Denmark joined Ukraine at the top of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009TM qualifying Group 5 thanks to a comeback win against Scotland.
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 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.
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.