Hungary win in Tallinn
Estonia suffer home loss
Last Updated: October 12, 2012 10:23pm
Tamas Hajnal: Winner for Hungary
Hungary returned to winning ways in World Cup qualifying Group D this evening with a narrow triumph over Estonia in Tallinn.
Tamas Hajnal netted the game's only goal in the first minute of the second half as Hungary, beaten 4-1 at home by Holland in their last match, secured their second victory of the qualifying campaign.
The result kept the Hungarians within three points of pool leaders Holland and Romania, and left Estonia still searching for their first point and their first goal.
Stuttgart midfielder Hajnal went closest to making the breakthrough in the first half with a 26th-minute free-kick which looked destined for the bottom corner before Sergei Pareiko tipped it around the post.
He did find the breakthrough seconds after the restart, though, lashing a right footed shot into the top-left corner from Balazs Dzsudzsak's cross.
The Estonians, well beaten by Romania and Turkey in their opening two qualifiers, failed to mount a response, with Hungary goalkeeper Adam Bogdan never seriously tested throughout.
Estonia continue their programme with a trip to Andorra on Tuesday, while Hungary take on Turkey in Budapest.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Fri 12th Oct - Group F
Russia1 - 0Portugal
Luxembourg0 - 6Israel
Fri 12th Oct - Group I
Finland1 - 1Georgia
Belarus0 - 4Spain
Fri 12th Oct - Group C
Faroe Islands1 - 2Sweden
Kazakhstan0 - 0Austria
Rep Ireland1 - 6Germany
Fri 12th Oct - Group B
Czech Rep3 - 1Malta
Armenia1 - 3Italy
Bulgaria1 - 1Denmark
Fri 12th Oct - Group E
Albania1 - 2Iceland
Switzerland1 - 1Norway
Slovenia2 - 1Cyprus
Fri 12th Oct - Group G
Liechtenstein0 - 2Lithuania
Slovakia2 - 1Latvia
Greece0 - 0Bosnia
Fri 12th Oct - Group D
Turkey0 - 1Romania
Estonia0 - 1Hungary
Netherlands3 - 0Andorra
Fri 12th Oct - Group H
Moldova0 - 0Ukraine
England5 - 0San Marino
Fri 12th Oct - Group A
Serbia0 - 3Belgium
Macedonia1 - 2Croatia
Wales2 - 1Scotland
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I