77th minute: Crossbar! "It's our first big defeat in a long time. I totally understand there's been this narrative all week. MORE: What is the Nations League and how does the Nations League work? Sallai began the rout when he controlled the ball on his knee after a miscued header from Stones before drilling past Aaron Ramsdale in the 16th minute. 2hrs from kickoff: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of England's Nations League encounter with Hungary at Molineux. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Kane did hit the crossbar with a tricky headed opportunity but it spoke volumes for their lack of creativity against Marco Rossi's well-organised side that it was as close as England came. But, on the other hand, read the room. 1hr 10 mins from kickoff: And this is what the Hungary XI, without suspended first-choice goalkeeper Peter Gulasci, looks like. 67th minute: More and more restlessness from the fans behind us. Southgates half-time switch to something resembling his Russia 2018 formation after introducing Raheem Sterling briefly unsettled Hungary but England also lacked structure. - Don't have ESPN? "The English press should understand that these results can happen," said Rossi, the Hungary boss. It would be madness to think otherwise. Mount curls in a right-footed cross from the left and Kane flicks it against the top of the bar. "Tonight, everything did not go the right way for them but they are already at the top level and they must only follow the track they are on now because I am convinced they will give you a lot of joy at the next World Cup. Kane showed he was Englands only vaguely viable route back into the contest and his brilliant header from Mason Mounts centre thumped the top of the bar. 87th minute: Mount has just run in late to give Gazdag, the other party in the Stones red card, a shove and a few verbals. But their dismal form in the Nations League has baffled fans and saw boos ringing out as they traipsed off the Molineux pitch. And that nearly led to a goal when the Chelsea defender almost found an onrushing Kane with a driven delivery from the right. The group winners go to the Nations League finals next June while the bottom team are relegated. Even after the most wretched night imaginable for a team that was, until very recently indeed, being talked up as potential World Cup winners, no one is getting sacked in the morning as a few chaps who had left the reservation in the seats behind the Molineux press box suggested. The team weren't able to deliver tonight, my responsibility. Why can't Conor Gallagher play in the FA Cup semi-final? He takes a heavy touch but wins a free-kick in the centre-circle. - Olley: Gareth Southgate's popularity tested in historic England loss to Hungary Then England chaaaaarge off on the break. They kept 65 per cent possession. But their play lacks overall structure and Hungary will have absolutely no issues with how this looks right now. (1:23), Gareth Southgate's popularity tested in historic England loss to Hungary, ESPN+ viewers' guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more. Ive watched from the sofa as a kid, Ive watched as a player, so I recognise those difficult times. Which, I guess was the point - changing minds positively and the like. After half time, the Three Lions were full of attacking impetus, with Bellingham nearly setting Kane through on goal following an outside-of-the-boot pass. Hungary have matched the 4-0 defeat they absorbed from the Three Lions last September. Some of the other teams across Europe have experienced that as well., Southgate added: "Tonight is a difficult night, my predecessors have had nights like this. These four fixtures have yielded no wins and just the one goal - a penalty. Possession without incision. It's not realistic to have had the ride I've had for five years and not have bad nights, difficult night.". England have lost a home match by four or more goals for the first since March 1928, when they lost 5-1 to Scotland. But I totally understand the response tonight. @ghostgoal. Hungary lead 4-0. @sportingnewsuk #ENGHUN#NationsLeague "They did a lot. England were behind again. Molineux was stunned. Southgate brings on Maguire to replace Saka. Perhaps a push by Stones, but it was soft. There was hope then. The #ThreeLions have arrived! 5th minute: Phillips is the lone holder in there, with Gallagher and Bellingham operating to right and left respectively. Bringing the energy "We have to take it on the chin and move forward, prepare for the World Cup, we'll learn a lot. Football is emotional. "I cannot dress up what has happened tonight in any way, shape or form," said Southgate afterwards. Not often England get to play at such a compact home ground. 16th minute: England failed to deal with a free-kick into the box, with Lang beating Stones to a header across goal. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player. Hungary were clinical, crisp with their attacks and often excellent. 28th minute: James off the line! There are a lot of pieces for Southgate to pick up. A lengthy scramble follows but England can't get a telling shot off. Man of the match: Roland Sallai. But if we're judged on the matches with our full strength players, then I think it's a different assessment. I am sure of that.". England vs. Hungary result: Three Lions demolished as Molineux crowd turns on Southgate. Information from Reuters was used in this report. 90th minute: Any semblance of England organisation has dissolved. 2 - Roland Sallai is the first Hungary player to score twice in an away game against England since both Ferenc Pusks (2) and Nndor Hidegkuti (3) did so in a 6-3 win at Wembley in 1953. Harry Kane returned to captain the side while there were opportunities for Marc Guehi, Jarrod Bowen and Conor Gallagher. If they'd picked up a couple of victories, perhaps no one would care. 35 mins from kickoff: It is to Southgate's credit that there are enough points of intrigue in that XI, given such things have been hard to find from any vantage point this month. We were very aware of the fact that we would have to suffer. His team looked disjointed throughout and now face the possibility of relegation from the top tier of the Nations League. But tonight, I can't dress up what's happened tonight in any way, shape or form. 39th minute: Oh, hello. The hosts went behind against the run of play in the first half when Sallai found the back of the net after 16 minutes. After reaching the