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England vs Hungary LIVE: Nations League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the action from Molineux as the Three Lions play their final game of the summer

Southgate oversees England training for Hungary test in NL

This can no longer be written off as meaningless. The Nations League has instead produced England’s worst-ever home defeat to a side from outside the old “home nations”, and worst in all since 1928, as Hungary symbolically surpassed their own famous 6-3 of 1953.

We might well see a similar inquest. This obviously can’t be dismissed as just the Nations League any more. There felt more to it than fatigue or circumstances.

Gareth Southgate has real problems to solve, as his team lost momentum and - perhaps most relevantly - he lost the support of a significant section of a home crowd. It is the first show of the sort of negativity that used to sour so many campaigns and managerial reigns of the past, and this went really toxic.

Southgate and his players were repeatedly booed, with that reaching a crescendo as Harry Maguire was brought on to shore up a defence that had lost John Stones to a red card.

It was that kind of night, where it was hard to settle on what the low point was. It just kept getting worse. Follow all the reaction as England lose to Hungary below:

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GOAL! England 0-1 Hungary (Sallai, 16’)⚽️

16 mins: Hungary’s first foray into England’s final third comes from a free kick after Kalvin Phillips makes a foul. The set piece is floated into the box where Adam Long wins the ball and knocks it across to Roland Sallai. Harry Kane swipes at the ball and misses it but it bounces nicely for the Hungarian forward who smokes it past Aaron Ramsdale to find the back of the net!

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England 0-0 Hungary

12 mins: Gareth Southgate spoke about the fresher players having an impact tonight and Conor Gallagher is trying to do just that. He’s sprinting around midfield, tracking back to recover the ball and bombing forward to work the angles into the box.

Reece James is also showing a keen willingness to fly forward when possible from left back.

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England 0-0 Hungary

9 mins: Andras Schafer is shoved off the ball by Reece James and lands awkwardly on his right leg causing a break in the game whilst he gets a bit of treatment.

England have started pretty well here. They’ll be hoping for an early goal to really settle their nerves.

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England 0-0 Hungary

6 mins: Chance! Reece James plays a nice one-two with Kane on the left side and is guided into the box. He keeps the ball alive at the byline near the left-hand post before lifting it over to Bowen who nods it down and has his effort blocked by Zsolt Nagy!

Big opportunity for England to go in front. A better header from Bowen and it would have been 1-0.

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England 0-0 Hungary

3 mins: Nice play from England as Saka knocks the ball to Harry Kane who feeds it over to the left hand side for Saka to chase down. He drives the ball up to the box before feeding it back to the England captain. Kane turns and lays the ball off to Kyle Walker who attempts to slide in Jarrod Bowen and sees his pass booted out for a throw in.

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Kick off: England 0-0 Hungary

Hungary don’t join England in taking the knee before kick off, no surprises there. The visitors get the game started and work the ball over to the right side of the pitch where Bukayo Saka knocks the ball out for a throw in.

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Here come the teams

Both sets of players head out onto the pitch at Molineux. The national anthems are next up and ‘God Save the Queen’ echoes out around the stadium before a big cheer of ‘England!’ goes up.

Kick off for this Nations League fixture is up next.

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England vs Hungary

Raheem Sterling has scored 19 goals for England could become the 24th player to reach 20 goals for the Three Lions. 18 of Sterling’s 19 goals for England have come while at Manchester City at club level – the most England goals netted by a Manchester City player.

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England vs Hungary

Harry Kane has had a hand in 35% of the total goals scored by England under Gareth Southgate (56 of 158), with the Spurs striker scoring 45 and assisting 11. Kane’s total of 45 goals in the most by any player under a single manager in England men’s history.

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England vs Hungary

England haven’t conceded more than one goal in any of their last 25 games in all competitions, shipping just eight goals in the process – the last team to net more than once versus the Three Lions were Belgium in November 2020 in the Uefa Nations League (2-0).

But, England have failed to score in seven of their 15 Uefa Nations League games (47%). Indeed, seven of the last eight times the Three Lions have failed to find the net in all competitions have been in this tournament.

In fact, England have failed to score in a higher share of matches in the Nations League (47%) than they have in any other competition in their history (exc. friendlies).

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