Morten Hjulmand’s stunner secures a point for Denmark against England

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Morten Hjulmand’s stunner secures a point for Denmark against England

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It is never coming home, it is never come, it is never coming home: chanted the Danes before, during and after the match against England at the Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt.

English head coach Gareth Southgate refused to listen to the English fan’s plea to not start Liverpool’s right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield alongside Declan Rice. The 54-year-old refused to listen and gave Arnold another start against Denmark.

The Danes were superb with the veteran Christian Eriksen leading the midfield alongside Hojbjerg and Hjulmand who showed great determination and dominated the English trio of Rice, Arnold and Bellingham.

England opened the scoring when Harry Kane had the easiest job of firing a rebound into the bottom left corner after it broke to him in the box in the 18th minute.

It was a lead many thought England was going to build upon and exert their influence on the game but it was the other way round.

Denmark took over and exploited the spaces found in the English midfield.

In the 34th minute, Harry Kane’s poor pass in the English half found Victor Kristiansen who passed the ball to Hjulmand and unleashed an unstoppable shot from the eighteen-yard box to the bottom left corner of the post to level the scores to 1-1.

Denmark continued their fine momentum as they suffocated England until Trent was substituted in the 54th minute for Gallagher who brought stability to the Three Lions’ midfield.

Phil Foden in the 56th minute had his effort crashed against the right post as he was unlucky to have not given the Three Lions the lead.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on three occasions had the opportunity to seal the game for Denmark but fluffed his line in the second half.

Ollie Watkins who replaced Kane had an effort in the 71st minute which was denied by Kasper Schmeichel.

England leads the group with 4 points as they have a huge chance of qualifying.

Denmark will play against Serbia in a make-or-break tie for both teams with the winner set to take all.

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