Harry Maguire’s depressing begin to the season continued with a purple card as England had two males despatched off for the primary time of their Nations League defeat by Denmark.
Manchester United’s captain suffered a 31-minute nightmare, proven a yellow card for a reckless early problem on Yussuf Poulsen after which dismissed by Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano after he introduced down Kasper Dolberg attempting to retrieve his personal poor contact.
England’s evening obtained worse 4 minutes later when Christian Eriksen scored his thirty fourth purpose for Denmark on his one hundredth look after Kyle Walker was harshly adjudged to have fouled Thomas Delaney.
Chelsea defender Reece James was proven a purple card after the ultimate whistle for confronting referee Manzano.
In a low-key affair, England had their moments and it took a powerful save from Kasper Schmeichel to claw away Mason Mount’s close-range header as Denmark closed out the win.
England are actually third of their group, with solely the winners progressing to the Nations League finals in 2021.
Maguire distress sums up England’s evening
Maguire endured what should have been some of the depressing nights of his profession earlier than he was despatched off after solely 31 minutes.
It was dangerous from the opening moments when he needlessly left his foot in on Poulsen, and the remainder of his efficiency was distracted and chaotic.
Maguire was ill-at-ease with England’s three-man defensive system, usually out of place, even pulling up holding the highest of his hamstring at one level earlier than his destiny was sealed by a surprising first contact which he tried to retrieve with a lunge that injured Dolberg.
He seems to be like a participant struggling mentally in addition to bodily following his latest arrest in Greece and it could be no shock if he was additionally taken out of the road of fireside at membership stage given his latest poor type.
He made an error that led to Tottenham’s first purpose in United’s 6-1 house defeat earlier than the worldwide break and his show earned him a score of simply 1.85 out of 10 by BBC Sport readers – which was nonetheless greater than he carded for this defeat.
England by no means severely troubled Denmark aside from a few late scares, Harry Kane looking of types and the failure of supervisor Gareth Southgate to introduce the creativity of Jack Grealish forward of Jordan Henderson – which isn’t any slight on the Liverpool captain – a thriller.
There was additionally extra uncertainty involving goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Walker that led to a considerably doubtful penalty award – summing up what was a really unsatisfactory and disjointed evening for England and Southgate.
James indiscipline mars high-quality show
Chelsea’s James was arguably England’s finest participant on his full debut – solely to wreck all that good work after the ultimate whistle when he obtained verbally concerned with referee Manzano and was proven a purple card.
It was a second of frustration for the 20-year-old but in addition inexcusable ill-discipline, which has been a development in England’s latest video games given Walker’s sending-off in Iceland final month and the 2 dismissals right here.
This was a foul evening for England however James was a type of who may have held his head excessive, till he unwisely confirmed dissent to the officers.
James had been strong in defence and an actual menace in assault, on an evening when England had been battling diminished numbers and had been being held at bay by a resilient Danish rearguard.
Sadly for James, a high-quality efficiency will now be remembered for the unsuitable causes.
‘Very happy with the efficiency’
England supervisor Gareth Southgate speaking to Sky Sports activities: “I used to be very happy with the efficiency. I assumed we had been wonderful with 11 males and inflicting all of them types of issues down our right-hand facet. The sending off alters all the pieces and the penalty – it is a foul on Kyle Walker and I do not see the foul in any respect. The much less stated the higher.
“We confirmed resilience and confirmed an incredible instance of methods to play with 10 pragmatically, and when to press. Their keeper made a tremendous save to maintain it at 1-0. I could not be prouder of the boys within the final 10 days, they’re studying and enhancing. We have had any variety of modifications to our preparation and confirmed resilience.”
Three defeats in 50 – the stats
- This was solely England’s third house defeat of their previous 50 aggressive internationals on house soil.
- Denmark have misplaced simply two of their previous 40 worldwide matches, protecting clear sheets in 9 of their previous 11 video games.
- Christian Eriksen has been immediately concerned in 32 objectives in his previous 35 appearances for his nationwide facet (24 objectives, eight assists).
- This was Marcus Rashford’s fortieth England cap, making him solely the third participant to achieve that tally earlier than the age of 23, after Michael Owen in 2002 and Wayne Rooney in 2007.
- 6MaguireBooked at 31mins
- 2JamesBooked at 90mins
- 7RiceSubstituted forHendersonat 76′minutesBooked at 85mins
- 8PhillipsBooked at 86mins
- 3Maitland-NilesSubstituted forMingsat 36′minutes
- 10MountSubstituted forSanchoat 73′minutes
- 11RashfordSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 72′minutes
- 6ChristensenBooked at 38minsSubstituted forM Jorgensenat 45′minutes
- 7SkovSubstituted forMaehle Pedersenat 45′minutes
- 23HøjbjergBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJensenat 88′minutes
- 9BraithwaiteSubstituted forVestergaardat 74′minutes
- 12DolbergSubstituted forSistoat 37′minutes
- 5Maehle Pedersen
- 13M Jorgensen
- Jesús Gil Manzano
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Match ends, England 0, Denmark 1.
Reece James (England) is proven the purple card.
Second Half ends, England 0, Denmark 1.
Daniel Wass (Denmark) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Kane (England).
Foul by Daniel Wass (Denmark).
Kyle Walker (England) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark).
Kalvin Phillips (England) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Conor Coady (England) header from the precise facet of the six yard field is blocked. Assisted by Harry Kane.
Try missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (England) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Reece James with a cross following a set piece state of affairs.
Foul by Christian Eriksen (Denmark).
Tyrone Mings (England) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Joakim Maehle Pedersen (Denmark).
Reece James (England) wins a free kick on the precise wing.
Substitution, Denmark. Mathias Jensen replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Kalvin Phillips (England) is proven the yellow card.
Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark).
Harry Kane (England) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Jordan Henderson (England) is proven the yellow card.