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89'
D. Gazdag
Á. Nagy
0 - 4
82'
J. Stones
Yellow 2nd/RC
80'
Z. Nagy
M. Ádám
0 - 3
70'
R. Sallai
M. Ádám
0 - 2
16'
R. Sallai
Á. Lang
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
68% 31%
6
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 614 285
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Italy ITA Italy 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11 W W L D W
2 Hungary HUN Hungary 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 L W W D L
3 Germany GER Germany 6 1 4 1 11 9 +2 7 D L W D D
4 England ENG England 6 0 3 3 4 10 -6 3 D L L D D

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Commentary

That's all from a stunned Molineux today, as England suffer their heaviest home loss since 1928, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
England have just two points from four Nations League matches so far, and are still stuck to the bottom of the group, so relegation to League B is a particular threat when they reconvene in three months time. Hungary, meanwhile, are the new leaders, after Germany beat Italy 5-1. The Magyars will play the latter pair again in September, when they could seal passage to the Nations League finals.
Concluding a miserable month for England, the Euro 2020 finalists slip to a humbling home defeat against ruthless Hungary, who scored four times from six attempts on goal to complete a memorable victory. Echoing the infamous events of 1963, though in a very different context, the Magyars slayed their more fancied hosts courtesy of some clinical finishing, and they sit top of Group A3 heading into the final two games, to be played in September. For the tamed Three Lions, they will hope to reset over the brief break and get back on track for the upcoming World Cup.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: ENGLAND 0-4 HUNGARY
90' + 1' With surely the last chance of the match, Mount fires wide with a left-footed shot from outside the box. England end another game goalless.
B. Bolla
Yellow Card
89' For getting carried away with his celebration following Hungary's fourth goal, Bolla is booked.
Á. Nagy
Assist
89' Adam Nagy slotted a killer ball through England's stretched defence, to pick out Gazdag, as Hungary strike on the counter yet again.
D. Gazdag
Goal
89' HUNGARY HAVE FOUR! England's disintegration is complete, as Gazdag steals through on the break to dink the ball over Ramsdale from 10 yards; shrugging off pressure from the back-tracking Walker. Adam Nagy laid on the Magyars' fourth goal with a lovely throughball: incredibly, it's 4-0 to Hungary!
Z. Nagy
Yellow Card
89' Yellow Card Zsolt Nagy
87' A shellshocked England are reduced to chasing shadows now, as Hungary play around the 10-man home side in midfield. Even the away fans are getting in on the act, by cheering each and every successfully completed pass.
K. Walker
Yellow Card
85' Walker follows Stones into the referee's notebook, as he sees yellow for a needless foul on Nego just inside his own half.
H. Maguire
B. Saka
85' England respond to their implosion by hauling off Saka; Maguire comes on.
82' STONES SENT OFF! Things go from bad to worse for England, who are falling apart here, as Stones receives a second booking for a minor brush with Gazdag. That seems a harsh call, but the referee is adamant.
M. Ádám
Assist
80' An excellent cameo appearance by Adam sees the forward pick up another assist, this time for picking out Nagy with a short pass inside the area.
Z. Nagy
Goal
80' HUNGARY LEAD 3-0! A chorus of boos breaks the stunned silence at Molineux, as Zsolt Nagy puts Hungary three goals ahead! After a counter-attack by the visitors, Nego has a header blocked at close range, before Adam rolls the ball back into his team-mate's path. Nagy then fires home with an unerring strike into the bottom-left corner!
L. Négo
R. Sallai
78' Sallai is replaced for the final few minutes, as Nego comes on.
77' OFF THE BAR! Kane almost breaks England's long drought, as he diverts an inswinging cross from the left against the crossbar with a powerful header. That was a great ball by Mount! Close, but not quite!
76' JUST WIDE! Foden zips a low shot narrowly wide of the right-hand post from the edge of the area, after persistent work and a clever cutback from his Manchester City team-mate Sterling.
74' Twice in the space of a couple of minutes, England are caught offside at the end of attacking moves, with Saka the guilty man on both occasions.
72' Surely on course for victory today, Hungary have lost just two of their previous 12 matches in the Nations League, picking up six wins in the process - a seventh could be just 20 minutes away.
M. Ádám
Assist
70' Making an immediate impact following his arrival from the bench, Adam picked out Sallai with an accurate ball to the back post, from the right side of midfield.
R. Sallai
Goal
70' SALLAI STRIKES AGAIN! Hungary go 2-0 up! Phillips miscontrols the ball and concedes possession just inside his own half, and substitute Adam pounces to thread a smart ball across the box for Sallai. The forward then finishes beneath Ramsdale with a low, outside-of-the-foot shot, and Hungary are in touching distance of the win!
M. Ádám
Á. Szalai
68' Adam Szalai now takes his leave, as Martin Adam comes on up front.
P. Foden
J. Bellingham
68' England switch things up again, as Foden is thrown on for his fellow young gun Bellingham.
