Watkins sticks his tongue out at Morten Hulman’s shot

England forward Ollie Watkins (29, Aston Villa) sticks his tongue out at Morten Hulman’s (25, Sporting) shot.

The Three Lions drew 1-1 with Denmark in their UEFA Euro 2024 Group C second leg at the Frankfurt Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, at 1:00 a.m. ET on June 21.

With one point apiece, England and Denmark sit atop the group with four points (one win and one draw), while Denmark sits in second place with two points (two draws).

England lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Harry Kane led the line up front, with Phil Foden-Jude Bellingham-Bukayo Sakho in the attacking second line. Declan Rice-Trent Alexander-Arnold protected the back four, while Kieran Trippier-Mark Gehiro-John Stones-Kyle Walker formed a back four. Jordan Pickford was in goal.

Denmark lined up in a 3-4-1-2 formation.

Jonas Vinn-Rasmus Hojlund formed the attacking combination, with Christian Eriksen in the second line. Viktor Christiansen-Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg-Morten Hulman-Joachim Mellé made up the midfield, while Yannick Vestergaard-Andreas Christensen-Joachim Anersen formed the back four. 안전놀이터 Kasper Schmeichel wore the goalkeeping gloves.

England had the first shot on goal. In the 13th minute, Walker shook off a defender on the right flank before crossing to Foden in the box. Foden took one step past his defender before firing a left-footed shot that went wide of the goal.

England opened the scoring in the 18th minute. Walker picked up the ball on the right side of the field and charged straight into the box before playing a low pass into the box. The ball deflected and found its way to Kane, who made no mistake with his left foot and slotted it home.

Denmark began to look to score more aggressively after the goal. They increased their time near England’s box and put more weight on their attacks.

Denmark equalized the game.

The shots came thick and fast. In the 34th minute, Hulman received a pass from Christiansen and struck a straight right-footed mid-range shot from a long way outside the box. The ball flew low and fast, hitting the post before heading into the back of the net. Pickford threw his body out, but was unable to stop the ball as it hit the post.

One minute of first-half stoppage time was awarded. Foden received a pass from Walker and took a left-footed shot, but again, he missed the target. The first half ended 1-1.

The second half was relatively uneventful. Both teams had chances and took shots at each other’s goal, but no further goals were scored. The game ended 1-1.

After the game, UEFA published an interview with Kane and substitute striker Ollie Watkins. Speaking to the official Euros channel, Watkins described his reaction to Hulman’s “unbelievable” mid-range strike.

“Sometimes you just have to take it in,” Watkins said. I was sitting behind the bench and it was an unbelievable shot. It hit the post and went in. It’s a really good shot,” he said in amazement.

“We played well, Denmark played well. The important thing is that we’re undefeated.”

Watkins had one flashes of brilliance in the match.

In the 26th minute, Bellingham spotted Watkins charging up front and slipped a one-timer into the box, and Watkins, who caught the ball deep inside the box, fired a shot that Schmeichel saved.

“I like to cut back and run in,” Watkins said. That’s my style. I enjoy causing problems for defenders. It’s a lot harder than you think. Denmark defended well. Their back five made it difficult for us.”

Watkins, who made her Euro debut in this match, said: 슬롯사이트 추천 “It feels weird to say I made my debut at the Euros. The atmosphere was really good and I’m enjoying every minute of it to be honest. I’m just a little bit disappointed that we came up a little bit short.”

England will face Slovenia on June 26 and Denmark will face Serbia in their final group games.

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