Euro2020: England lose first qualifier in 10 years

Euro2020: England lose first qualifier in 10 years

England lose a qualifying match for the first time in 10 years after a 2-1 loss to Czech Republic in a Euro2020 qualifier on Friday.

The Three Lions let slip an early lead as the Czech Republic came from behind to inflict a first defeat in a decade in dramatic fashion.

Harry Kane put England in perfect position when he had them 1-0 ahead in the fifth minute via a penalty goal, but it only lasted for a moment as Jakub Brabec equalised for the hosts four minutes later.

The home side snatched all three points with five minutes left to play when second half substitute, Zdenek Ondrasek netted the winner as England failed to hold on to at least a point.

The result means the Czech Republic move level on 12 points with England, who however stay top of Group A thanks to their superior goal difference.

Gareth Southgate men can seal their tickets to Euro2020 on Monday with a win over Bulgaria provided Kosovo fail to beat Montenegro.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Portugal thrashed Luxembourg 3-0 at home in Lisbon. 

Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva gave them a 1-0 lead at the break, before Ronaldo and Goncalo Guedes completed a comfortable night for the defending champions.


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