Sluggish England held scoreless in Denmark | Soccer Information

COPENHAGEN: England have been fortunate to flee with a 0-Zero draw away to Denmark on Tuesday after the hosts wasted one of the best possibilities in Copenhagen.
Gareth Southgate’s preparation for the sport was thrown into turmoil when Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been despatched house on Monday after breaching coronavirus protocols following Saturday’s 1-Zero victory in Iceland.
Southgate can use that distraction and a scarcity of match health forward of the begin to the Premier League season on Saturday as excuses for the Three Lions’ lack of sharpness going ahead, in sharp distinction to their free-scoring kind in qualifying for Euro 2020 previous to the coronavirus shutdown.
Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips and Wolves captain Connor Coady have been handed their worldwide debuts in an experimental 3-4-Three system that struggled to get the entrance three of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho into the sport.
Denmark have been comfortably crushed 2-Zero by Belgium of their Nations League opener on the weekend, but it surely was the hosts who got here closest to opening the scoring earlier than half-time.
Kasper Dohlberg fired over earlier than a neat flip from Christian Eriksen put the Good striker in on purpose, however Jordan Pickford was equal to his shot on the close to submit.
England improved markedly after the break as soon as Mason Mount was launched to rebalance the midfield, however clear possibilities have been nonetheless few and much between as Kane headed over Kieran Trippier’s cross earlier than Kasper Schmeichel turned behind Sterling’s low shot.
The perfect alternatives to interrupt the impasse for each side got here within the last 10 minutes as firstly Eriksen blazed over from Yussuf Poulsen’s cushioned header.
On the different finish, his former Tottenham teammate Kane thought he had notched the winner deep in stoppage time as he rounded Schmeichel and fired goalwards just for Mathias Jorgensen to make an excellent goal-line clearance.
Belgium’s 5-1 win over Iceland in Brussels strikes them to the highest of League A Group 2 forward of their journey to England subsequent month.

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