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England held by diligent Denmark

Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 15.17CET
Denmark 0-0 England
The stand-in contenders held their own and might have won as John Jensen's effort hit the post.
England held by diligent Denmark
England's David Platt is tackled by Denmark's John Jensen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DenmarkEngland

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:09 CET

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Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 15.17CET

England held by diligent Denmark

Denmark 0-0 England
The stand-in contenders held their own and might have won as John Jensen's effort hit the post.

John Jensen came closest to breaking the deadlock as emergency stand-in contenders Denmark opened their EURO '92 campaign with a 0-0 draw against England.

With injuries forcing John Barnes and Gary Stevens to withdraw from the England squad before the tournament, Graham Taylor's side had their concerns going into the fixture in Malmo. They would have had even more had Jensen's strike not rebounded back off the inside of the post and into the arms of goalkeeper Chris Woods in the closing stages.

Denmark replaced Yugoslavia at the finals, but looked to be worthy stand-ins as they gave England a rough ride from the off, with Flemming Povlsen firing an early free-kick just off target. England, meanwhile, went close midway through the opening period, Alan Smith almost beating Peter Schmeichel at his near post.

The Manchester United FC goalkeeper got a crucial fingertip to a Tony Daley shot after the break, but ultimately there were no goals. With the other opener in Group A having also ended in a draw, it was to be back to square one for all four sides in their next fixtures.

Last updated: 24/01/12 14.29CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

England

England

1
SchmeichelPeter Schmeichel
1
WoodsChris Woods
2
SivebækJohn Sivebæk
Yellow Card83
2
CurleKeith Curle
Yellow Card9
Substitution62
3
NielsenKent Nielsen
3
PearceStuart Pearce
4
OlsenLars Olsen (C)
4
KeownMartin Keown
Yellow Card7
5
AndersenHenrik Andersen
5
WalkerDes Walker
6
ChristofteKim Christofte
7
PlattDavid Platt
7
JensenJohn Faxe Jensen
8
StevenTrevor Steven
9
PovlsenFlemming Povlsen
10
LinekerGary Lineker (C)
11
B. LaudrupBrian Laudrup
12
PalmerCarlton Palmer
15
ChristensenBent Christensen
16
MersonPaul Merson
Substitution71
18
VilfortKim Vilfort
17
SmithAlan Smith

Substitutes

8
MølbyJohnny Mølby
9
CloughNigel Clough
10
ElstrupLars Elstrup
11
SintonAndy Sinton
12
PiechnikTorben Piechnik
13
MartynNigel Martyn
13
LarsenHenrik Larsen
14
DorigoTony Dorigo
14
FrankTorben Frank
15
WebbNeil Webb
Substitution71
16
KroghMogens Krogh
18
DaleyTony Daley
Substitution62
Yellow Card67
17
ChristiansenClaus Christiansen
19
BattyDavid Batty
19
NielsenPeter Nielsen
20
ShearerAlan Shearer
20
BruunMorten Bruun

Coach

Richard Møller-nielsen (DEN) Graham Taylor (ENG)

Referee

John Blankenstein (NED)

Assistant referees

Jan Dolstra (NED), Robert Overkleeft (NED)

Fourth official

Mario van der Ende (NED)

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