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Gareth Southgate admitted England lacked their recent “composure and quality” in last night’s 1-1 World Cup qualifier against Hungary at Wembley.
John Stones stabbed the Three Lions’ 37th-minute point-saver after Roland Sallai’s shock penalty opener.
Struggling skipper Harry Kane, deservedly, and liveliest performer Jack Grealish, strangely, were hauled off amid England’s failed bid for a winner.
Boss Southgate said: “Disappointing performance. Full credit to Hungary, they caused us a tactical problem and we were not fluid.”
England need four points from their final two group games next month, at home to Albania and in San Marino.
Some Hungary fans again booed Three Lions’ players taking the knee before the game and others fought with police soon after kick-off.
A Met Police statement said: “Officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offence in relation to comments directed towards a steward.”
Meanwhile, newly-rich Newcastle are being tipped in some quarters to even outbid Chelsea and Manchester City for Kane next summer.
Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie – linked to Manchester United, Arsenal, PSG, Liverpool and Barcelona – is expected to leave AC Milan at the end of his contract in June.
And Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he tried to lure Lionel Messi over the summer – by asking Luis Suarez to call his ex-Barcelona team-mate.
But Simeone said PSG moved for the legend so quickly and emphatically that no other club stood a realistic chance.
Source: The Sun