England 0-4 Hungary: Nations League experiment fails as Three Lions falter
BBC Sport says As Gareth Southgate digests England’s worst home defeat in more than 90 years he will be forced to confront an unwanted rewriting of the history books, but also consider whether his Nations League experiment has sent the Three Lions backwards with a World Cup looming on the horizon.
Not since a 5-1 defeat by Scotland in 1928 have England been beaten so heavily on home soil, while this is only their second home loss to Hungary since the Magical Magyars’ famous 6-3 victory at Wembley in 1953.
It brings to a close an international break that has seen Southgate’s side score just once in four games, and that was a Harry Kane penalty in the 1-1 draw with Germany, while England have gone four matches without a victory for the first time since 2014.
Now the second most successful manager in the England men’s side’s history – one who led his team to a World Cup semi-final and to within a penalty shootout of winning the Euros last summer – has just two games in September to rebuild that confidence before his squad head to Qatar.
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