67' Rossi is shown a yellow card on the touchline, as he continues to contest decisions, even with his Hungary side still leading.
66' Southgate looks to be preparing further changes, as England's brief spell of creative energy after the break has dissipated over the past 10 minutes or so.
64' England have only failed to score in three of their 25 meetings with Hungary in all competitions, including last time the nations met on June 4th, but they are still struggling to break their opponents down today.
62' Bellingham is apparently clipped in midfield, as Orban mistimes a challenge, but it is the latter who is awarded the free-kick. Hungary will be happy if the game continues to be broken up in this manner, as they seek to earn another famous victory.
60' A promising England attack breaks down when Sterling loses the ball on the brink of the box, and Phiilips is then harshly penalised for a trip on Adam Szalai, who uses all his experience to make sure he gets the decision.
58' Having been a little off the pace today - both in and out of possession - Phillips concedes another free-kick, this time for a foul on Sallai in midfield.
M. Mount
C. Gallagher
56' England make another change: Gallagher is replaced by his Chelsea colleague Mount in midfield.
D. Gazdag
D. Szoboszlai
56' Hungary's chief creator Szoboszlai is also substituted, and Gazdag will be his replacement.
Á. Nagy
C. Styles
56' Rossi makes a change, perhaps in response to England's tactical switch, as Styles makes way for Adam Nagy.
54' On the stretch, at the back post, Saka can only prod the ball well wide, following an excellent sweeping cross by Kane from the right.
52' James takes England's fifth corner of the match - Hungary have had none so far - but his cross is headed away at the near post. The hosts, though, are totally on top and look to have more options in their new shape.
50' A driving run inside from the right by Bellingham ends with a slightly overhit pass just evading the outstretched boot of Kane, who was in a good position near the back post. The ball drifts wide for a Hungary goal-kick.
49' It seems as though England have switched to a three-man defence since the interval, with Saka and James playing the wing-back roles; Walker shifts into the centre. It remains to be seen whether that will help Southgate's side open up an organised away team.
47' A smart free-kick routine between James and Kane sees the latter latch on to a chipped pass down the right side of the area, but he is thwarted in his attempts to get a shot off by the close attention of several Hungary defenders.
R. Sterling
J. Bowen
46' Bowen's game is over prematurely, as Sterling replaces him up front for the second half.
46' We are back under way at Molineux, and England have made a half-time substitution.
Still unable to find the net today, England have failed to score in seven of their 15 previous Nations League games. In fact, seven of the last eight times the Three Lions have failed register a goal in all competitions have been in this tournament.
While dominant when it comes to both possession and territory, England have been stung by an opportunistic Hungary strike and trail at half-time in their latest Nations League fixture. Since the visitors have gone ahead, they have also forced a few more opportunities on the break and from set-pieces, as the Three Lions have sometimes lacked assurance at the back. Southgate's side will now need to find some inspiration from somewhere - perhaps a generously-stocked bench - or they could be left stranded at the bottom of the Group A3 table.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: ENGLAND 0-1 HUNGARY
45' + 2' An optimistic low drive through a sea of red shirts sees Kane earn a corner for his side, after the England striker's shot is deflected wide by Orban.
45' Phillips fails to pick out a rapid supporting run by Walker down the right side of the area, as his pass is slightly overhit, and some frustration is surely creeping in to England's play here. They are on top in terms of territory, but can they nick an equaliser before half-time?
43' Attila Szalai is the latest Hungary defender to clear his lines deep inside his own area, after a threatening free-kick from the right by Bowen drifts towards the six-yard box.
41' Orban does well to track the run of Stones into the Hungary area, denying the Manchester City defender a clear header at goal from close range - England are regaining some lost momentum, just ahead of the interval.
39' Adam Szalai is fit enough to continue, following his clash with Stones, so the match resumes.
38' Again, Adam Szalai is down injured, and the game is paused momentarily as he receives treatment.
J. Stones
Yellow Card
37' For using his arm in an aerial challenge with Adam Szalai, Stones becomes the first player booked today.
36' Kane and Saka combine on the break, and when the latter lofts a dangerous ball into the box, Dibusz is forced to punch the ball away from a misplaced header by one of his defenders. Then, Bellingham sends a header well wide of the left-hand post from 10 yards out.
35' Hungary win another free-kick, this time out on the right, and they are certainly in no rush to take it. Once the increasingly influential Szoboszlai does so, nothing much results and the attacking opportunity is lost.
33' Szoboszlai slides a reverse ball to Adam Szalai from just outside the area, but after the latter eventually pulls the ball back into the six-yard box, England are able to get the ball clear through Gallagher.
31' The game reverts to a mass of red Hungary shirts sitting deep as England rotate the ball rather aimlessly, and the home side seem to be lacking ideas at the moment.
29' Dibusz makes a routine save in the centre of his goal, following a weak downward header by Stones from near the penalty spot.
27' James is forced to clear the ball away from near the goal-line following a whipped free-kick by Szoboszlai, with Attila Szalai lurking close by - England escape!
