England suffered their worst home defeat in 94 years as Hungary produced one of the comfortable football results of the midweek action in the Nations League. The result meant they could be relegated from the top tier after failing to win any of their first four games. Roland Sallai opened the scoring in the 16th minute before he doubled their advantage in the 70th minute. Zsolt Nagy scored a third in the 80th minute before Daniel Gazdag made it four in the 89th minute.
England: Ramsdale (4), Walker (5), Stones (3), Guehi (5), James (6), Phillips (4), Bellingham (6), Gallagher (6), Bowen (5), Kane (5), Saka (5)
Subs: Sterling (5), Mount (5), Foden (5), Maguire (n/a).
Hungary: Dibusz (7), Lang (7), Orban (7), At Szalai (7), Fiola (7), Schafer (7), Styles (7), Nagy (9), Szoboszlai (7), Sallai (9), Ad Szalai (7).
Subs: Nagy (7), Gazdag (7), Adam (8), Nego (6).
Man of the match: Roland Sallai
England boss Gareth Southgate: “I cannot dress up what has happened tonight in any way, shape, or form. I did not get the balance right. We have some very good young players but they need experienced players around them. When the game started to go against them tonight, I did not put the leaders around them. I could not put [Declan] Rice out there again, I could not put [Harry] Maguire out there again. Well, I could. But if they got a serious injury and missed the winter I would be kicking myself. In a difficult situation, you need experience around you to navigate those kinds of games. That is the balance that we did not have tonight. The responsibility lies with me.”
Hungary boss Marco Rossi: “The English press should understand that these results can happen,” said Rossi, the Hungary boss. They did a lot. They kept 65 percent of possession. It was not because they did not produce the effort. I know losing to Hungary 4-0 is not the same as losing to Brazil or Argentina. It is difficult to accept for everyone but I think Southgate already proved to be quite a good coach.”
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