England last conceded four goals in one match 10 years ago

FLASHBACK: Before Hungary, England last conceded four goals in one match 10 years ago when Roy Hodgson picked a truly bizarre team… including Carl Jenkinson, Leon Osman, Ryan Shawcross and one man who now plays for Ivory Coast!

  • England suffered a 4-0 defeat to Hungary in the Nations League on Tuesday
  • It was the Three Lions biggest defeat in 94 years at the Molineux Stadium
  • The last time England conceded four goals was back in 2012 against Sweden
  • Roy Hodgson handed out six international debuts in a bizarre starting line-up

England suffered their biggest defeat in 94 years when they were thrashed 4-0 by Hungary in the Nations League on Tuesday evening.

The last time the Three Lions conceded four times in a match was nearly a decade ago when they fielded a bizarre starting line-up in a friendly against Sweden.

Roy Hodgson was in charge and he took an inexperienced side to Stockholm for the opening of the new stadium in the capital, which included 17-year-old Raheem Sterling, among six international debuts.

The last time the Three Lions conceded four times was nearly a decade ago away in Sweden

Roy Hodgson was in charge and he took an inexperienced side to Stockholm for the friendly

Steven Caulker, Leon Osman, Ryan Shawcross, Wilfried Zaha and Carl Jenkinson were also handed their first caps on the night – one of which, Zaha, has since switched allegiances to play for the Ivory Coast instead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made them pay as he notched four goals to guide the hosts to an emphatic 4-2 victory back in November 2012.

Ibrahimovic poked home to open the scoring before now Brighton forward Danny Welbeck volleyed an equaliser.

Steven Caulker, Leon Osman, Ryan Shawcross (pictured), Wilfried Zaha and Carl Jenkinson were also handed their first caps in the 4-2 defeat to Sweden

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four goals including an astonishing bicycle kick

Defender Steven Caulker gave England the lead in Stockholm on his international debut

Then-Tottenham defender Caulker gave England the lead – with Hodgson and Co just 15 minutes away from the win before Zlatan’s explosive late-game impact.

AC Milan front-man Ibrahimovic smashed home an equaliser before giving Sweden the lead with a drilled free-kick.

He then completed the victory with a stunning bicycle kick from 30 yards.

The full England line-up included Joe Hart in goal with a back line of Glen Johnson, Gary Cahill, Leighton Baines and Caulker.

Former Everton star Osman started in midfield alongside Tom Cleverley and Steven Gerrard.

Former Everton star Leon Osman started in midfield for the Three Lions in the loss to Sweden

In attack, Sterling started at right, Ashley Young on the left and Danny Welbeck down the middle.

Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge were both introduced after an hour for Young and Cleverley.

Jenkinson, Shawcross and Tom Huddlestone came on just minutes before Zlatan’s late strikes for Johnson, Caulker and Gerrard.

Zaha came on with five minutes to play for Sterling while John Ruddy, Fraser Forster, Phil Jagielka and Ryan Bertrand were unused substitutes.

Wilfried Zaha, who has switched allegiances to play for the Ivory Coast, came on a substitute




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