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Results 2010-2015

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Football Association International Friendly Match

England 2 Hungary 1 [0-0]

The National Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 72,034; Capello surpasses the one million spectators at Wembley
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST.
Live on ITV One (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldseley

Hungary - Phil Jagielka (missed clearance own goal 62 61:11)
England - Steven Gerrard (twenty-five yard shot 69
68:46, dribble then poke-in 73 72:06).
Match Summary
England Squad
Hungary Squad
Hungary - Gergely Rudolf (49 48:14), Zsolt Laczkó (65 64:05), Vladimir Koman (74 73:40).

England kicked-off. 92 minutes (45 & 47).

Match Summary


Officials from France




Referee (black) - Stéphane Laurent Lannoy
40 (18 September 1969),
Boulogne-sur-Mer, FIFA-listed 2006.

Assistant Referees - Laurent Ugo, 37 (7 June 1973) and Fredji Harchay, 35 (11 February 1975)

Fourth official - Minoru Tojo, 33 (30 August 1976), Japan

Guest of Honour is former England player, Jackie Sewell.

14 Goal Attempts 6
7 Attempts on Target 4
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
14 Corner Kicks Won 4
1 Offside Calls Against 2
18 Fouls Conceded 18
62.3% Possession 37.7%

England Team



FIFA (11 August 2010) 7th
EFO ranking Group 3

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 2009 home uniform - Plain white collared jerseys, plain white shorts, plain white socks.
Capt: Steven Gerrard, thirteenth captaincy.
Gareth Barry
82nd minute.
Manager: Fabio Capello, 64 (18 June 1946), appointed 14 December 2007, effective 7 January 2008, 
29th match, W 20 - D 4 - L 5 - F 66 - A 26.
England Lineup
1 Hart, C. Joseph J. 23 19 April 1987 G Manchester City FC 4 1 ᵍᵃ
2 Johnson, Glen M. 25 23 August 1984 RB Liverpool FC 27 1
3 Cole, Ashley, off 46th min 29 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 83 0
Gerrard, Steven G., off 82nd min 30 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 85 19
5 Jagielka, Philip N. 27 17 August 1982 CD Everton FC 4 ¹
the 26th own goal scored by England
6 Terry, John G., off 46th min 29 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 65 6
7 Walcott, Theo J., off 46th min 21 16 March 1989 RM Arsenal FC 12 3
8 Lampard, Frank J., off 46th min 32 20 June 1978 DM Chelsea FC 83 19
9 Johnson, Adam 23 14 July 1987 LM Manchester City FC 2 0
10 Rooney, Wayne M., off 67th min 24 24 October 1985 CF Manchester United FC 65 24
11 Barry, Gareth 29 23 February 1981 DM/CM Manchester City FC 40 2
England Substitutes
13 Dawson, Michael R., on 46th min. for Terry 26 18 November 1983 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
15 Gibbs, Kieran J.R., on 46th min. for Cole 20 26 September 1989 LB Arsenal FC 1 0
17 Young, Ashley S., on 46th min. for Walcott 25 9 July 1985 RM Aston Villa FC 8 0
20 Zamora, Robert L., on 46th min. for Lampard 29 16 January 1981 F Fulham FC 1 0
scoreline: England 0 Hungary 1
16 Milner, James P., on 67th min. for Rooney 24 4 January 1986 M Aston Villa FC 12 0
scoreline: England 2 Hungary 1
18 Wilshere, Jack A.G., on 82nd min. for Gerrard 18 1 January 1992 CM Arsenal FC 1 0
result: England 2 Hungary 1
unused substitutes: 12-Scott Loach, 14-Gary Cahill, 19-Carlton Cole, 21-Frankie Fielding.
team notes: Steven Gerrard has now appeared in seventeen of England's nineteen home matches at the National Stadium, just one ahead of Gareth Barry, who in turn is two ahead of Frank Lampard.
A record four players make their debut at the National Stadium. There has been nine overall, seven of them from the substitutes bench.
Coach Fabio Capello played for Italy against England in June (scoring one) and November 1973 (scoring another), and in May and November 1976.
1st     4-2-3-1 Hart -
G.Johnson, Jagielka, Terry, Cole -
Lampard, Barry
Walcott, Gerrard,
A.Johnson -
2nd  4-4-2 Hart -
G.Johnson, Jagielka, Dawson, Gibbs -
Young, Gerrard (Wilshere), Barry, A.Johnson -
Zamora, Rooney
Averages (Starting XI): Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals 42.3 6.7


