Relieved Denmark beat Scotland

Published: Sunday 27 April 2008, 10.00CET
Denmark 2-1 Scotland
Megan Sneddon put play-off hopefuls Scotland into a shock lead but Camilla Sand and Merete Pedersen turned the game.
by Peter Bruun
Relieved Denmark beat Scotland
Merete Pedersen (centre) struck the winner uefa.com

Match statistics

DenmarkScotland

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Sunday 27 April 2008, 10.00CET

Relieved Denmark beat Scotland

Denmark 2-1 Scotland
Megan Sneddon put play-off hopefuls Scotland into a shock lead but Camilla Sand and Merete Pedersen turned the game.
Denmark joined Ukraine at the top of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009TM qualifying Group 5 thanks to a comeback win against Scotland.

Recovery
Megan Sneddon put play-off hopefuls Scotland into a shock lead at the Viborg Stadium but there was relief for the nearly 4,000 spectators when Camilla Sand and Merete Pedersen turned the game. Denmark are second behind Ukraine on goal difference but both teams have won all four games, meaning their meetings on 22 June and 1 October look like deciding who qualifies outright for Finland and which team faces a play-off.

Scotland ahead
Scotland were put under pressure from the start but Gemma Fay was having a brilliant game in goal, twice denying Pedersen and also saving from Cathrine Paaske Sørensen and Maiken Pape. On 27 minutes it was the visitors who struck, Sneddon's free-kick flying in from 30 metres out. It was nearly two before the break but 17-year-old Kim Little's effort was stopped by the Denmark goalkeeper Tine Cederkvist.

Turnaround
Home dominance was restored in the second half, and after several more Fay saves Sand turned in a Pedersen cross to equalise. Pedersen was the goalscorer herself 22 minutes from time, heading Johanna Rasmussen's free-kick into the far corner of the net. Fay prevented an even more emphatic defeat as Scotland stayed fourth behind Slovakia, though a win in their game in hand in Portugal on 3 May would lift them one place. Denmark are in Portugal five days later looking to take over as group leaders.

Last updated: 27/04/08 21.42CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Denmark

Denmark

Scotland

Scotland

1Tine Cederkvist (GK)7Amanda Burns
Substitution85'
2Mia Brogaard4Ifeoma Dieke
3Katrine Pedersen (C)1Gemma Fay (GK)
4Christina Øyangen Ørntoft11Pauline Hamill
Substitution62'
6Mariann Gajhede Knudsen2Rhonda Jones
7Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen5Michelle Kerr (C)
9Maiken Pape8Kim Little
10Camilla Sand Andersen
Goal50'
6Joanne Love
11Merete Pedersen
Goal67'
14Leanne Ross
5Bettina Falk9Megan Sneddon
Goal28'
13Johanna Rasmussen18Natalie Ross
Substitution64'

Substitutes

16Susanne Graversen (GK)3Stacey Cook
Substitution64'
12Line Røddik Hansen15Julie Ferguson
8Janne Madsen10Suzanne Grant
Substitution62'
14Ditte Larsen12Joanna Hutcheson (GK)
15Marie Bjerg16Amy Mcdonald
17Tanja Mejer Christensen17Joelle Murray
Substitution85'
18Kristine Petersen13Hayley Cunningham

Coach

Kenneth Heiner-møller (DEN) Anna Signeul (SWE)

Referee

Silvia Tea Spinelli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Cristina Cini (ITA), Marinella Caissutti (ITA)

Fourth official

Henning Jensen (DEN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Denmark

    Denmark

    Next match womensworldcup: v Scotland, 25 August 2010
  • Scotland

    Scotland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Greece, 21 August 2010
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