Denmark 1 England 2
Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadium, International Friendly Match, February 9, 2011. Goals from Aston Villa´s Darren Bent and Ashley Young gave England their first victory in Copenhagen since they edged out Denmark by 4-3 on the 20th of September 1978.
The Three Lions, who came from behind to win the battle 2-1 on account of the fact that they were a far better team on the night, started the match well and Manchester United´s Wayne Rooney almost scored inside five minutes, but his effort from inside the eighteen-yard area was blocked. The home side went into the lead when Christian Eriksen found Daniel Agger who sent an unstoppable header past Manchester City shot stopper Joe Hart on eight minutes, but England responded instantly as Darren Bent converted a Theo Walcott cross. Fabio Capello´s half-time words of wisdom apparently had an impact as England improved dramatically following the interval and began to create more goal scoring chances. Bent had a great opportunity to register his second goal of the clash early in the second period, but the twenty-seven-year-old striker put his effort wide. Then, in the 68th minute of the friendly encounter, half-time substitute Ashley Young managed to find the back of the net when the speedy wingman beat Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen with an astonishing finish to give the Three Lions a well-deserved win over Denmark. All in all it was a most encouraging game for England, not least for Young. Denmark, for their part, also seemed to enjoy themselves and once again proved that there was nothing rotten at all with the state of their sportsmanship. Denmark Team: Thomas Sorensen, Lars Jacobsen, Mathias Jorgensen, Daniel Agger, Simon Busk Poulsen, Christian Eriksen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, William Kvist, Nicklas Bendtner, Dennis Rommedahl, Christian Poulsen. Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Simon Kjaer, Daniel Wass, Thomas Enevoldsen, Mads Junker, Lasse Schone, Michael Silberbauer, Martin Vingaard, Kasper Lorentzen, Nicklas Pedersen. England Team: Joe Hart, Michael Dawson, John Terry, Glen Johnson, James Milner, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard Junior, Jack Wilshere, Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Darren Bent. Substitutes: Robert Green, David Stockdale, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Joleon Lescott, Gareth Barry, Leighton Baines, Ashley Young, Stewart Downing, Scott Parker, Carlton Cole, Jermain Defoe.
England beat Denmark 4-1 in a World Cup Qualifier at Idraettsparken on the 15th of May 1957 thanks to a brace by Tommy Taylor and a goal each from Johnny Haynes and John Atyeo.