Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his first goal at Euro 2016 but it wasn’t enough to secure all three points for Iceland as Birkir Már Sævarsson’s late own-goal ensured it finished all square against Hungary in Marseille.
Sigurdsson handed Iceland the lead when he dispatched confidently past former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly five minutes before the interval after the Hungarian had failed to deal with a right-wing corner and Cardiff City’s Aron Gunnarsson was sent sprawling by Tamas Kadar.
Sergey Karasev pointed to the spot and Sigurdsson stepped up to send Kiraly the wrong way and put Iceland on course to top their group until Sævarsson turned Nemanja Nikolic’s cross into his own net with just two minutes to go.
Sigurdsson has now scored five of his last seven goals for his country from the penalty spot and now has 14 goals from 41 caps since his debut back in 2010 and his goal arrives at the end of a season in which he struck 11 in 37 appearances for the Swans.
Gylfi Sigurdsson season stats for 2015/16
Iceland held Portugal to a 1-1 draw in the opening round of games, with Birkir Bjarnason cancelling out Nani’s opener as Cristiano Ronaldo lamented the “small mentality” shown by the tournament debutants.
Hungary had beaten Austria 2-0 in their first game thanks to goals from Adam Szalai and Zoltan Stieber to go to the top of the group and now stand on the verge of qualification to the knockout stages.