At Wembley Stadium, Wednesday (13/10) early morning WIB, England fell behind in the 24th minute. Luke Shaw’s dangerous violation of Loic Nego in the penalty box made referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez not hesitate to point to the spot. The decision was later strengthened by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Roland Sallai who came forward as a kicker successfully carried out his duties, while England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford guessed the direction of the ball wrong. 13 minutes after Hungary’s goal, then England equalized.
John Stones who was free unmarked managed to tap-in with his left foot, utilizing Phil Foden’s free kick which failed to be cleared perfectly by Adam Nagy. The score lasted until the game was over, although both teams continued to try to find a second goal.
This result does not change the position English at the top of Group I with 20 points from 8 matches, but they began to be approached by Poland who beat Albania 1-0. Robert Lewandowski is now stalking in second position with 17 points.
“I think we didn’t play at the level we should have, Hungary also defended well. Our efforts weren’t enough to win the game,” he said Southgate to BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I don’t know if we subconsciously thought it was an easy game because we won 4-0 against them in September. But last summer they did really well defensively.”
“In the first few minutes we got tight control and hard tackles. We did not show the composure and quality we have had so far,” explained the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough player.
English next face Albania on 12 November and also San Marino 3 days later. Jack Grealish et al must win the two games in order to secure a ticket to Qatar.
(adp / then)