As it happened: Hungary 0-4 England in World Cup Qualifier
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All the stats

Hungary 0-4 England

Possession: 35%-65%

Shots: 4-11

Shots on target: 1-8

Corners: 0-6

Offsides: 0-2

Fouls: 13-10

Yellow Cards: 3-2

Crosses: 4-19

Goal Kicks: 8-3

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FT: Hungary 0-4 England

A resounding victory for England after the second half floodgates were opened following Sterling's opening goal.

Kane then got on the scoresheet, despite missing a fair few one on ones, before Maguire got the third.

Declan Rice capped off the strong performance to give Southgate's side all three points, keeping them top in Group I.

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There'll be a minimum of two added minutes at the end of this second half.
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This is a statement victory from England.

They struggled to break Hungary down in the first half, but once they got the first it's been a brilliant attacking performance from Southgate's side.

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87': GOAL!

It's a fourth for England and it's Declan Rice!

Gulacsi will not be happy that he has let this goal in, coming from long range, across the ground and near the keeper, but it's a goal regardless.

That said, it's no less than England deserve as they've been utterly dominate and deserve such a large lead.

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It's a first change for England, as Mason Mount leaves the pitch, with Jesse Lingard coming on in his place.

Mount's had a good game this evening, involved heavily in the first two goals.

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Some disturbing news from ITV Sport who have a journalist in the stadium, reporting that monkey chants have been directed at Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham.

Clearly just one source at the moment, but worrying nonetheless.

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And, most recently, here's England's third goal courtesy of Harry Maguire.
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Strangely, Hungary have looked their most potent since going three goals down.

A flurry of chances have just gone by but nothing too dangerous and Jordan Pickford looks to be managing safely enough for now.

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The scene after England's third goal...

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Kane then misses a good chance!

That's three one on one opportunities the No.9 has now missed today. Very uncharacteristic from the England striker.

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Somehow Raheem Sterling has missed an open goal.

He takes it round Gulacsi but scuffs his shot, allowing the Hungarian keeper to recover and make the save comfortably in the end.

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Hungary have shown a little more promise in the past couple of minutes but Pickford has saved comfortably from those efforts.
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For those of you who haven't seen it, here's England's second goal from Harry Kane.
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Kane celebrates his goal...

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It took a while for it to come, but England have now opened the floodgates.

The Hungary defence now looks extremely weak, and the actions of their fans haven't helped their reputation either, with a flare also being thrown onto the field.

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69': GOAL

It's a third for England with Harry Maguire getting on the end of a Luke Shaw corner.

There's some ugly scenes now in Budapest as various missiles are repeatedly being launched onto the pitch by Hungary fans, but England won't care as they are now cruising.

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Here's England's first goal...
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Kane should get another.

Grealish plays him in again but the striker again uncharacteristically fires straight at Gulacsi.

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Substitution for Hungary as Roland Sallai departs for Daniel Salloi for the remaining 25 minutes.
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That should pretty much secure the victory for Southgate's side now.

Hungary have been relatively toothless in this second half and it's now a mountain to climb for Marco Rossi's men.

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63': GOAL

Kane gets his goal!

It comes from almost nowhere, as Hungary lose the ball cheaply, it's worked quickly towards Sterling who crosses into Kane and he produces a deft header to give England a two goal cushion.

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Raheem Sterling celebrated his goal, displaying a message of love towards 'Steffie Gregg'.

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A potential penalty shout for England as Raheem Sterling is knocked to the ground by Bolla, but the referee waves away the calls and points for a corner instead.
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That goal should calm things down for England now.

And a great goal it was, starting with Declan Rice winning the ball back near the halfway line, before some neat passes led to Sterling guiding the ball home.

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Sterling was booked in the aftermath of his celebration for removing his shirt.

He had a message on the top underneath, but the camera never cut to it.

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55': GOAL!

Raheem Sterling breaks the deadlock!

As soon as he celebrates in front of the home fans he gets pummelled with cups and bottles but he won't care.

Mason Mount is played in by Jack Grealish on the left wing, and he then cuts the ball back to Sterling who finishes with aplomb.

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A big challenge from Declan Rice has led to loud jeers from the crowd, and it's for good reason.

The midfielder gets a yellow card for his troubles, and looking at the replays he might even be lucky it's not worse, with Schafer taking the full force.

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England are looking more positive now.

They're bringing the ball forward a lot more often and switching the play with far more intensity.

You sense a goal may be coming.

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Huge chance for Harry Kane!

The England captain is played through with an excellent ball from Kyle Walker, putting him 1 on 1 with Gulacsi.

He looks certain to score but scuffs his shot, much to the frustration of Southgate.

Best chance of the game so far.

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The aforementioned free kick is swung in by the man who won it in Luke Shaw, but it's cleared away relatively easily by the Hungarian defence.
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The second half has started in a similar vein to the first, with England having most of the ball, without much end product.

Luke Shaw has just won a free kick near the edge of the area though...

