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Hungary trash England 4-0 to compound Southgate’s misery

England suffered their worst home defeat for 94 years as they were stunned 4-0 at home by Hungary in their UEFA Nations League clash on Tues...


England suffered their worst home defeat for 94 years as they were stunned 4-0 at home by Hungary in their UEFA Nations League clash on Tuesday.

It is the first time England have been beaten by four goals in a home game since a 5-1 loss to Scotland in 1928.

England's players were soundly booed at the full-time whistle by the home fans at Molineux, with the pressure now on manager Gareth Southgate going into the World Cup later this year.

While they dominated possession, England created precious little and were picked off by a clinical Hungarian side which scored from four of its five shots on target.

Roland Sallai opened the scoring after 16 minutes with a smartly taken strike after Kalvin Phillips failed to clear a free kick, and doubled the advantage after 70 minutes following a Hungary counter-attack.

Zsolt Nagy and Daniel Gazdag then capped a miserable night for Southgate and England, while John Stones was also sent off for a second bookable offence.

The result means England stay bottom of their UEFA Nations League group and in danger of relegation to the second tier of the competition - but of bigger concern was the flat and uninspired performance, resulting in a home defeat by four goals without scoring for their first time ever.

That was hostile and toxic - and it leaves Gareth Southgate with a lot to think about over the summer.

Let's not forget that England face two more difficult games in the next international window - against Italy away and Germany at home.

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