England boss Gareth Southgate said his side did not do enough to win as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hungary in their 2022 World Cup qualifier at Wembley (England 7/1 to win the 2022 World Cup – outright).
Southgate’s side failed to get going at Wembley in a game that was marred by crowd violence between the travelling fans, stewards and police.
The visitors took the lead in the 24th minute when Luke Shaw brought down Loic Nego inside the box, with Roland Sallai scoring from the spot.
England were level 13 minutes later as John Stones fired home, but Southgate’s men could not build on their equaliser, however, the Three Lions are still in pole position to reach Qatar, but they are now only three points ahead of Poland in Group I.
Scotland kept their hopes of qualifying alive as Lyndon Dykes scored in the 86th minute to help his side record a 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands.
On Tuesday, Steve Clarke’s side were not at their best, but they still have a four-point cushion in second place in Group F and a win over Moldova in November will mean Scotland finish second, which would be enough to finish in the play-offs.
Wales’ 1-0 win over Estonia means their World Cup hopes are still on track. Automatic qualification is near impossible, but the play-offs are still achievable.
Wales (200/1 to win the World Cup – outright) will finish second if they can beat the Czech Republic’s final results and Robert Page’s side have a chance of doing that, as they have a game in hand on their rivals.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s World Cup hopes were ended by Bulgaria, who came back from behind to beat Ian Baraclough’s side 2-1.
The Republic of Ireland’s hopes of qualifying were ended after three straight defeats in Group A, but they finished the international break with a 4-0 friendly win over World Cup hosts Qatar.