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Euro 2024: Hjulmand equalises Kane's goal as Denmark hold England 1-1

Euro 2024: Hjulmand equalises Kanes goal as Denmark hold England 1-1

Frankfurt: In a Group C encounter of the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament on Thursday, Denmark rallied to hold favourites England to a 1-1 draw, with Morten Hjulmand scoring the equaliser.

Denmark and England drew 1-1 in a close match in Group C, with Hjulmand scoring the equaliser in the 34th minute to offset Harry Kane's goal in the 18th.

Both goals came in the first half and the two sides made some good attempts in the second session but could not find the back of the net.

With this draw, England moved to four points from two matches while Denmark and Slovenia have two points each from two draws. Serbia has one point from two games.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's shot on target within the very first minute seemed to promise an end-to-end contest, but what soon transpired was an England team controlling possession and scant opportunities for either side.

The Three Lions eventually upped the tempo, however, and after a good chance for Phil Foden, Harry Kane buried a diverted cross from close range.

After that, Denmark began cranking up the pressure – and they reaped the benefits. Morten Hjulmand chose the perfect moment to score his first international goal, equalising with an exquisite long-range strike into the bottom corner.

Denmark also created the second half's first chance, with Jonas Wind's shot being blocked. The Danes enjoyed spells of fluid possession after the restart, dictating the pace of the game, but it was England who went closest to adding to the scoreline, with a Foden shot coming back off a post.

Both coaches made changes in an attempt to eke out victory, and substitute Ollie Watkins – on for Kane – had a chance to find the net swiftly after coming on, only for Kasper Schmeichel to deny him. Andreas Christensen then fired over at the other end, ensuring an absorbing game ended all square.

With inputs from IANS

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