England 1-1 Hungary LIVE! World Cup qualifier result, match stream and latest updates today

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·14-min read
England 1-1 Hungary LIVE! World Cup qualifier result, match stream and latest updates today
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

England vs Hungary - LIVE!

England return to Wembley this evening as Gareth Southgate’s side look to go a step closer to securing qualification for the World Cup in Qatar.

A handsome 5-0 win over Andorra with a largely second-string side saw the Three Lions keep a four-point cushion at the top of Group I with three games left to play, starting tonight against a Hungary side they thumped away from home last month.

Even victory won’t quite be enough to book their spot at next year’s tournament but England are unlikely to be short of motivation after the abuse they received in a hostile environment in Budapest.

Harry Kane was among the goalscorers in that 4-0 win and the England captain will be aiming to continue his incredible scoring streak in qualifiers this evening, having scored in 15 in a row dating back to 2017.

You can follow all the action LIVE with our blog below...

Read More

Six arrested after Hungary fans clash with police and ‘racially abuse steward’

Kane, Sterling’s club woes impacting England with Southgate powerless

Hungary clashes no surprise after extreme views overlooked - and even encouraged

Key Points

  • GOAL! Stones forces home leveller

  • GOAL! Sallai penalty after Shaw foul

  • Police clash with fans in away end

  • TV channel: ITV1

  • Team news: Foden, Mount start

FT: England 1-1 Hungary

21:40 , Malik Ouzia

A rare blip for England.

They fail to win a home qualifier for the first time since 2012.

21:36 , Malik Ouzia

90+2 mins: There’ll be four added minutes but we might see a bit longer because Hungary are running the clock down with some subs.

As are England, because Abraham has picked up a knock here and Ollie Watkins is on.

21:34 , Malik Ouzia

90 mins: Into the last minute of the ninety. England have won 21 home qualifiers in a row...

21:28 , Malik Ouzia

84 mins: Big, big chance for the visitors.

Saka’s robbed on the edge of his own box and Filip Holender pounces but there’s no real conviction in his effort and it flies wide.

21:27 , Malik Ouzia

83 mins: He’s had that wrist strapped up which makes you think it might just be a sprain and he is back into the action.

21:26 , Malik Ouzia

81 mins: This would be far from ideal for John Stones, who’s had a good international break. But he’s up attacking another free-kick and lands awkwardly on his wrist. Looks like he’s in quite a bit of pain.

21:24 , Malik Ouzia

80 mins: Just shy of 70,000 at Wembley tonight. How most of them would love a late goal.

James Robson is at Wembley

21:20 , Malik Ouzia

That’s a big call from Southgate. Kane comes off for Abraham, with England needing a goal.

21:20 , Malik Ouzia

76 mins: Harry Kane is going to make way - his long scoring streak in qualifiers is over.

And Sterling makes way for Henderson, so there’ll be a slight shift in shape.

21:19 , Malik Ouzia

75 mins: We’re about to see Jordan Henderson and Tammy Abraham, it seems.

21:14 , Malik Ouzia

70 mins: Great chance. Lang overruns it in midfield and England win it back before Kane slides in behind for Sterling, who tries to take it round the keeper but is smothered.

21:13 , Malik Ouzia

69 mins: Gareth Southgate is an increasingly animated figure on the touchline. I’m not sure we’ll see many more changes from him though - he’d be pretty confident this is his best side on the pitch right now.

James Robson is at Wembley

21:10 , Malik Ouzia

This is more like the Hungary we saw at the Euros than the one England beat last month. They are well-organised and very sharp into the challenge when the ball approaches their third.

Foden looks the likeliest to open them up and Sterling should have done more when he was just set free by his clubmate. He had players to pick out in the box, but hit the first defender.

21:06 , Malik Ouzia

62 mins: Almost another one for Stones!

It’s another superb delivery from the corner and Stones gets up well but glances just wide. Grealish is the man to make way for Saka.

21:03 , Malik Ouzia

59 mins: Jack Grealish has looked England’s most lively attacking threat once again and he’s almost in at the back post to connect with Sterling’s cross but it’s just about cut out.

Bukayo Saka is imminent for England.

20:57 , Malik Ouzia

52 mins: England are wide open on the break again after Rice is caught upfield and Hungary end up winning a corner which Mings punts clear.

Gareth Southgate loves control and right now his side haven’t got much of it.

There’s been an update from the Met Police on that crowd trouble earlier...

20:54 , Malik Ouzia

“Shortly after the start of tonight’s match at Wembley, officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments made towards a steward.

“As the officers made the arrest, minor disorder broke out involving other spectators. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this stage.”


20:49 , Malik Ouzia

We are back underway...

20:48 , Malik Ouzia

The other game of significance in England’s group tonight, between second-placed Albania and third-placed Poland, is goalless at the break so it’s as you were at the start of the evening in terms of the gaps between the teams in the table.

And here’s how Stones levelled things up...

20:46 , Malik Ouzia

Here’s the penalty incident...

20:40 , Malik Ouzia

Harsh? See what you think:

HT: England 1-1 Hungary

20:33 , Malik Ouzia

All-square at the break at Wembley.

