Hungary 1-0 England: Player ratings as Three Lions slump to Nations League defeat


England’s 2022/23 UEFA Nations League campaign got off to a nightmare start as Hungary handed the Three Lions’ with their first defeat in 90 minutes since November 2020 on Saturday.

The occasion was marred by audible booing when the England players and officials took the knee before kick off. After this the Three Lions never got going with Dominik Szoboszlai’s second-half spot kick earning Hungary a 1-0 victory.

The game began at a surprisingly high tempo in sunny Budapest, with Jarrod Bowen having two early chances and Harry Kane also bending an effort wide of the post.

Hungary soon stamped their authority on proceedings though, with Conor Coady forced to scramble Szoboszlai’s shot off the line in the 11th minute.

After this entertaining start things simmered down. Zsolt Nagy threatened to spark proceedings back to life on the half-hour mark but his curling effort from the edge of the box was batted away by Jordan Pickford.



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