Published 11 October 2021 3min read
England Men's Senior Team

Opta Facts: England v Hungary

Written by:

Michael Reid

Ahead of Tuesday's encounter with the Hungarians at Wembley Stadium, take a look at some of the facts and stats around the game

As England return to Wembley Stadium on Tuesday to take on Hungary in their next FIFA 2022 World Cup European Qualifier, we take a look at some of Opta's match facts ahead of the fixture...

England are unbeaten in their last 14 matches against Hungary in all competitions (W12 D2) since losing 2-1 at the 1962 World Cup under Walter Winterbottom.
 
Hungary have lost nine of their ten away matches against England – their other was a famous 6-3 win at Wembley in November 1953 in which Nandor Hidegkuti scored a hat-trick and the Three Lions conceded six goals at Wembley for what remains the only time.
 
Since losing 2-1 back in May 1962, England have only trailed for seven minutes in 14 games against Hungary, falling behind in an August 2010 friendly in the 62nd minute to a Phil Jagielka own goal, before drawing level in the 69th minute with a Steven Gerrard strike.
 
England have won their last 21 home major tournament qualifiers, scoring 73 goals and conceding seven since a 1-1 draw with the Ukraine in September 2012.
 
England have only been defeated once across their last 54 major tournament qualifying matches (W43 D10), with that defeat coming away to Czech Republic in October 2019. England have scored 40 goals while conceding only twice in such matches since that defeat.

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Archive: England 2-1 Hungary


A look back at the last meeting at Wembley when two goals from Steven Gerrard helped England to victory

● 36 of Harry Kane’s 41 England goals have been scored in competitive internationals – in England’s history, only Wayne Rooney (37) has ever scored more goals in competitive games than Kane. Rooney scored one every 154 minutes in competitive games, while Kane is scoring on average one every 118 minutes.
 
● Bukayo Saka scored on his 20th birthday in his last appearance at Wembley for England against Andorra – aged 20 years and 37 days on the day of this game, he could become the youngest England player to score in consecutive appearances at Wembley, breaking the record currently held by Jimmy Greaves (20y 249d in October 1960).
 
● Kane has scored nine goals in 13 appearances in 2021 for England – should he score again, he would become only the second player to have scored 10+ goals in more than one calendar year for the Three Lions, having scored 12 in 2019; the other was Vivian Woodward, who scored ten in 1908 and eleven in 1909. Both Kane and Woodward would have achieved the feat while playing for Tottenham Hotspur.