World Cup Qualifier: Sweden stun Spain, England beat Hungary

World Cup Qualifier: Sweden stun Spain, England beat Hungary
Sweden’s Viktor Claesson (no.7)celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates and fans. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden defeated one-time world champions, Spain, 2-1 in their World Cup qualifying match on Thursday night.

Both teams who are Group B favourites for the showdown in Qatar 2022 set the Friends Arena Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden alight in the opening five minutes.

Spain took the lead four minutes into the game through Valencia's Carlos Soler after an assist form Barcelona's left-back Jordi Albi.

But the hosts drew level after 60 seconds through Real Sociedad's striker, Alexander Isak, to calm the nerves of the home fans.

Having ended the first half in a stalemate, both sides entered the second half looking to find a breakthrough but it was the hosts who got lucky.

Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski set up Krasnodar midfielder, Viktor Claesson for the winner in the 57th minute as the Swdes fo atop Group B.

Meanwhile, England ran riot against Hungary in Budapest as the netted four goals in he second half after a goaless first 45 minutes of their Group I match.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling opened the show for the visitors in the 55th minute before Tottenham striker, Harry Kane, doubled the lead in the 63rd minute.

Manchester United skipper, Harry Maguire, made it 3-0 six minutes later before Declan Rice rounded up the scoring with a belter three minutes before the end of regular time.

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