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England stunned as Czechs come from behind to win in Prague

12 October 2019

Just 20 minutes later in the 85th minute, Ondrasek connected his right boot to an incoming cross and fired a shot past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 lead.

England and the Czech Republic top the group with 12 points but England has one game in hand.

Police in Prague made a series of arrests after crowd trouble involving England fans at Friday's Euro 2020 qualifying match. It would eventually be the game-winner as England had no response to Ondrasek's goal. Kosovo are now four points behind the top two, and defeat would leave an insurmountable gap.

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Ondrasek, who plays for Dallas in MLS, replaced Roma forward Patrik Schick after 65 minutes with the game level at 1-1 and the striker could barely believe he had scored the victor against the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists.

In two days, which seems to be enough time for the side to lick their wounds after the defeat, England will travel to Bulgaria for another qualifier.

The past year has had a few stumbles and mis-steps but none almost as bad as this, the worst result and performance of the Gareth Southgate era. "We conceded possession of the ball too cheaply., Particularly in the first half, we didn't create enough chances, the second half, we had some good chances that we didn't take and throughout the night we were too open out of possession".

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It was Kane's seventh goal of the campaign, taking his worldwide tally to 27.

But the Czechs drew level four minutes later when Jakub Brabec turned the ball home at the back post after the ball fell to him when Ondrey Celustka beat Michael Keane to a corner.

"There's a lot of work to be done to be a really top team, " Southgate said.

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In the second half, Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik denied both Sterling and Kane one-on-one.

England stunned as Czechs come from behind to win in Prague