Raheem Sterling pelted with cups and drinks after giving England lead vs Hungary

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Raheem Sterling was pelted with cups and drinks after he gave England the lead against Hungary in the Three Lions' World Cup qualifier in Budapest on Thursday evening.

The Manchester City forward gave Gareth Southgate's side the lead during the early stages of the second half following a tense opening 45 minutes.

After tapping home from inside the box following some fine work by Jack Grealish and cut-back by Mason Mount, Sterling ran into the nearest corner which didn't please home fans.

While he tried to display a message that was on his undershirt, cups and drinks flew onto the playing surface and made contact with the away players.

With Harry Kane and Harry Maguire swiftly adding further goals, questions over the actions of the home fans will continue long after the fixture.

One player took a chance to make light of the incident, with Declan Rice drinking from a cup that might've held some liquid before grabbing a fourth goal.

The missiles came after the England players were booed for taking a knee ahead of kick-off.

Southgate said earlier in the week when asked about potential fan discontent: "We always prepare the team for everything really.

"We've done that this week.

"We know that we've had our own issues at home so we're not focusing on other countries."

During the match, Maguire put the result beyond doubt with a firm header that couldn't be kept out by Peter Gulasci.

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Rob Green told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Simple as you like. Luke Shaw's outswinging corner and a powerful header from Harry Maguire.

"Peter Gulasci lets it go, his hands were in the wrong area. His body weight was going backwards so the momentum was always going to take the ball in. This one is long gone."

  • England Football Team
  • Raheem Sterling
  • World Cup

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