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England vs Hungary LIVE: World Cup qualifying updates as away fans clash with police at Wembley


Southgate and mason Mount ahead of Hungary WC qualifier

England are back in action this evening as they welcome Hungary to Wembley Stadium for a World Cup qualifying fixture.

Gareth Southgate’s team sit atop Group I on 19 points as they close in on a spot at next winter’s world championship in Qatar, having dispatched Andorra 5-0 in their most recent outing on Saturday night. Jack Grealish and Ben Chilwell scored their first international goals in that game, while Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham and James Ward-Prowse also netted. Despite fine performances from a number of his players in Andorra, Southgate has made nine changes here, having said this week: “We have got a very strong squad and part of the reason we made the changes we did the other night is there were some specific profiles of players we thought could help us win the game. Also, we want the squad to feel involved and it is important they know they are valued, that they can contribute.”

Tonight’s visitors Hungary occupy fourth place in the qualifying group with 10 points, having been beaten 1-0 by Albania at the weekend. Their reverse fixture against England in September saw the Three Lions emerge victorious by a 4-0 scoreline, and Southgate will be keen to see his side produce a similar result here. Follow live updates from England vs Hungary below.

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Half-time: England 1 – 1 Hungary

45+1 mins: The corner comes to nothing for England but the recover the ball. Shaw flicks a beautiful floating cross into the back post where Sterling peels off Z. Nagy and fires a header at goal. Gulacsi reacts quickly to keep it out and Sterling sends the rebound into the side netting under pressure from the defender.

The whistle goes for half-time with the scores level. It’s not been England’s best performance in that first half but they’ve managed to score and go into the break on level terms.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:35

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England 1 – 1 Hungary

43 mins: Walker sends a nice diagonal over to Grealish on the left side. His first touch knocks the ball past Nego but the Hunagrian wingback does well to recover. He catches up the Grealish inside the box and toes the ball out for an England corner.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:32

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England 1 – 1 Hungary

40 mins: Almost! Foden nips in to win the ball high up the pitch and then leaves it for Sterling. Kane makes a run into the right side of the box but Sterling picks out Grealish on the other side. Grealish dribbles into the area, sits Nego down but then takes too long to shoot and is forced over to the byline. He tries to cut it back for Kane but Hungary have men back and intercept the pass.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:29

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GOAL! England 1 – 1 Hungary (Stones, 37’)⚽️

37 mins: England are level! Andras Schafer attempts to stop a Grealish run down the left side of the box and England win a free kick. Foden whips in a sharp cross from the set piece, there’s a flick on at the near post, possibly off the back of Rice, and the ball drops for Stones who taps it into the open goal. Lovely goal from England.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:25

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England 0 – 1 Hungary

33 mins: Shaw and Mount combine on the left side to break past the Hungarian line. A. Nagy flies across to tackle Mount and just runs into the midfielder bundling him to the floor. England win a free kick that Mount curls into the back post. Kane is waiting but he’s surrounded by bodies and the ball goes behind off a Hungarian shirt.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:22

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England 0 – 1 Hungary

30 mins: Grealish is hacked down on the right wing by a tackle from Z. Nagy who hits the England forward from behind. Foden takes the resultant free kick and flicks it into the box where it is easily cleared by the visitors.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:20

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England 0 – 1 Hungary

27 mins: Roland Sallai scores his third goal in seven matches for Hungary. England face the task of coming from behind to beat the visitors now. It’s a rare state of affairs for this team under Gareth Southgate.

A long ball comes up the pitch to Harry Kane. He takes it into the box and is met with a challenge from Attila Szalai. Kane goes to ground wanting a penalty but the contact is minimal and the referee waves play on.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:17

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GOAL! England 0 – 1 Hungary (Sallai, 24’)⚽️

24 mins: Hungary lead! Jordan Pickford is sent the wrong way by Roland Sallai and England find themselves behind at Wembley!

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:13

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Penalty to Hungary!

23 mins: Luke Shaw is booked for a high foot on Loic Nego inside his own penalty area and the referee points straight to the penalty spot. VAR takes a look and there’s nothing there to overturn the decision.

Michael Jones12 October 2021 20:12

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