semifinals of the last World Cup in Russia then narrowly losing last year's Euros to Italy, England have high hopes for the Qatar World Cup at the end of this year. The forward had impressed all afternoon, and he finished calmly past Ramsdale after being put through on goal by dm Lang. However, the Golden Generation label never did some of the players Southgate played alongside for the Three Lions much good and the England boss felt those who entered into a rotated side at Molineux lacked steadying influences alongside them. 53rd minute: James gets down the flank and his low cross flashes just past a stretching Kane. England have gone four consecutive matches without a win for the first time since a run of five in 2014. The extra cutting edge the Manchester City winger brings would certainly be welcome. You can never achieve a result like this if you are not lucky, but also we put all our efforts on the pitch and tried to follow all the tactical indications without exceptions and without selfish attitudes.. James' delivery is cleared. 36th minute: Well, if England aren't going to score, Hungary might just do it for them. It's seismic blow to their preparations for the World Cup later in the year. So expect Reece James to be the latest recipient of the dubious pass-the-parcel prize that is playing left-back in a squad without a left-back. Southgate had also reorganised his back four during the break, moving Kyle Walker to centre-back and Guhi to left-back to allow James to bomb up and down the right. After the culmination of this month's Nations League camp, England will next convene in September ahead of the two remaining group stage matches. - ESPN+ viewers' guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (1:23). But against the run of play, Hungary took the lead when dm Lang nodded the ball onto Sallai at a free kick. Here we go then, 2021/22 season. But if they got a serious injury and missed the winter I would be kicking myself. Phillips was overrun in transition, James shone on the right before being shunted back to the left and Bellingham was moved around after it felt like he could shape the game from his first-half position on the left of a midfield three. 8 mins from kickoff: Almost time for the team, which means in English sport in the 2020s, it's time for Sweet Caroline. 43rd minute: England are able to apply more pressure with a couple more set-pieces but there's nothing doing in the way of clear-cut chances. Play stops as Schafer receives treatment following a challenge with James. Five minutes later, Bowen turned provider when he found Marc Guhi from a free-kick, but the Crystal Palace defender's header was straight at Hungary goalkeeper Dnes Dibusz. Hungary head coach Marco Rossi, to general amusement, has talked his way into a booking. 1 min from kickoff: Anthems done and there's a lively atmosphere in here. Zsolt Nagy!!! "So I've got to accept the next period is going to be unpleasant and uncomfortable. It is a result that might not resonate down the ages quite as strongly as that 1953 defeat but it still spells huge problems for Gareth Southgate. But once again, Hungary grew into the half, and in the 69th minute Sallai scored a second to send the visitors into ecstasy and give them a crucial cushion. But for this run of games that too many of his squad seemed not to have much of an appetite for at the end of a gruelling season, flexibility quickly came to look like something close to clueless confusion. 74th minute: James chips to the back post bit there's no one there. Here comes Phil Foden, who might be able to change that. Southgate badly needs to regain a sense of clarity in the September games against Italy and Germany. Germany demolished Italy 5-2 on Tuesday with a sparkling display of attacking football for their first Nations League A3 win. "We have some very good young players but they need experienced players around them. 45th minute +1: We're into two minutes of stoppage time. And Sallai doubled the lead in the second half before Zsolt Nagy added a third from distance with ten minutes left. England are all over the place and half-clear. Fulltime: Lots of boos at the final whistle and a fair few England fans hanging around to share their views. Sterling is now appears to be up front with Kane, while Bellingham has been the furthest forward on a couple of attacks. 85th minute: Foden clips wide but the actual football feels incidental at this stage. What is his future for Chelsea and England? 80th minute: Hungary substitute Nego has a header blocked. Keeping the ball has been a concern for England at their worst but after having 59 per cent of the ball against Italy, Southgate's side had 71 per cent of it in the first half without finding the net. I'm really clear. Let's not forget where we've come from. Chopped and changed line-ups were a must in terms of managing workloads, but formation switches added too many complications. We suffered a lot and struggled a lot but we did this as a team, with huge sacrifice by the strikers who ran a lot and help the team a lot with the first line in the defence. Introducing your #ThreeLions to play Hungary! England need to make one of those half-chances tell sharpish. MORE:Which England U21 stars could make the Three Lions first team in the near future? The Borussia Dortmund man gets all the way back to the right-back area to try and remedy his error and scythes into Hungary skipper Szalai. Secondly, the 3-4-3 produced a tepid performance in the opening defeat in Budapest earlier this month, so it would make sense to stick with the shape that yielded solid but unspectacular draws against Germany and Italy. In theory, in Saka and Bowen, Kane has a couple of potential Sons out there with him tonight. That latter factor suggests Southgate has reverted to a back three. It was not happening. Kane tries his luck left-footed from 25 yards and wins a corner. This was England's first defeat by four or more goals since May 1964, when they lost 5-1 to Brazil in a friendly. When Stones put his foot on the ball to try and pick one just then, he was given the hurry-up by his own fans. It's another England corner but the referee has spotted a foul by the attacking team. We know that weve got depth, weve got some exciting players coming through but we need to be at full strength to be able to win matches. Bracing. The Molineux crowd were just loudly singing "you don't know what you're doing" at Southgate.
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