Czech Rep vs England
European Qualifiers Group A
7:45pm Friday 11th October
As Czech Republic came from behind to win 2-1 at Prague from European Qualifying Group 28, A England suffered their first qualifying defeat
Degree at 1-1 after a sloppy operation, England were punished by 30-year-old Czech debutant and substitute Zdenek Ondrasek, who switched low and traumatized out of 10 metres to stun Gareth Southgates side (85).
England had taken an early lead through Harry Kanes punishment after Raheem Sterling was triggered (5), but the Czechs responded immediately through Jakub Brabec, turning up at the back post following suspect England defending from a corner (9).
The people had been failing to make any chances and permitting the Czechs several half-chances from set-pieces, and England left to the winner of Ondrasek, though they rose after the break.
A win could have sent England but conquer signifies England and Czech Republic are level on points together with Kosovo, on very top of Group A four points behind.
Was faultless defensively in Qualifiers before the triumph over Kosovo last month, the most chaos in the defence of England continued in Prague.
However, it began perfectly. Checking back in lightning pace in the box, Sterling was triggered by Lukas Masopust, allowing Kane to play comfortably home from the penalty spot.
There were murmurs of discontent from then on, although the England fans were in good voice. 38 per cent of goals conceded by England below Southgate are from set-pieces (12/32), the most recent coming from a corner as Ondrej Celustkas capitalised on Michael Keanes slip to find Brabec to bundle home from close variety.
England didnt react, and did they understand from their mistakes from the dead ball. Schick now turned out by a tight angle, even as England conceded for the second time in 78 matches, although soucek climbed above Declan Rice within an identical move to the equaliser.
Like the unwanted 40 areas, England did not seem on the globe above their competitors in the FIFA world rankings. While Rice and the two Jordan Henderson routinely dropped their move most of the first half has been played in front of the defence, Sterling was forced broad and deep.
After the break, Englands passing originally awakened the first half, until Kanes fine through ball located Sterling one-on-one, only to be obstructed by goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik because he seemed to around him.
Masopust forced Jordan Pickford into a fingertip save in array, and Southgate started changing things up with 18 minutes remaining Marcus Rashford and Ross Barkley replaced Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho.
On his very first start, Mounts 72 minutes were nice. In the time of his death he had the highest pass precision in the opposition half (87.5), the main passes (2), but gained only over a third of his duels and had just 27 rolls.
The winner came protecting as Masopusts cut back found Ondrasek unmarked, letting him drive reduced to Pickfords left with a effort. Tammy Abraham has been introduced to save the day, but the day was one to forget.
Defeat seemed unthinkable awarded the superb album in qualifying ahead of the match of England, but their lack of class ends justified nothing. They will now be made to sweat to create next summers tournament in a class that could become.
England now go to Bulgaria at Sofia on Monday night at 7.45pm, which you can follow on SkySports.com and the Sky Sports app, while Czech Republic host Northern Ireland in a friendly on Monday at 6pm, live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.