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Euro 2024: Denmark 1-1 England – Hjulmand’s Stunner Cancels Out Kane’s Opener

Euro 2024: Denmark 1-1 England - Hjulmand's Stunner Cancels Out Kane's Opener

England missed the chance to secure their place in the Euro 2024 knockout stages after a lackluster performance resulted in a 1-1 draw against Denmark.

Harry Kane put England ahead early, converting from close range after Kyle Walker’s quick play. However, Morten Hjulmand’s stunning goal leveled the score, taking advantage of Kane’s error in midfield and hammering the ball in off the post. Efforts from Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden, who hit the post, failed to regain the lead for England.

England repeated their passive strategy from the Serbia match, sitting back and lacking intensity after taking the lead. Gareth Southgate’s midfield experiment with Trent Alexander-Arnold was ineffective, leading to his substitution. Southgate’s triple substitution (Ollie Watkins, Jarrod Bowen, and Eberechi Eze) couldn’t turn the game around.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was a standout player for Denmark, outperforming England’s midfield and being a constant threat, nearly securing the win for Denmark.

England remains top of Group C with four points, while Denmark and Slovenia both have two points each. England’s performance was criticized for their defensive play and lack of cohesion, raising doubts about their status as tournament favorites. Denmark played with more intensity and came close to winning, showcasing their potential threat in the tournament. Southgate’s defensive strategy and midfield choices were questioned, highlighting the need for adjustments.

Despite the draw, England remains in control of their group and must improve their performance to advance confidently in the tournament.

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