20:32 , Malik Ouzia

45 mins: Magical from Grealish, a wonderful first touch from a Walker pass that came down with snow on it and Nego just about manages to live with him and concede a corner.

20:28 , Malik Ouzia

42 mins: England have got another free-kick in pretty much the same position here... too close to the ‘keeper this time.

James Robson is at Wembley

20:28 , Malik Ouzia

That’s the third major involvement in a goal Foden has had in less than two games during this international window.

Those sort of shallow angled crosses are so difficult to execute and defend. That free kick was whipped in with such pace that it just needed a touch from anyone to end up in the back of the net.

Jack Rosser is at Wembley

20:26 , Malik Ouzia

It felt like Hungary were going to be punished for their persistent fouls around the box at some point.

Good awareness from Stones to gamble on something falling at the back post as he grabs his first England goal since the World Cup.

GOAL! England 1-1 Hungary | John Stones 37'

20:23 , Malik Ouzia

That’s more like it!

A bit of pressure, a couple of dangerous set-pieces and England make one of them count. Foden delivers a great free-kick from the rate and a nick off Rice helps it on to the back-post, where Stones is arriving to finish the job.

Jack Rosser is at Wembley

20:22 , Malik Ouzia

England facing a similar task as they did in Andorra when it comes to keeping their cool here. Their opponents at the weekend took a rather physical approach to challenges and Hungary are doing the same. Rough challenges on Grealish and Mount in the last five minutes but England can’t rise to the bait.

20:19 , Malik Ouzia

32 mins: A few England players look a touch rattled out there, Grealish with good reason after Nagy goes through the back of him to win the ball.

Looked a fine tackle but a free-kick is given England’s way...

Jack Rosser is at Wembley

20:15 , Malik Ouzia

That feels a rather harsh decision against Shaw there. Everyone would be asking why he didn’t make an attempt for the ball had he pulled out.

James Robson is at Wembley

20:14 , Malik Ouzia

What a bizarre few moments. Shaw looked unfortunate to be penalised for his high clearance - but there also seemed to be a question over whether contact was made with Nego inside the box.

VAR checked the incident and, according to the monitors inside Wembley, it was still being checked when Sallai converted his penalty.

GOAL! England 0-1 Hungary | Roland Sallai 24’ (p)

20:11 , Malik Ouzia

Sallai steps up and sends Pickford the wrong way!

This is a test for England now...

20:09 , Malik Ouzia

22 mins: Penalty to Hungary!

Luke Shaw goes up to scissor-kick the ball clear and Nego comes steaming across to try and head it. Shaw gets a toe on the ball but the referee decides it’s high-foot and just inside the box, too.

The referee points to the spot.

20:08 , Malik Ouzia

21 mins: Just hasn’t quite clicked for England yet but credit the visitors, who’ve looked far more organised than they were in Budapest a month ago and have denied Mount and Foden space to operate in well.

20:03 , Malik Ouzia

16 mins: Hungary have just started to enjoy a little more of the ball in the England half and Declan Rice is just motioning to those around him to keep things a little tighter.

More from James Robson at Wembley

19:58 , Malik Ouzia

It looks like the trouble has been largely dealt with now. Most of the away section now seem to be focusing on the pitch.

19:56 , Malik Ouzia

9 mins: Close!

Grealish flicks beautifully into the path of Shaw, who delivers low and early and Kane is sliding in to connect but Nagy tracks him well and manages to turn it behind.

19:55 , Malik Ouzia

8 mins: On the field, England have had the bulk of the early possession, while Hungary have set up in a back-three, with Adam Lang pretty much man-marking Harry Kane.

James Robson is at Wembley...

19:52 , Malik Ouzia

Worrying news from the away end...

“Looks like is a disturbance in the away end. Lots of stewards are congregating, but it is difficult to make out exactly what the issue is.

“Fans are gathering around the steps to the concourse. We can’t see the police or stewards now. It’s not clear if they have managed to eject anyone.”

19:50 , Malik Ouzia

3 mins: Perhaps just a little hint early on of the slight risk England are taking with this lineup tonight as Walker charges forward and overruns it, leaving a back three with only Rice in front of them a tad expose.

John Stones gets across to cover well and cuts out the low cross.


19:47 , Malik Ouzia

National anthems done. We’re underway...

19:39 , Malik Ouzia

The teams are on their way out at Wembley, where there’s just been a blazing light show. All very exciting.

Our man James Robson is in position...

19:38 , Malik Ouzia

Gareth Southgate has been discussing that attacking selection with ITV...

19:28 , Malik Ouzia

“We’ve got some very important players like Jordan Henderson but I wanted to look at a different profile.

“We’re intrigued to see Phil and Mason in those attacking midfield roles. It’s an exciting front line and we should have more of the ball. We might be a little lighter without it, but that’s the balance we’ve got to find.”

Mount feeling recharged after injury absence

19:19 , Malik Ouzia

Mason Mount is back in the starting lineup for England tonight and after a little spell out of the Chelsea side because of injury, he believes the break may have done him some good off the back of a mammoth season.

