The Football Association should give England tickets to under-privileged school children after thousands of seats were left empty at Wembley last night, the shadow minister of sport has said.

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan believes the governing body wasted an opportunity to give back to the community as England qualified for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.

Gareth Southgate’s side beat Slovenia 1-0 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from captain Harry Kane, but the view of empty seats was noticeable during the match, with 61,598 fans watching in the 90,000-capacity stadium.

Allin-Khan said: “There are children living in the most deprived estates in London who can see Wembley from their bedroom window.

“They’re aspiring to be the next Harry Kane but can’t afford to watch him even though the stadium’s half full.

“This can’t happen again. The FA knew they wouldn’t reach capacity – these unsold tickets should be given to our schools.

“In future, at the very least, the FA could give away a row of tickets to one school in every London borough.”

Press Association Sport understand the FA and Wembley National Stadium Ltd distributed 7,000 complimentary tickets last night, with 4,000 going to schools and the remainder going to community groups.

The community groups that received those 3,000 tickets included those linked to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, refugee groups and faith groups.

The Zesh Rehman Foundation for diverse young people based in Tooting – Allin-Khan’s constituency – received 300 tickets.

It is understood the FA has inform Allin-Khan of all of this information.