8:45 PM
Telia Parken
UEFA Nations League • Group 2
  • 2nd Half
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Alexander-ArnoldMaitland-Niles
  • BraithwaiteKjær
  • DolbergFalk Jensen
  • PhillipsGrealish
  • NørgaardHøjbjerg
  • SanchoMount
  • Braithwaite

Denmark - England
UEFA Nations League - 8 September 2020

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Denmark 0-0 England.

Harry Kane of England reacts during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Denmark and England at Parken Stadium

SO CLOSE! Kane gets on the end of a long ball and rounds Schmeichel, but sees his low shot cleared off the line by Jorgensen.


Kjaer arrives late at the far post but powers a header well over from a deep, left-wing free kick. England were sloppy there but were let off the hook.


England apply some pressure with a couple of late corners, but Denmark stand firm.


Four minutes added.


Still time for a late twist, but in truth, the match deserves to end goalless. It's been quite poor.

  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    OffTrent Alexander-ArnoldEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Maitland-Niles on for TAA.
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    OnAinsley Maitland-NilesEngland

ENGLAND CHANGE: Maitland-Niles on for TAA.


Denmark enjoying a strong spell. They had looked fatigued but suddenly have a second wind.


DENMARK CHANGE: Kjaer on for Braithwaite.


Poulsen nods a deflected cross down for Eriksen who somehow blazes over the bar from 10 yards out.


Will we have late drama like in Iceland? It feels much more open now.

  • Rasmus Falk Jensen
    OffKasper DolbergDenmarkDENMARK CHANGE: Falk on for Dolberg.
  • Rasmus Falk Jensen
    OnRasmus Falk JensenDenmark

DENMARK CHANGE: Falk on for Dolberg.

  • Jack Grealish
    OffKalvin PhillipsEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Grealish on for a debut. He replaces Phillips.
  • Jack Grealish
    OnJack GrealishEngland

ENGLAND CHANGE: Grealish on for a debut. He replaces Phillips.


Grealish is coming on for England.

  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    OffChristian NørgaardDenmarkDENMARK CHANGE:  Norgaard off, Højbjerg on.
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    OnPierre-Emile HøjbjergDenmark

DENMARK CHANGE: Norgaard off, Højbjerg on.


Schmeichel makes sure by diving low to his right to push away Sterling's speculative long-range strike.


Kane rises to meet a left-wing cross at the far post, but can't quite direct his header on target.


Close! Gomez feeds Sterling who tries to tease it into the run of Kane in the right channel. If he could take it on he'd be in, but the captain can't and hits the ground in frustration.


And still....


Eriksen steps up and balloons his free kick way over the bar.


A good spell of Denmark pressure ends with a free kick 30-35 yards out in a central position.

  • Mason Mount
    OffJadon SanchoEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Sancho off, Mount on.
  • Mason Mount
    OnMason MountEngland

ENGLAND CHANGE: Sancho off, Mount on.


Mason Mount is off the bench and ready for action. Meanwhile, Kane takes down a pass and slams a shot straight at Schmeichel. The flag was up so it wouldn't have counted.


England with plenty of the ball, but they have barely troubled that Danish defence.


How long until Southgate looks to his bench? Ings for Kane would be worth a good shout.

  • Martin Braithwaite
    Yellow cardMartin BraithwaiteDenmarkBraithwaite booked.

Braithwaite booked.


New half, same story so far. Not much happening.

Denmark's forward Kasper Dolberg (C), England's midfielder Eric Dier (L) and England's midfielder Kalvin Phillips vie for the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match
  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Denmark restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: Denmark 0-0 England.


Denmark have had two set pieces on the right flank in the last couple of minutes. Each time Eriksen has delivered and on each occasion a Dane has been penalised for pushing. Poor decision-making from the hosts.


SAVE! Pickford throws himself to his left to push away Dolberg's rasping strike after a lovely turn and pass from Eriksen.


Better from England. This time it comes down the left as Sterling creates panic inside the area. He teases his way to the byline, but can't pick out a white shirt through the pack of Danes defending their own goal.


England finally put a decent move together. TAA attempts to cut it back for Kane, but a defender sticks out a leg and denies the Spurs man is big chance at goal.


Wonderful foot work from Braithwaite. He takes down Coady's headed clearance, outfoxes Phillips and flashes a low drive just wide of the far post.


Coady looking very assured and been very vocal at one end for England. In contrast, Kane has barely had a touch at the other.


DID YOU KNOW? Denmark were unbeaten in 15 games prior to Saturday's defeat to Belgium.


Meanwhile, elsewhere in this Nations League group....


England fail to deal with a flowing Danish move on the right. It's fired low into the six-yard box but hits Poulsen and drops kindly for the visitors. If he'd been able to adjust there it would surely have been 1-0.


Dolberg makes a positive dash from the right channel towards the England area. He cuts to the side and lets fly with a thumping shot that fizzes just over Pickford's bar.


Alexander Arnold seizes upon another cross-field pass. He curves a dangerous ball into the danger area, but Schmeichel is alert and rushes off his line to hold on tight.


Skov smashes a 35-yard free kick over Pickford's bar. As you were.


England try a corner routine with a low ball pulled back towards the penalty spot for Sancho, but the Dortmund forward's awkward shot is easily blocked.


Coady rakes a superb ball to the right flank for Alexander Arnold. The Liverpool man waits for support, but then sees his attempted low cross diverted behind for a corner.


Meanwhile, this contest is still settling down. Both teams are struggling to keep possession for a sustained period of time.


How time flies!


Jørgensen is lucky to escape an early caution. He clearly pulled Sterling back via his shirt after the Man City man had threatened to race free down the left in chase of Pickford's curved clearance.


HEAD-TO-HEAD: Played 21 - England 13 wins, Denmark 4 wins. Draws 4. England last visited the Danes for a friendly in 2011 when the away side ran out 2-1 winners. The most recent encounter between the sides was in March 2014 when England again triumphed courtesy of Daniel Sturridge's solitary strike at Wembley.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! England get us underway.


Just minutes from kick off now. Here's another Opta stat about one of England's new boys.


He's not featuring in this match tonight, but it's worth saying a quick congrats to Man City's Kevin de Bruyne. He's just been named the PFA Player of the Year.


Good news for TAA. Back in the England team and he's just been named PFA Young PLayer of the Year.


Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand: "The aim is to be successful in different pressing lines; the high press but also lower. It's important that we find the right times to do it. [England] like to take control of matches – they like to attack and try to score the next goal at all times. That leaves some space as well. We also want to take charge of the game so it will be a very interesting match."

DBU-toppen og den nye landstræner er uenige om retningen for organiseringen af dansk fodbold. Det er anden gang, at Kasper Hjulmand udfordrer sin bestyrelse på to måneder.

Southgate: "Denmark were very good against Belgium. They pressed with intensity. They've got good quality players with the ball. We'll have a different sort of test defensively, and we'll come up against some very good defenders as well but there will be a little bit more space because of the way Denmark play."

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Before the off-the-pitch storm, England edged to a very narrow 1-0 win in Iceland over the weekend. Phil Foden had a solid bow and remains a starlet with bags of potential. He has a lot of hard work ahead on top of knuckling down and focusing solely on his football now. Here's a pre-scandal piece written post match on how it could be a big season for the 20-year-old, who will have to make do with watching this one from home.


Denmark include a number of familiar names in their line up. Leicester stopper Kasper Schmeichel captains the Danes, while Chelsea's defender Andreas Christensen is in defence. Former Spurs midfielder, Christian Eriksen remains his country's star name with Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite leading the attack.

Kasper Schmeichel of Denmark applauds fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Peru and Denmark at Mordovia Arena on June 16, 2018 in Saransk, Russia.

No real surprises for England. It's a back three (or five depending on how you view wing backs) as expected, with Conor Coady coming into the defence for his senior debut. There's also a bow for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips. Trent Alexander-Arnold is the third change from the win over Iceland. He features at right wing-back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold of England in action during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom

CONFIRMED TEAMS - DENMARK: Schmeichel, Wass, Jorgensen, Christensen, Skov, Norgaard, Eriksen, Delaney, Poulsen, Dolberg, Braithwaite. /// ENGLAND: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Coady, Dier, Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Sterling, Sancho, Kane... Subs: Pope, Mings, Keane, Maitland-Niles, Ward-Prowse, Grealish, Mount, Abraham, Ings, Henderson.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of England's latest Nations League Group A2 match in Denmark. Gareth Southgate will be glad to try and steer the focus back to events on the pitch after a difficult few days dealing with the fall-out from Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood breaking COVID-19 protocols. Kick off 19.45 BST.