“I feel like now, obviously to miss a week when I was at Chelsea with a little injury, to get back and be in the England squad that little break makes you feel a bit more energetic and gives you that little boost.

“Even though you don’t want to miss a game - I don’t want to miss any game - it does help sometimes to kind of take a step back and let yourself recover, let your body recover, and then you’re back at it.”

Southgate set for contract talks

19:05 , Malik Ouzia

Gareth Southgate is set for talks with the FA over the possibility to extending his contract beyond next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The FA are keen to tie the 51-year-old down, given the progress the national team has made under his stewardship over the last five years.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

“I said last month that I had asked to put that further back into the autumn, really, as I just wanted to focus on these games and, also, to give the time to make the right decision,” he said.

“I am constant. After the Euros there is a huge amount of emotion and fatigue from going through a tournament like that.

“I want to make sure that I am making the right decisions for the right reasons. We have happily parked that for the time being.

“The discussions are very much open and Mark [Bullingham, FA chief executive] has been really, really supportive, which has been hugely appreciated by myself. But I have really felt this piece, of getting the country to the World Cup, was the priority. We can look at everything in the next few weeks.”

Fancy a reminder of how England did it last time?

18:51 , Malik Ouzia

Hungary team news

18:40 , Malik Ouzia

Hungary XI: Gulacsi, Lang, Kecskes, Szalai, Nego, Adam Nagy, Schafer, Zsolt Nagy, Sallai, Szoboszlai, Schon.

Subs: Varga, Szabo, Nikolic, Gazdag, Vecsei, Holender, Bogdan, Bolla, Salloi, Balogh.

Foden, Mount start in attacking side

18:36 , Malik Ouzia

So, Gareth Southgate makes the expected wholesale changes to his England side this evening - nine of them in all.

John Stones and Phil Foden are the two men to keep their places from the Andorra win, the former partnered by Tyrone Mings at centre-back and the latter joining Mason Mount and Declan Rice in midfield in what looks an adventurous lineup from the England boss.

England team news

18:22 , Malik Ouzia

England XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Mings, Shaw, Rice, Foden, Mount, Grealish, Sterling, Kane

Subs: Johnstone, Ramsdale, Tomori, Trippier, Chilwell, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Henderson, Saka, Sancho, Abraham, Watkins

Standard Sport prediction

18:14 , Malik Ouzia

England defied a hostile atmosphere to comfortably beat Hungary in their own backyard last month and having rested most of their star names in Andorra, there’s little reason to think a similar outcome isn’t on the cards here.

England to win 4-0.

Plain sailing in Andorra

18:02 , Malik Ouzia

England’s trip to Andorra got off to a lively start last week when a section of the broadcast gantry at the hosts’ stadium caught fire the day before the game, but things went much more smoothly on the (plastic) pitch for Southgate’s men as a largely second-string side put the minnows to the sword.

The returning Tammy Abraham got himself on the scoresheet, as did Bukayo Saka, James Ward-Prowse and Ben Chilwell before Jack Grealish came off the bench to seal a 5-0 thrashing.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Hungary sanctioned after abuse

17:45 , Malik Ouzia

That aforementioned abuse put a sour note on an excellent away performance from England, and was made all the more frustrating by the fact that Hungary had already been hit with a stadium ban by Uefa over a number of incidents at the Euros.

Last month’s qualifier fell instead under the jurisdiction of Fifa, meaning a capacity crowd was allowed in, but world football’s governing body subsequently acted, imposing a two-match stadium ban - one of which is suspended - as well as a fine of 200,000 Swiss francs.

That meant the weekend’s crucial qualifier against Albania was played behind-closed-doors and a 1-0 defeat all-but ended Hungary’s hopes of qualification.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Last time they met...

17:31 , Malik Ouzia

It was only a month ago that these two sides were last in action against one another in the reverse fixture and after watching Hungary put it up to Germany, France and Portugal in Euro 2020’s Group of Death, England were warned to expect a tough evening.

That was the case, but largely due to a hostile home crowd and the racist abuse aimed at some of Gareth Southgate’s black players, rather than anything their hosts served up on the pitch as England ran out 4-0 winners.

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

How to watch tonight’s game

17:19 , Malik Ouzia

TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised on ITV1, with build-up starting from 7:15pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports/BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or ITV Hub app.

The road to Qatar

17:09 , Malik Ouzia

England cannot quite secure their place at next year’s World Cup even if they win tonight, after both Albania and Poland, currently second and third in Group I, won their games at the weekend.

Still, Gareth Southgate’s side sit four points clear at the top and with their two closest challengers in action against one another tonight, there could well be a chance to extend that gap.

In fact, were England to win and that match to end in a draw then thanks to a considerably superior goal difference, the Three Lions would be all-but assured of their spot in Qatar.

Good evening!

17:02 , Malik Ouzia

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of tonight’s World Cup qualifier between England Hungary from Wembley.

We’ve got Jack Rosser and James Robson at the national stadium and will be bringing you all the team news and build-up ahead of a 7:45pm kick-off...

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting