Thursday, June 4
Collect News Data
Mar 31, 2020 at 8pm UK

Four memorable matches between England and Denmark

:Headline: Four memorable matches between England and Denmark:
England and Denmark have previous for excitement.

Gareth Southgate's England should have been hosting Denmark at Wembley on Tuesday, but will instead be adhering to social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, the PA news agency looks at a clutch of classics between the two nations who should have squared off in north London.

Denmark 3 England 4, September 20, 1978, Copenhagen

Kevin Keegan, pictured in his playing days, scored twice in the 1978 match in Denmark (PA)

Two Kevin Keegan headers in four first-half minutes had England anticipating a comfortable Euro 80 qualifier victory. Any such thoughts lasted just two minutes however – as Allan Simonsen converted a penalty to reignite the clash. Frank Arnesen levelled five minutes later to complete a madcap half-hour, and leave the tie all square at the break. Bob Latchford and Phil Neale restored England's two-goal cushion after the restart, only for Per Rontved to steady himself and lash a home a fine strike. This time however, England held on.

Denmark 2 England 2, September 22, 1982, Copenhagen

Trevor Francis, pictured, went on to a long managerial career, but before all that he dug England out of a hole in Denmark in 1982 (Nick Potts/PA)

Another Euro qualifier, and another dramatic Copenhagen night. This time Trevor Francis slid in to poke home the opener and put England ahead. The visitors rode their luck to keep that lead past the hour, before Allan Hansen converted a penalty for the Danes. Francis popped up with another close-range finish to claw England into the lead again, and the Three Lions looked to be heading for all three points until Jesper Olsen – later of Manchester United –  jinked through the middle of the defence and slotted home a fine equaliser.

England 1 Denmark 0, March 9, 1994, Wembley

Terry Venables won his first match in charge in 1994 (PA)

The Terry Venables era started with a bang thanks to an early David Platt goal. Platt delivered a composed finish, firing home first-time after letting the ball roll into his path on the inside-left. The first seeds of England's stirring Euro 96 run were sewn with this impressive victory.

England 3 Denmark 0, June 15, 2002 World Cup, Japan

England's players celebrate during their 2002 World Cup win over Denmark (Rui Vieira/PA)

England swept past the Danes and into the quarter-finals thanks to first-half goals from Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Emile Heskey. This was one of the most comprehensive England victories under Sven-Goran Eriksson. Sadly the comfort of this last-16 triumph gave way to another galling defeat, the 2-1 loss at the hands of Brazil.

Denmark 4 England 1, August 17, 2005, Copenhagen

Dennis Rommedahl, pictured, kick-started Denmark's rout against England in 2005 (Martin Rickett/PA)

The heaviest defeat under Swedish boss Eriksson offered hefty humiliation. An insipid first-half gave way to a goal glut after the turnaround. Dennis Rommedahl, Jon Dahl Tomasson and Michael Gravgaard all punished England in a seven-minute triple blow that floored Eriksson's men. Wayne Rooney bagged a consolation three minutes from time, but Soren Larsen still managed to net after that, adding further insult to an already injurious evening.

body check tags ::

amp_article_394802 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-03-30 09:40:27:
html db last update - 2020-06-03 23:34:41 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Coronavirus outbreak - Click here for more stories

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
England announce Denmark friendly for March
Report: Kai Havertz open to Man Utd move
Liverpool 'have not made Dembele loan bid'
Coronavirus latest: England-Denmark friendly expected to be axed
Premier League Table
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

La Liga Table
2Real Madrid27168349193056
4Real Sociedad27144945331246
6Atletico MadridAtletico271112431211045
10Athletic Bilbao2791082923637
12Real Betis2789103843-533
15Real Valladolid27611102333-1029
17Celta Vigo27511112234-1226
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.