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The second half gets underway in Budapest, with no changes for either side.
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A Cagey Affair

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Half Time Statistics

Hungary 0-0 England

Possession: 30%-70%

Shots: 1-3

Shots on target: 0-0

Corners: 0-3

Offsides: 0-1

Fouls: 7-7

Yellow Cards: 1-0

Crosses: 0-9

Goal Kicks: 5-1


20:3315 days ago

HT: Hungary 0-0 England

It's goalless at half time in the Puskas Arena and in truth it's not been the most entertaining game so far.

England have clearly been on top with a huge amount of the ball, but relatively few chances have presented themselves for the away side against a stern Hungary defence.

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A more promising set of attacks from England involves Sterling firing the ball into Mount, whose shot is blocked, but the half time whistle is almost here now.
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There'll be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half in Budapest, the fourth official has confirmed.
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Jack Grealish in action against Hungary's Kecskes...

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Most of England's success appears to be coming down the left wing, with Luke Shaw and Jack Grealish - club rivals but national teammates - linking up well.

No clear-cut opportunities as of yet though.

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The resulting free kick from Szoboszlai comes to nothing, much to Declan Rice's relief.
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Hungary have started to push forwards as the first half comes near to its end, with Declan Rice going in very harshly on Szalai.

Free kick to Hungary...

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The famous Hungarian ultras are out in force tonight...

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Speaking of Bolla, he's the first player to go into the referees' book, after a foul on Jack Grealish.
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Bolla is played in on the right flank for Hungary but his ball into the box would've been a very dangerous situation for England.

As it was, the pass was overhit and it never did trouble Jordan Pickford.

That's encouraging for the home side though.

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Half a chance for Maguire from a corner but he is adjudged to have committed a foul in the box, though it's certainly a debatable one.
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Half an hour in and both Gareth Southgate and Marco Rossi will probably both be relatively pleased with how their team has performed.

England have been in total control, possession-wise, but equally Hungary have kept them at bay and prevented many chances being created.

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England have been attempting to work chances down the wings with Sterling and Grealish, but as of yet the sheer number of Hungarian defenders has prevented this being effective.

Still plenty of time left, but Hungary do look determined to disrupt Southgate's plan.

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Dominik Szoboszlai has gone down here and he cannot be blamed either - the ball has been blasted at his midriff by Harry Maguire and there's no doubt that that's going to hurt...
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Best snaps of the opening 24 minutes

Here are some of the best photos from the first quarter of this game...

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A clever pass from Jack Grealish goes over the top of the Hungary defence, sending Luke Shaw in, but the left back's shot goes straight at Peter Gulacsi.
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Midway through the first half and a relatively clear pattern is emerging here.

England will evidently have the vast majority of possession, but with most of the Hungary team behind the ball, it will take a few attempts to break them down.

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A brief moment of worry from John Stones as he fails to control the ball and Hungary almost get in on the attack, but he recovers enough.

Moments later, England rush up to the other end of the pitch and, after a neat passing move involving Grealish and Mount, Kane fires over the bar.

Closest effort so far.

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Raheem Sterling has just gone to the ground with a thigh injury of sorts, after taking a slight kick.

He's back up and running around now though.

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A ball in from Harry Kane almost meets Mason Mount but he can't sort his body out in time and the ball is cleared.
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Returning to the start of the game temporarily (as there's not much action going on at the moment), and it's worth mentioning what happened moments before kick off.

The England players took the knee, which was met with loud boos from the Hungarian crowd.

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England's focus appears to be on lots of fast-paced passing, while also maintaining possession of the ball.

They've done well in the first two thirds of the pitch but the key pass is lacking in the final third at the moment.

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Luke Shaw swings in a corner which is headed over the crossbar by Harry Maguire who really ought to have done better with the free header.
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Raheem Sterling picks up the ball on the edge of the area and, after laying it off the Mason Mount, watches as the Chelsea man's shot flies over the bar.
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England have started the game as they, presumably, mean to go on, having the lion's share of possession.

Not much action so far.

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The game is underway in Budapest, with Hungary kicking off proceedings and the stadium is absolutely bouncing.

Stay right here for live updates throughout the game.

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National Anthems

The England national anthem has just finished and it will now be the turn of Hungary to show their patriotic pride by singing 'Himnusz'.
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Teams emerge onto the pitch

The two teams have emerged onto the pitch to an absolutely deafening noise from a sea of red in the Puskas Arena.
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Potential Suspensions

There are three players who could be suspended for their next game should they pick up a booking tonight.

They include Hungary centre back Attila Szalai, England right back Kyle Walker and the Three Lions captain Harry Kane.

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Games around the continent

It's not only Hungary and England in action tonight - plenty of other World Cup qualifying matches are set to get underway soon.

Here's the full list of kick off times:

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Kick off approaching

It's getting closer to kick off time, so just before the game begins, why not reminisce on this absolute moment of magic after the semi-final win against Denmark?

