England vs. Hungary score, updates, highlights & lineups from UEFA Nations League as Sallai doubles visitors’ lead

MOLINEUX, WOLVERHAMPTON — Roland Sallai scored twice as Hungary closed in on a famous win over England at Molineux.

Gareth Southgate’s side, who reached the inaugural finals of the UEFA tournament in 2019, are still looking for their first win of the current edition.

But, following a bright start when Jarrod Bowen had a goal-bound header cleared, the hosts failed to deal with a set-piece and Sallai capitalised emphatically.

It was 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining as substitute Martin Adam pounced on a mistake from Kalvin Phillips to tee-up Freiburg forward Sallai.

Sporting News is at Molineux and providing live score updates and commentary.

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England vs. Hungary live score

  1H 2H Final
ENG
HUN 1 3

Goals:

HUN — Sallai (Lang)— 16th min

HUN — Sallai (Adam)— 69th min

HUN — Nagy — 69th min

England vs. Hungary live updates, highlights from the UEFA Nations League

GOAL!!!!!! Gazdag!!!! Hungary lead 4-0. My absolute word.

87th minute: Mount has just run in late to give Gazdag, the other party in the Stones red card, a shove and a few verbals. England just defended a counter-attack with no one anywhere near Zsolt Nagy. The Hungary fans are ole-ing.

85th minute: Foden clips wide but the actual football feels incidental at this stage. Southgate brings on Maguire to replace Saka. On the face of it, sensible – he’s just had a centre-back sent off. But, on the other hand, read the room. “You don’t know what you’re doing strikes up again. This feels like an unravelling right now.

82nd minute: Red card for John Stones! That’s very soft second yellow, but this has gone entirely off grid now. The Molineux crowd were just loudly singing “you don’t know what you’re doing” at Southgate. It’s starting to feel pretty toxic.

80th minute: Hungary substitute Nego has a header blocked. England are all over the place and half-clear. Nagy thunders one in from 20 yards. This is a humiliation.

GOAL!!!! Zsolt Nagy!!! That’ll be that. Brilliant finish. The boos are louder now!

77th minute: Crossbar! Mount curls in a right-footed cross from the left and Kane flicks it against the top of the bar. He then tries and fails to win a penalty in fairly unedifying fashion.

76th minute: Sterling dashes down the Hungary left and finds Foden on the edge of the box to fizz a shot just wide.

74th minute: James chips to the back post bit there’s no one there. A lengthy scramble follows but England can’t get a telling shot off.

73rd minute: Saka fails to get on the end of a cross at the far post. England need to make one of those half-chances tell sharpish.

71st minute: An England period of possession is being booed by the Wolverhampton crowd. Remember those Euro 2020 feelgood vibes? They feel eons ago.

70th minute: The new man Adam gets the better of Phillips and barrels forward to find Sallai, who once again finishes with aplomb.

GOAL!!!!! Sallai. He has his second now, the Hungary bench streams onto the field in celebrations. Scenes at Molineux!

67th minute: More and more restlessness from the fans behind us. Here comes Phil Foden, who might be able to change that. Although him replacing Bellingham feels unusual. Hungary head coach Marco Rossi, to general amusement, has talked his way into a booking. He calms himself down and sends on Adam for skipper Szalai.

64th minute: Sallai is almost in for his second of the game but can’t get a raking pass under control. That earlier momentum that was building for England has vanished.

60th minute: An hour gone. Plenty of endeavour from England and some good flashes, with Sterling just then dropping off and darting through a couple of challenges. But their play lacks overall structure and Hungary will have absolutely no issues with how this looks right now.

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56th minute: Double change for Hungary as the impressive Szoboszlai makes way for Gazdag and Adam Nagy replaces Styles. For England, Mount on for Gallagher means it’s one Chelsea academy graduate replacing another.

55th minute: Kane pops up deep on the right flank now and swings a doozy of a pass in Saka’s direction. It would have been a majestic goal but the winger can’t reorganise his feet and punts over.

53rd minute: James gets down the flank and his low cross flashes just past a stretching Kane. From nowhere, this is a decent spell from Southgate’s side.

