England Football Online
  Page Last Updated 11 August 2015

Danmark

 

 
523 vs. Hungary
524
525 vs. Republic of Ireland

Wednesday, 20 September 1978
European Championship 1980 Group One Qualification Match

Denmark 3 England 4 [2-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Denmark Squad
England Squad

Idrætsparken, Inder Østerbro, København
Attendance: 47,600 to 48,000;
Kick-off: 7.00pm local, tbc BST

Denmark - Allan Simonsen (penalty 23), Frank Arnesen (27), Per Rontved (85)
England - Kevin Keegan (17, 22), Bob Latchford (in off his elbow 51), Phil Neal (84).
 
Results 1975-1980

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from GDR

Denmark

Type

England

Referee (-) - Adolf Prokop
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Denmark Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 45th to 47th
Colours: Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks with white trimmed tops.
Capt: Per Rontved Manager: Kurt Nielsen
Denmark Lineup
1 Jensen, Birger     G     GA
2 Nielsen, Flemming            
3 Lerby, Soren            
4 Rontved, Per            
5 Munk Jensen, Henning            
6 Arnesen, Frank            
7 Lund, Flemming            
8 Nielsen, Carsten            
9 Simonsen, Allan            
10 Nielsen, Benny, off 46th min.            
11 Kristensen, Jorgen            
Denmark Substitutes
14 Hansen, Allan, on 46th min.for B. Nielsen            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, blue shorts with red/white side stripes, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, eighteenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 56 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
10th match, W 7 - D 2 - L 1 - F 19 - A 8.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 27 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 14 3
Neal brought down Munk-Jensen to give away the penalty
3 Mills, Michael D. 29 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 20 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 22 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 16 0
5 Watson, David V. 31 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 35 0
6 Hughes, Emlyn            
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 27 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 38 11
8 Coppell, Stephen            
9 Latchford, Robert D. 27 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 4 2
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 29 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 24 1
11 Barnes, Peter            
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Kevin Keegan headed two goals from well-directed free-kicks only to see the Danes allowed to pull level with two goals inside five minutes against a less than disciplined England defence. Bob Latchford directed a header against a post and Keegan also hit the woodwork as both teams played all-out attacking football in what coach Don Howe later described as 'the most exciting international match I've ever seen.' England regained the lead through a disputed goal by Bob Latchford after the break and Phil Neal made it 4-2 before the Danes forced a third goal in the dying moments of a pulsating European championship qualifying match.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

____________________

CG