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Rice brands Hungary man ‘pathetic’

Declan Rice has branded Loic Nego “pathetic” after he won a penalty for Hungary against England on Tuesday evening.

The Three Lions were disappointing in their World Cup qualifier and were held to a 1-1 draw by their opponents at Wembley.

England actually went 1-0 down, as Nego managed to win a spot-kick after being caught by Luke Shaw in the box.

The Manchester United left-back attempted to clear the ball and seemed to make contact with Nego’s head.

The Hungary star hit the deck and rolled around until the referee pointed to the spot.

England’s players protested furiously but England were not reprieved, and the decision stood, with Shaw handed a yellow card.

John Stones went on to equalise, rescuing a point for Gareth Southgate’s side, but Rice was left disgusted by the way in which Nego handled himself.

Speaking after the game to ITV, as quoted by The Daily Mirror, the Hammers star said: “Look, when you put your foot up that high – the way he went down was a bit pathetic if I’m being honest, he’s holding his head – if you put your foot up like that now it’s a penalty but I’m going to say it’s not.”

England are next in action in November, against Albania and San Marino.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

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