52nd minute: Gallagher finds Sterling darting into the right channel to win a corner. James’ delivery is cleared.

50th minute: On the other hand, if Hungary are unaware of where Bellingham is going to pop up that’s a problem for them. The midfielder takes the ball from Sterling and gets into his elegant stride. The pass for Kane is overhit but he looks the most likely man to make things happen for England.

49th minute: Initial impressions of the change of shape are ones of clunky disorganization. Sterling is now appears to be up front with Kane, while Bellingham has been the furthest forward on a couple of attacks. Unsurprisingly, England have looked vulnerable in transition.

46th minute: We’re back underway and Sterling is indeed on in place of Bowen. It’s a straight swap and he’s immediately into his work down the right-hand side after being found by James. That latter factor suggests Southgate has reverted to a back three.

Halftime: The England substitutes are out booting some balls about. Perhaps significantly, Raheem Sterling is going through a one-on-one warmup with a member of the coaching staff. The extra cutting edge the Manchester City winger brings would certainly be welcome.

45th minute +2: It came to nothing, like the three before it and there’s a smattering of boos at the whistle. England could really do with turning this around. Yes, it’s the fourth of a run of games that no one particularly needed after a long, hard season. If they’d picked up a couple of victories, perhaps no one would care. But so much of what England have accomplished under Southgate has been underpinned by restored goodwill between team and fans. Some of those old fractures feel like they might be re-opening a little.

45th minute +1: We’re into two minutes of stoppage time. Kane tries his luck left-footed from 25 yards and wins a corner.

43rd minute: England are able to apply more pressure with a couple more set-pieces but there’s nothing doing in the way of clear-cut chances.

39th minute: Oh, hello. Bellingham sends Fiola to town with a delicious Cruyff turn. It’s another England corner but the referee has spotted a foul by the attacking team. Perhaps a push by Stones, but it was soft.

36th minute: Well, if England aren’t going to score, Hungary might just do it for them. Kane coming deep bears fruit again and he releases Saka. The Arsenal winger’s cross is headed towards his own net by Orban and that’s a brilliant reaction stop from Dibusz.

33rd minute: Stones is unusually slack in possession and Hungary burst into the England box but can’t capitalise. Both teams then try with limited success to pass around one another at close quarters. Szalai decides he’s seen enough and honks a long-rang shot to Ramsdale.

31st minute: Gallagher slides literally underneath Dibusz feet to discomfort the Hungary goalkeeper making a clearance. Phillips snaffles the loose ball and a sustained spall of pressure follows. Unsatisfyingly if symmetrically it ensds with Phillips giving the ball away.

28th minute: James off the line! That free-kick fizzed all the way through and the Chelsea man did brilliantly to save his team there. Then England chaaaaarge off on the break. Bowen, who should be well suited to such a scenario, almost loses his footing a couple of times but wins a corner. Stones heads the resulting delivery at Dibusz.

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26th minute: More grumbles as Bellingham is dispossessed in midfield. The Borussia Dortmund man gets all the way back to the right-back area to try and remedy his error and scythes into Hungary skipper Szalai. This is a more dangerous set-piece than the one England conceded from.

23rd minute: The positive early atmosphere is starting to take a turn amid a few misplaced passes. When Stones put his foot on the ball to try and pick one just then, he was given the hurry-up by his own fans.

21st minute: England’s response to going behind hasn’t been overly convincing and a big problem from this position is their lack of goals so far in the competition. Kane’s late penalty in Munich last week is the only time they have found the net.

16th minute: England failed to deal with a free-kick into the box, with Lang beating Stones to a header across goal. Kane botched his attempted clearance and Sallai was on hand to smash home. Ramsdale got a touch but he had little chance.

GOAL!!!!! Sallai! Hungary have the lead!

15th minute: “WE ARE NEVER DONE” flashes across the advertising hoardings. It’s to promote Nike’s 50th anniversary as a company. Could also be this season.

12th minute: James finds the scampering Gallagher in-field and England have a free-kick 40 yards out. Stones’ header is easily gathered by Dibusz in the Hungary goal.

9th minute: Bellingham turns on halfway and almost finds Kane with a searching through ball. Already this England midfield configuration looks a lot more dynamic than what we’ve seen so far this month. Play stops as Schafer receives treatment following a challenge with James.

