'Disgraceful': Disgusting and violent scenes rock football match

·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Hungary fans clashing with police (pictured left) at Wembley stadium and (picture right) Jack Grealish on the pitch.
Hungary fans clashed with police (pictured left) at Wembley stadium, which marred the World Cup qualifier. (Getty Images)

Violent scenes have rocked England's 1-1 draw with Hungary with some of the visiting fans clashing with security.

England took another, somewhat faltering, step towards World Cup qualification with a 1-1 draw against Hungary at Wembley to stay top of Group I with two games remaining.

OWN GOAL: Why Channel 10 is snubbing the Socceroos

CLOSE CALL: Worker almost crushed during terrifying stadium fire

The visitors went ahead with a Roland Sallai penalty after 24 minutes, with England equalising in the 37th through John Stones.

However, most of the drama was in the stands.

Before kick-off, Hungary fans could be heard jeering the England players as they took a knee.

Images caught a banner, in the away section, which clearly protested against players kneeling.

Following the protest, a number of Hungary fans were caught in a violent clash with police.

The police had moved in to arrest one fan for an alleged "racially aggravated public order offence" following comments made towards a steward.

As the scuffles became more vicious, police with batons were pushed back by the hooligans before order was finally restored.

England frustrated against Hungary

The violence in the stands might have caused England to take their eye off the ball and they were punished in the 24th minute.

Luke Shaw raised a high boot as he tried to clear on the edge of his own penalty area, in the process catching Loic Nego in the head.

The challenge could have been viewed as accidental, but a VAR check confirmed the penalty, leaving England fuming as Sallai sent Jordan Pickford the wrong way with a clinical spot-kick.

Hungary's fans celebrated by letting off a green flare, but their joy was short-lived as England equalised in the 37th minute.

Jack Grealish's quick feet drew a foul from Attila Szalai wide on the right flank.

Phil Foden whipped over an in-swinging free-kick that flicked off Declan Rice before Stones bundled it into the net from close-range.

Southgate is aware that England's failure to create more chances cost them dearly when they failed to build on their lead in the Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy in July.

with AFP

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting