England lose at home to Denmark in UEFA Nations League

England lose at home to Denmark in UEFA Nations League

England lost at home to Denmark in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Christian Eriksen’s penalty on his 100th appearance for Denmark earned his side a 1-0 win in the clash at Wembley.

This was as the hosts played more than half the game with 10 men.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen powered his spot kick past Jordan Pickford in the 35th minute. The goal came a couple of minutes after England centre back Harry Maguire had received a red card for a second booking.

The closest an unfamiliar-looking side came to an equaliser after the break was when Mason Mount’s close-range header was superbly clawed away Kasper Schmeichel.

Harry Kane also had a late chance as the hosts pressed for an equaliser.

But defeat for Gareth Southgate’s side, who beat top-ranked Belgium at Wembley on Sunday; ended a nine-match streak of home wins spanning two years.

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England slipped to third place in Group A2 which is now headed by Belgium with Denmark above England on goal difference.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions had fought back from a goal down to claim a victory against Belgium; one that ended the side’s lengthy unbeaten run.

Marcus Rashford’s penalty kick and a lucky strike from Mason Mount made the difference; as England overcome top-ranked Belgium 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday.

With the win, England climbed above the number one team on FIFA world rankings in their UEFA Nations League group. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the visitors from the penalty kick spot in the 16th minute. The decision came after was brought down by a lunging tackle from England’s Eric Dier.

It was the Inter Milan striker’s 13th goal in his last 11 matches for his country.

However, England would fight back to claim victory.

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