WATCH: England Players Drink Beer From Cups Pelted by Angry Hungary Fans

Published 09/03/2021, 2:36 AM EDT


The 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers are underway as nations are competing against each other for a shot at the biggest stage in football. The Covid pandemic forced a rescheduling of matches but normal service resumes as England started their qualification in style. They beat Hungary in Budapest in a game marred by controversies. The final score read 0-4 to England but a unique incident happened during the match. Many fans threw beer cups onto the pitch after Sterling scored as Declan Rice picked one of those cups and issued the perfect response.

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Manchester City’s new boy Jack Grealish got in on the act as well.

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Declan Rice drinks beer on the pitch

The incident happened in the 55th minute. After Rice won the ball in the midfield, Grealish took over the proceedings and released the ball to the overlapping Mason Mount. After that, Mount got into the box and laid out a perfect cross for Raheem Sterling, to tap it in.

Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group I – Hungary v England – Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary – September 2, 2021 England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with Harry Kane, Kalvin Phillips and Jesse Lingard as Declan Rice pretends to drink from a plastic cup REUTERS/Carl Recine TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

As the winger ran to the corner flag, fans started throwing beer cups and other objects as they targeted the England players. However, Rice had other ideas. He went ahead and drank some beer from a cup thrown by the supporters. A perfect response to the unruly fans.

Likewise, Grealish couldn’t hold back as he did the same.

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England dominate the game

The English contingent dominated the game from start to finish. After Sterling opened the scoring, Harry Kane headed home England’s second. Harry Maguire and Rice got on the scoresheet too as England look to be in full control of their group.

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Moreover, Kane spoke about the way his team played and gave them full credit.

Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group I – Hungary v England – Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary – September 2, 2021 England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with Harry Kane, Declan Rice and teammates as plastic cups are seen on the pitch REUTERS/Carl Recine

“I have to give the credit to England. The way Hungary play, when the game is tight their energy levels are up etc, but as soon as the first goal went in they didn’t have a plan B,” said Kane.

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Despite their disappointing defeat in the Euros final, the English side wants to win matches, and get to Qatar. They look more determined than ever to win a major tournament.

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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