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Hungary fans begin to arrive

Getting closer to kick off now, and Hungary are beginning to arrive at the Puskas Arena.

Speaking of the stadium, it's very modern, with it only being opened in November 2019, replacing the previous Ferenc Puskas Stadium.

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Hungary's Star Man Returns

For Hungary, it will be a welcome sight to see RB Leipzig's Dominik Szoboszlai back in the team after he was forced to miss Euro 2020 with an injury.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who has made 12 appearances for his country, has scored two goals in his first three appearances for his new German side already this season.

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Milestone for John Stones

John Stones will make his 50th England appearance tonight when he takes to the field, after being named in the starting XI.

The 27-year-old's international debut came back in 2014, in a World Cup warm-up game under then manager Roy Hodgson.

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Home advantage in full force

Some of the away side have emerged to take a look at the pitch they'll be playing on tonight.

It's in the Puskas Arena, which will be filled with Hungary fans - but crucially no England ones due to FIFA restrictions.

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Grealish Starts

It was one of the stories of the summer - Jack Grealish not getting a place in the starting eleven repeatedly during Euro 2020.

Gareth Southgate continually brushed off these critics, but now looks to be seeing from their perspective, with the new Manchester City man starting what is an important game.

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England's Starting XI

... and here's England's team for tonight's game!
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Hungary's Starting XI

Here's the home sides team for today's match...
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Head to Head

England have a relatively strong record against Hungary, winning 15, drawing two and losing five since their first matchup way back in 1908.

Perhaps the most infamous of those losses was a 6-3 defeat at the Old Wembley Stadium in 1953, which changed the way football was coached in the country forever.

In terms of competitive matches, however, the two countries have only met five times - once with Hungary winning and the other four occasions have led to a Three Lions victory.

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Two hours until Kick Off

It's 17:45 BST here in the UK, meaning there are just two hours remaining until kick off in Budapest.

Stick around because we'll have team news in less than an hour's time, right here on VAVEL.

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Good morning, it's match day!

Join me later for team news, live commentary and analysis throughout the game.

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Southgate talks about optimism

Gareth Southgate talked about the progress England have made over the past few years in his pre-match press conference:

'The team have gained confidence from our progress over the last few years.'

'In these qualifiers, you've got to be at your very best. The two away games this week are going to be hugely challenging'.

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Rossi urges caution ahead of England matchup

Marco Rossi gave his thoughts on the upcoming opposition in England:

'We have a very difficult task ahead of us, especially in the first match, because England are one of the best teams in the world and currently the second best in Europe.'

'I am aware of the heightened expectations of our fans about the match ... but while we need to be positive about the game, we have to keep both feet on the ground!'

​​​​​​​'At the same time, I'm quite certain that, as we did against Portugal, France and Germany, we'll take to the pitch against England intending to do everything we can to achieve the best possible result.'

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How to watch Hungary vs England Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, you'll need to view it on ITV, where coverage starts at 19:15 BST.

If you want to directly stream it you can do so on the ITV Hub.

If you want to watch it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option, right here on this page!

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England: Predicted Lineup


Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Sterling, Mount; Kane

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Hungary: Predicted Lineup


Gulacsi; Botka, Orban, At. Szalai; Nego, Kleinheisler, Szoboszlai, Schafer, Fiola; Sallai, Ad. Szalai

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England: Team News

England are without a number of players due to illnesses and injuries, including the likes of Phil FodenBen White and Marcus Rashford.

At striker, the options are more limited now that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has withdrawn as a result of a thigh injury when playing for Everton last weekend.

That said, with fellow frontman Patrick Bamford also being selected, there may be a chance for him to get his first international cap.

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Hungary: Team News

One big bit of good news for Hungary is the return of midfield maestro Dominik Szoboszlai. The 20-year-old was forced to miss Euro 2020 with an injury, but has now returned to the side.

Elsewhere, Adam Nagy is suspended and David Siger is out with a ruptured knee ligament, putting him firmly on the sidelines.

Finally, on Tuesday Georgo Lovrencsics was ruled out due to an ankle injury, meaning the 44-time capped player will miss out.

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Hungary show their worth

Speaking of Euro 2020, Hungary had been tipped to struggle hugely in their so-called 'Group of Death' along with France, Germany and Portugal.

However, Marco Rossi's side put in a more than respectable performance, gaining a point against the two previous World Champions in France and Germany.

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England hoping to rebuild momentum

Back in July, England made it all the way to the final of Euro 2020, with a huge support behind them until they faltered at the final hurdle to Italy.

Gareth Southgate will want to put that disappointment behind him and look forwards towards the World Cup in 2022, the journey to which continues against Hungary.

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Road to Qatar

This will be England's fourth match of their World Cup Qualifying group, having won their first three already, while Hungary are second in the group with seven points.
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Kick-off time

Hungary vs England will be played at the Puskas Arena, in Budapest, Hungary. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:45 BST.
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