World Cup 2010
Match Reports

Denmark 1 England 2
Friendly
Parken Stadion, Copenhagen, Denmark - Wednesday 9 February 2011


In preparation for the Euro 2012 qualifier next month, England made a trip to Copenhagen for this friendly fixture and took away a number of positives. That said, the game did not begin as Capello would have liked with England being down a goal early in the match. Denmark's Eriksen crossed the ball to Agger who headed the ball into England's net, beating Joe Hart. It was a disappointing start for Capello's men, who were without Rio Ferdinand (calf injury) for the 10th game out of 13 since he was appointed England captain. In Ferdinand's absence, the captain's armband was worn by three England players due to substitutions (Lampard, Ashley Cole and Barry).

However, Denmark's lead was short lived when Wayne Rooney crossed the ball to Theo Walcott. The Arsenal player got the ball to Darren Bent who was at the back post to slot the ball home. England made three changes at half-time to the line-up, and in the 68th minute Johnson's pass to Young (replacing Rooney at the interval) was profitable when the Aston Villa player put England ahead with his first goal for his country, and in doing so gave England victory.

Ashley Cole was given his 87th cap in this game and in making this appearance he became the most capped England full-back. Now on to Cardiff late-March for England's first competitive match of 2011.


Teams

DENMARK:
Sorensen #1, Agger #4, Jorgensen #3 (Kjaer 46 mins - #13), S Poulsen #5 (Wass 46 mins - #12), Jacobsen #6 (Silberbauer 60 mins - #14), C Poulsen #2 - Captain, Kvist #7 (Vingaard 90 mins - #17), Krohn-Dehli #9 (Pedersen 70 mins - #21), Rommedahl #10 (Enevoldsen 81 mins - #20), Bendtner #11, Eriksen #8.
Subs Not Used: Junker #18, Lorentzen #19, Lindegaard #16, Schone #15.

ENGLAND:
Hart #1, Terry #6, Dawson #5 (Cahill 60 mins - #14), A Cole #3 - Captain 46th to 81st minute (Baines 81 mins - #16), Johnson #2, Lampard #8 - Captain (Parker 46 mins - #18), Wilshere #4 (Barry 46 mins - #19 - Captain from 81st min), Milner #11, Walcott #7 (Downing 68 mins - #17), Bent #9, Rooney #10 (A Young 46 mins - #20).
Subs Not Used: Green #12, Walker # not known, Lescott #15, Defoe #21, C Cole #22, Stockdale #23. (Full Squad)


Match Details

Denmark Goal: Agger (8 mins)
England Goals: Bent (10 mins), A Young (68 mins)

Denmark Caution: Wass (90 mins)

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

Attendance: 21,523