Pickford Features In England Draw

Jordan Pickford earned his 41st England cap as Gareth Southgate's team drew with Hungary at Wembley to inch closer to next year's World Cup finals in Qatar.

Everton keeper Pickford was one of nine players brought into the side following Saturday's facile victory over Andorra.

The heavily-changed England team were rocked on 24 minutes when Hungary forward Roland Sallai struck a penalty into the bottom corner after Luke Shaw was penalised for a high boot on Loic Nego.

England were indebted to the Manchester City duo of Phil Foden and John Stones for their equaliser eight minutes before half-time.

Foden's whipped free-kick from the right travelled across the face of goal, taking a nick off Declan Rice en route, and centre-half Stones arrived to convert with his left foot.

England had 11 shots to the Hungarians' six but rarely looked like fashioning the winning goal to open up a five-point lead at the top of qualifying Group I.

The Three Lions nevertheless have a three-point advantage over Poland in second and know four points from their closing two matches next month – they host Albania, then finish in San Marino – will book a spot in the 2022 tournament.