England head coach Eddie Jones admitted his side let themselves down in a couple of areas after Wales ended their Grand Slam hopes in Cardiff on Saturday night.

The visitors built up a 10-3 lead at half-time after an impressive first-half display, however, second-half tries from Cory Hill and Josh Adams earnt Warren Gatland’s side a famous 21-13 win.

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The win at the Principality Stadium was also Wales’ record-breaking 12th successive Test win.

However, talking to BBC Sport shortly after the game, Jones admitted his side gave away too many penalties during the aggressive encounter.

It was one of those nip-and-tuck games of small margins.

We gave away far too many penalties and they beat us in the air.

The penalty count was against us and that gave them the opportunity to gain field position.

Jones then heaped praise on Wales, revealing it was a fully deserved victory for the hosts.

It was a tough game. I don’t know whether we lost our heads but they put us under a lot of pressure. I think a few of our players were a bit off today and that happens. Full credit to Wales, they deserved the victory and played very well.

England are next in action on March 9 against Italy at Twickenham.

Even though England’s Grand Slam hopes have ended, Jones’ side are still in with a chance of winning the Six Nations, with Wales still yet to play Scotland and 2018 winners Ireland.