26' Still grimacing as he puts weight on his affected ankle, Adam Szalai returns to his feet and the game gets back under way.
25' A sliding challenge by Bellingham near the corner flag topples Adam Szalai, and the Hungary striker is left in apparent agony. After he receives some treatment, his side will have a free-kick just outside the area.
22' Phillips gives away another free-kick for a foul on Styles, and that is turning into a running battle in midfield, between two players who represent Yorkshire clubs Leeds United and Barnsley.
20' Now leading on English soil, Hungary have won only one of 11 away games against England in the past - their famous 6-3 victory at Wembley in November 1953. Since that day, Nandor Hidegkuti remains the last away player to score a hat-trick against the Three Lions - perhaps Sallai can replicate that feat today?
18' Despite the setback of conceding against the general run of play, England have immediately resumed domination of the ball and are patiently passing in areas which will not really trouble their opponents.
Á. Lang
Assist
16' As the ball broke inside the England area, Lang got the last touch before Sallai steered home Hungary's opener.
R. Sallai
Goal
16' HUNGARY LEAD! With their first shot at goal, the away side go in front! After Stones fails to clear the cross from a Hungary free-kick away from danger, Sallai sneaks in behind Phillips and volleys home past Ramsdale at close range: 1-0!
15' Phillips ends a Hungary counter-attack 20 yards outside his own penalty area, by clipping Styles - the visitors are awarded a free-kick.
13' England have enjoyed 71 per cent of the possession so far, and are clearly intent on controlling today's game.
11' Though still not moving entirely freely, Schafer is able to return to the field of play after his injury, and proceedings resume.
10' Schafer is left prone on the turf, and will require medical attention, following a collision in midfield - the game therefore comes to a halt.
8' When England lost against Hungary earlier this month, that ended a 15-match unbeaten run against the Magyars between 1965 and 2021. The Three Lions last lost back-to-back games against today's opponents during an infamous spell between 1953 and 1962.
6' CLOSE! Meeting a looping cross to the back post from James out on the left, Bowen stretches every sinew to rise highest in the area, but his goalbound header is blocked by Nagy just in front of the goal line! So close to an opener for the West Ham forward!
4' After Kane lays the ball off for Walker just outside the area, England nearly break through the Hungarian defence on the right, but the visitors manage to hold firm and eventually the attack fizzles out.
2' Closing down just a little too keenly, Bowen concedes a free-kick for a foul on Nagy inside the Hungary half, as England look to apply some early pressure.
1' We are under way in Wolverhampton!
The players are out on the pitch at Molineux, and both anthems have been observed, so kick-off is now just moments away!
Making just two alterations to a consistent selection throughout this month's Nations League matches, Hungary are forced to replace goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi due to suspension - Dibusz deputises - while Schafer takes Adam Nagy's spot in midfield. England-born Styles also features in the visitors' engine room, with captain and top scorer Adam Szalai leading the line up front.
In a radically overhauled side compared to that which started against Italy, James and Ramsdale are the only players to retain their places in the England XI today. Kane, Saka, Phillips and Bellingham are among a total of nine changes made by Southgate, who has spoken about managing his players' workload with just five months left until the World Cup kicks off.
SUBS: Peter Szappanos, Akos Kecskes, Loic Nego, Martin Adam, Bendeguz Bolla, Csaba Spandler, Adam Nagy, Milos Kerkez, Balint Vecsei, Daniel Gazdag, Szabolcs Schon.
HUNGARY (3-4-2-1): Denes Dibusz; Willi Orban, Adam Lang, Attila Szalai; Attila Fiola, Andras Schafer, Callum Styles, Zsolt Nagy; Roland Sallai, Dominik Szoboszlai; Adam Szalai.
SUBS: Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford, James Ward-Prowse, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Kieran Trippier, Conor Coady, Phil Foden, Tammy Abraham, Declan Rice, Harry Maguire.
ENGLAND (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Marc Guehi, Reece James; Conor Gallagher, Kalvin Phillips, Jude Bellingham; Jarrod Bowen, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka.
After securing a 1-0 win over today's opponents in Budapest 10 days ago, Hungary have continued to defy the odds and contend for top spot in Group A3. Bouncing back from a loss to Italy last week, the Magyars impressively held Germany to a 1-1 draw last time out. Just one point below the Italians, who lead the table, Marco Rossi's men are now seeking a route into next year's Nations League finals, though they will not be joining England in Qatar for the World Cup after failing to qualify.
Following a goalless draw against Italy on Saturday, England are still seeking a first win in Group A3, which would lift them off the bottom of the table. The Three Lions have taken just two points from a possible nine so far this month, so relegation to League B remains a very real possibility with three rounds remaining. Having failed to score a single goal from open play in this campaign, Gareth Southgate's men now aim to sign off for the summer with a win in Wolverhampton, where England last played in front of a full crowd some 66 years ago.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's Nations League clash between England and Hungary at Molineux!