Hungary proved to be more of a problem then they should have been as they eked out a 1-1 draw with England at Wembley, with Roland Sallai’s opening goal being canceled out by a back post John Stones tap in.
England started slowly and look passive in the opening stages of the half and were duly punished by Hungary. In the 23rd minute Luke Shaw went to volley the ball away and on his follow through he made a connection with the Hungary player and a penalty was given. Freiberg’s Roland Sallai tucked it away in to the left hand corner to give the visitors a surprise lead.
However this seemed to spark the Three Lions into action as Jack Grealish won a free kick over to the left hand side. Phil Foden whipped it in and there at the back post was his Manchester City team mate John Stones to tap it home.
Towards the end of the half England could have gone in ahead as Luke Shaw clipped a ball to the back post where Raheem Sterling only managed to hit it straight at the Hungary goalkeeper.
It was much of the same at the start of the second half as England once again look lacklustre in attack. Then on 70 minutes Harry Kane won the ball back in a dangerous area and slipped in Raheem Sterling who could only poke it into the legs of the out rushing Peter Gulacsi.
Then only 4 minutes later the England skipper had a chance of his own as the ball was chipped over the Hungarian defence by Bukayo Saka but was sliced wide by Kane.
England’s evening did not look to be getting much better as the goal scorer John Stones provided an injury scare as he landed awkwardly on his arm however he was deemed fit to continue.
Tammy Abraham had his chance to win it for England however he couldn’t direct his header on target. The substitutes evening did not get any better as in added time he was forced off with injury.
With England drawing 1-1 it now means their lead is only 3 points at the top of Group I for qualifying for Qatar 2022. Up next for England is Albania and San Marino in November and should the Three Lions beat Albania at Wembley they will have qualified for the World Cup.