Channel 4 have worst England win percentage of all broadcasters after 4-0 Hungary loss 1 month ago

Channel 4 have worst England win percentage of all broadcasters after 4-0 Hungary loss

Bring back Setanta Sports

Channel 4 has the worst win percentage of all broadcasters who have shown England games, as revealed on Twitter.

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The British broadcaster won the exclusive rights to show England's games in April until 2024, fighting off competition from previous rights holders Sky Sports and ITV.

England have yet to win on Channel 4

But since moving channels it hasn't been the best of starts for the Three Lions. In the four games broadcast England have yet to win a game, with two defeats and two draws.

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The most recent of those was an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to the hands of Hungary at Molineux on Tuesday night to leave Gareth Southgate's men bottom of their group with two points.

Another winless game meant that Channel 4's start to life as England's main broadcaster puts them in an unfortunate group of other broadcasters who have yet to televise a win for England.

Adam Hurrey of The Athletic shared a table displaying which broadcaster has the highest win percentage when showing England games, with Channel 4 unfortunately sitting at the bottom of that table.

Taking the crown of the most successful was Setanta Sports with an impressive 83.8 per cent win rate. Maybe we should give them the rights to guarantee World Cup success.

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The BBC and ITV, who will both show England's games during the World Cup in Qatar, also boast respectful win rates of 57 and 55.5 per cent.

Kane defends England boss

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Boos and jeers could be heard around Molineux at the full time whistle, with plenty of criticism coming the way of Southgate - including calls for him to be sacked - but captain Harry Kane defended his boss.

He said: "Gareth has been a key part of transforming this England team to one of the most successful sides we have had in the past 50 years.

"I know it’s disappointing for the fans. It has been a disappointing camp, every now and then football throws up a surprise, we have to look at the big picture.

"It’s the first low point I’ve had in five years, a really disappointing night. We expect to win these games, but it wasn’t our night. We need to stay calm and learn from it.

"We’ve had two fantastic tournaments in a row. It’s not the time to panic. It’s a loss we’re disappointed with but we need to stay calm and we know we have stuff to work on."

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