8th minute: Short Hungary goal kick and they’ll get another go as Gallagher shows off some of his trademark tenacity and blocks the attempted pass out.

6th minute: Almost 1-0 to England. James scampers forward from his unfamiliar left-back role and hangs up a cross to the back post. Nagy makes a goal-saving block to keep out Bowen’s header.

5th minute: Phillips is the lone holder in there, with Gallagher and Bellingham operating to right and left respectively. He takes a heavy touch but wins a free-kick in the centre-circle.

3rd minute: A real hands-across-north-London moment there, as Kane came deep to launch an England attack and found Saka scampering away to the left making the Son Heung-min run. In theory, in Saka and Bowen, Kane has a couple of potential Sons out there with him tonight.

1st minute: England players took the knee before kickoff and it was unanimously applauded by the home fans – a very different scenario to those Euro 2020 warmup games a year ago. Which, I guess was the point – changing minds positively and the like.

1 min from kickoff: Anthems done and there’s a lively atmosphere in here. Not often England get to play at such a compact home ground. Reckon they’ll enjoy it.

8 mins from kickoff: Almost time for the team, which means in English sport in the 2020s, it’s time for Sweet Caroline. Everyone having a rare old evening.

25 mins from kickoff: The teams are out going through their warmups. Ramsdale has just slipped and fallen flat on his back when aiming a long kick at Jordan Pickford. I’m sure it will be onwards and upwards from there for the Arsenal number one this evening! Elsewhere, Bowen is rattling them home in the finishing drills. On the other hand, Harry Kane just scooped a dreadful left-footed effort way over. He knows not to leave the good stuff out there.

35 mins from kickoff: It is to Southgate’s credit that there are enough points of intrigue in that XI, given such things have been hard to find from any vantage point this month. It’s been a long, long season and everything about England in the Nations league just feels tired. Speaking from a personal perspective, I was also in attendance at the Community Shield between Manchester City and Leicester City and I’ve changed jobs twice since.

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Anyway, aside from James at left-back, there’s Marc Guehi getting a first competitive start for England and Jarrod Bowen getting a chance to have another look at a Hungary defence he asked a few questions of a couple of weeks ago. England have struggled for balance in midfield and, at least on paper, Kalvin Phillips playing behind Jude Bellingham and Conor Gallagher could remedy that a little. Just under two years ago, Phillips and Bellingham were playing against each other not too far from here in a Championship match between Birmingham and Swansea.

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50 mins from kickoff: England could theoretically field a back three tonight, but that side looks like 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 to me. For one thing, Gareth Southgate’s shirt numbers during this Nations League campaign so far have tended to put players exactly where they suggest. Secondly, the 3-4-3 produced a tepid performance in the opening defeat in Budapest earlier this month, so it would make sense to stick with the shape that yielded solid but unspectacular draws against Germany and Italy. So expect Reece James to be the latest recipient of the dubious pass-the-parcel prize that is playing left-back in a squad without a left-back.

1hr 10 mins from kickoff: And this is what the Hungary XI, without suspended first-choice goalkeeper Peter Gulasci, looks like.

1hr 15 mins from kickoff: Here’s the England team. Best get Phil Foden off that main photo for the live blog! Aaron Ramsdale starts in goal.

1hr 30 mins from kickoff: England face Hungary in front of a capacity crowd at Molineux this evening – the complete opposite to last week’s clash against Italy behind closed doors due to the fan trouble at Wembley for the Euro 2020 final last summer. Gareth Southgate will be hoping the fans can get behind his side and cheer them on to their first victory of this season’s Nations League.

2hrs from kickoff: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of England’s Nations League encounter with Hungary at Molineux.

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How to watch England vs. Hungary

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date June 14 June 14 June 14 June 15
Time 19:45 BST 14:45 ET 14:45 ET 04:45 AET
TV channel Channel 4 ViX Optus Sport
Streaming All 4/Premier Player fuboTV DAZN Optus Sport

In the US, televised UEFA Nations League games are also available on fuboTV.

In Canada, every UEFA Nations League game streams live on DAZN