England football has sunk to a new low, after the side suffered their heaviest home defeat since 1928.
England have suffered their heaviest home defeat in nearly 100 years on Tuesday, going down 4-0 to Hungary in the UEFA Nations League.
Not since a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Scotland’s ‘Wembley Wizards’ in 1928 had England been beaten by four goals at home, but they were torn apart by Hungary in Wolverhampton and are now in real danger of being relegated from League A to the less glamorous second tier of European international football.
Midfielder Roland Sallai, 25, found the back of the net inside the opening 20 minutes for the Magyars, before England collapsed in the second half as Sallai scored a second and Zsolt Nagy put the result beyond doubt to make it 3-0 with an emphatic strike in the 80th minute.
Remarkably, Hungary are the first team to score four goals in an away match against England since they themselves won 6-3 at Wembley in 1953.
“It was a night to forget but we‘ve got to take it on the chin. We’ve got to move forward,” said England captain Harry Kane.
Hungary are now top of League A, Group 3, a point clear of Germany who leapfrogged Italy thanks to their thumping win over Roberto Mancini‘s experimental side in Moenchengladbach.
Thomas Mueller fired in the third after the restart before Serge Gnabry set up Timo Werner to score two quick-fire goals midway through the second half.
The visitors pulled one back when 18-year-old FC Zurich striker Wilfried Gnonto scored 12 minutes from the end to become Italy‘s youngest ever goalscorer.
“If we play like we did today, many teams will have a hard time against us,” said Gundogan.
Meanwhile the Netherlands remain clear at the top of League A, Group 4 after beating Wales 3-2 in a dramatic finish in Rotterdam.
Gareth Bale then appeared to have salvaged a point for Wales when he converted a stoppage-time penalty, only for Memphis Depay to sweep in a 93rd-minute winner for the Dutch.
Wales are bottom of the group with just one point from four games this month, when their focus was on qualifying for the World Cup.
Ukraine are top of Group 1, a point ahead of Scotland who won 4-1 in Armenia with Stuart Armstrong scoring a brace before John McGinn and Che Adams added further goals and the hosts finished with nine men.