Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ákos Buzsáky struck the solitary goal as Hungary picked up a creditable win in Denmark.
The Rangers player bagged his goal in the 35th minute after latching onto a deflected through ball and burying an unstoppable drive past Stoke keeper Thomas Sørensen.
It was the only goal of the game with Buzsáky being replaced by Szabolcs Huszti with little over ten minutes remaining.
Nevertheless the Danes had secured top spot with Portugal and Sweden netting four goal hauls against Malta and Albania respectively to finish narrowly above Hungary.
QPR captain Martin Rowlands was forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland’s draw with Montenegro through injury.
The R’s midfielder was stretchered off five minutes before the break and early indications show that the combative player has suffered knee ligament damage.
Rowlands who was making his competitive debut for Eire, missed the second part of last season with knee ligament damage, and while the club aren’t speculating on the extent of the injury the outlook is bleak for the R’s skipper.
Eire and Montenegro played a draw at Croke Park with the hosts having already qualified for a playoff place. It appears however that Rowlands won’t play a part in any forthcoming playoff fixture.
Meanwhile R’s defender Kaspars Gork?s played his part in Latvia’s slender 3-2 win over Moldova.
A brace from former Crystal Palace man Andrejs Rubins helped overturn an early deficit when Gheorghe Ovseanicov handed winless Moldova a shock 25th minute advantage.
Kristaps Grebis extended Latvia’s advantage before a consolation strike from Vyacheslav Sofroni in the final minute helped make the scoreline more respectable.
Latvia subsequently finished third in Group Two, which stands them in good stead for the European Championship Qualifiers.
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