Hungary Team



FIFA (11 August 2010) 62nd
EFO ranking Group 8

ELO rating 60th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew neck jerseys with white side panels/Adidas sleeve broken trim, white shorts with red Adidas side trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Zoltán Gera Manager: Sándor Egervári, 60 (15 July 1960), appointed 23 July 2010.
1st match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 1 - A 2.
Hungary Lineup
1 Király, Gábor F. 34 1 April 1976 G TSv München von 1860, Germany 74 98ᵍᵃ
2 Lipták, Zoltán, off 55th min. 25 10 December 1984 CD Videoton FC 1 0
3 Vanczák, Vilmos, off 46th min 27 20 June 1983 LB FC Sion, Switzerland 48 1
4 Juhász, Roland 27 1 July 1983 CD RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 54 5
5 Szélesi, Zoltán 28 22 November 1981 RB Olympiakos Volou FC, Greece 27 0
6 Vadócz, Krisztián 25 30 May 1985 M CA Osasuna, Spain 29 2
7 Dzsudzsák, Balázs, off 46th min 23 23 December 1986 LM Philips Sport Vereniging NV, Netherlands 27 2
8 Rudolf, Gergely 25 9 March 1985 F Genoa CFC, Italy 12 1
Gergely cautioned in the 49th minute for Handball in England's penalty area.
9 Elek, Ákos, off 59th min. 22 21 July 1988 CM Videoton FC 2 0
10 Gera, Zoltán 31 22 April 1979 F Fulham FC, England 64 18
11 Huszti, Szabolcs, off 46th min 27 18 April 1983 RM FC Zenit, Russia 50 7
Hungary Substitutes
13 Laczkó, Zsolt, on 46th min. for Vanczák 23 18 December 1986 M Debreceni VSC  3 0
Laczkó cautioned in the 65th minute for Unsporting Behaviour, for a foul on Adam Johnson outside the Hungarian penalty area.
15 Hajnal, Tamás, on 46th min. for Huszti 29 15 March 1981 F BV Borussia 1909 Dortmund, Germany 35 4
20 Koman, Vladimir, on 46th min. for Dzsudzsák 21 16 March 1989 M UC Sampdoria, Italy 2 0
Koman cautioned in the 74th minute for Unsporting Behaviour, for tussling with Kieran Gibbs along the touchline.
16 Komlósi, Ádám, on 55th min. for Lipták 32 6 December 1977 D Debreceni VSC 10 0
14 Tóth, Balázs J., on 59th for Elek 28 24 September 1981 M Venlose VV, Netherlands, on loan from KRC Genk, Belgium 34 0
result: England 2 Hungary 1
unused substitutes: 12-Márton Fülöp, 17-Péter Czvitkovićs, 18-Tamás Priskin, 19-Krisztián Vermes.
4-4-2 Király -
Szélesi, Juhász, Lipták
(Komlosi), Vanczák (Laczkó) -
(Hajnal), Vadócz, Elek, Dzsudzsák (Koman) -
Gera, Rudolf.
Averages (Starting XI): Age 26.7 Appearances/Goals 35.3 3.3


    Match Report by Mike Payne

Let's be honest about this, it was a very good performance by the 'new' England.  All the pre-match talk was of a rough reception expected from the fans after the team's dismal World Cup performance, but what we actually saw was the fans gradually warming to the effort, determination and no little amount of skill in a deserved friendly win over Hungary.

Fabio Capello made many changes, he had to really, and all the younger lads who played can hold their heads up high after some very promising displays.  Right from the first whistle England played at a quick tempo and pressed forward willingly.  Adam Johnson and Theo Walcott showed sharpness and nimble footwork on the wings, with only the final ball into the box a little disappointing.  Wayne Rooney, still not fully enjoying playing for England it would seem, played the lone striker role well though, and he cleverly brought other players into the play.  Phil Jagielka, who I thought had a fine game, had England's first goal chance early on, but poked the ball wide following a corner.  It seemed that a goal would soon come as the experienced boys did their jobs effectively and on 20 minutes England should have scored.  A brilliant move down the right involving Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Walcott ended with the latter pulling the ball across goal right into the path of Adam Johnson.  Maybe the excitement did get to him a little as his eyes lit up but his shot flew over when it seemed easier to score.

At the other end Joe Hart, making his first start in goal, showed a steely determination and he was so positive in all that he did.  He is here to stay if Capello has any sense.  His handling was good throughout and he confidently dealt with the rare Hungary attacks that came his way.  The back four all played well and looked in no trouble at all throughout the opening half.

If there was one criticism of England's attacking play it was that Rooney was too often on his own in the box when the wingers had possession.  Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry played deeper roles and it was left to the skipper Gerrard to support the Manchester United player.  Clear goal chances were few and far between during the remainder of the half, only a Gerrard free-kick tipped over by goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly looked like producing a goal.  Although there was some booing as the players went off at the break, the crowd saw a lot to be pleased about in the first 45 minutes.

At the interval Capello brought on three debutants, Kieron Gibbs for Ashley Cole, Bobby Zamora for Lampard and Michael Dawson for John Terry.  Ashley Young also came on for Walcott, and all four players did well.  Again England began at a brisk pace and Young was soon putting in a good cross from the left.  He and Gibbs linked up well in a couple of attacks and the Hungarian defenders were often defending desperately in this half.

The last thing that England needed after all their dominance was to concede a goal, but that is exactly what happened on 62 minutes.  A through ball was missed by Dawson and Zoltan Gera broke free.  He passed to the player on his left and when the low cross came in Jagielka touched the ball beyond Hart.  Dawson did really well to race back and stretch to hook the ball off the line.  But the French linesman and referee decided the ball had crossed the line and a goal was given.  How ironic that a goal should be conceded like this after what happened to England in South Africa against Germany.  This time replays suggested that Dawson had managed to clear the ball.

To their eternal credit England knuckled down, increased the tempo again and eventually gained their reward.  And it was the captain who turned the game around.  On 69 minutes he passed to Gibbs and when the full-back was blocked, Gerrard latched on to the rebound, strode forward and hit an unstoppable shot past the goalkeeper from the edge of the area.  It was a magnificent strike and a thoroughly deserved equaliser to lift the crowd.  Four minutes later and the crowd went wild with delight as Young fed the ball to Gerrard in the box and with some superb footwork the skipper beat two players before flicking the ball wide of Kiraly.

Zamora almost added a third with a rasping drive that was tipped over and England were ending the match on a high.  But there was one last scare as Gera combined with Tamas Priskin to run clear of the England defence, with only Hart to beat.  The goalkeeper capped a splendid night by standing tall and blocking Gera's shot to give England the result the players deserved.

To see the England team giving everything is all that the crowd really wants and on this night not one of the players can be faulted for their efforts.  Certainly there was a lot to be pleased about, not least by the mature performances from the youngsters on display.  The crowd went home 'very appy' as Mr Capello would say.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor