Match No. 524 - Wednesday, 20th September 1978, 7:00pm

  • "In the 24th minute...Lerby was brought down by Neal and Simonsen scored from the penalty." Allan Simonsen, 24' (pen)
  • "Three minutes later Arnesen was sent racing past Hughes and Watson by an excellent ball from Kristensen on the left, and [scored]..." Frank Arnesen, 27'
  • "Even then the Danes had enough spirit to respond with a goal by Rontved..." Per Røntved, 85'
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    • 1
    • Birger JensenBirger Quistorff Jensen.
      Born 1st Mar 1951, Copenhagen.
    • 2
    • Flemming NielsenFlemming Nielsen.
      Born 16th Jul 1954.
      Not to be confused with Flemming Gert Nielsen born 1934
    • 3
    • Henning JensenHenning Jensen.
      Born 17th Aug 1949, Nørresundby.
    • 4
    • Per RøntvedPer Christian Røntved.
      Born 27th Jan 1949, Frederiksberg.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Søren LerbySøren Lerby.
      Born 1st Feb 1958, Copenhagen.
    • 6
    • Frank ArnesenFrank Arnesen.
      Born 30th Sep 1956, Copenhagen.
    • 7
    • Flemming LundFlemming Lund.
      Born 6th Oct 1952, Copenhagen.
    • 8
    • Carsten NielsenCarsten Nielsen.
      Born 12th Aug 1955, Copenhagen.
    • 9
    • Allan SimonsenAllan Rodenkam Simonsen.
      Born 15th Dec 1952, Vejle.
    • 10
    • Benny NielsenJørgen Nielsen.
      Born 17th Mar 1951, Fredriksværk.
    • HT
    • 11
    • Jørgen KristensenJørgen Kristensen.
      Born 12th Dec 1946, Hedehusene.
    • 14
    • Allan HansenAllan Hansen.
      Born 21st Apr 1956, Odense.
    • HT
  • Assist: Trevor Brooking. "In the 18th minute Lund brought his man [Keegan] down on the right and from Brooking's free kick Keegan, his reactions half a second ahead of the defence, ran forward to head the ball back past Birger Jensen." Kevin Keegan10th of 21 goals. Header from 10 yards., 18'
  • Assist: David Watson. "Five minutes later Munk Jensen fouled Keegan on the left, Watson headed back Brooking's free kick and again Keegan's reflexes proved to quick for the Danes. He practically headed the ball out of the goalkeeper's grasp." Kevin Keegan11th of 21 goals. Header from 6 yards., 23'
  • Assist: Trevor Brooking. "...six minutes into the second half, after Keegan had vainly stretched a foot for Brooking's dipping centre, Latchford appeared behind him at the far post to chest the ball in." Bob Latchford2nd of 5 goals. from 5 yards., 51'
  • "Then in the 84th minute, Neal dispossessed a strangely sluggish Kristensen and ran in to score with a shot so fierce that the spectators hardly saw the ball go in and out of the stanchion." Phil Neal3rd of 5 goals. Right-footed from 16 yards., 84'
    • 1
    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 37th of 61 caps
      30 years, 1 month, 15 days
    • 2
    • Phil NealLiverpool, 14th of 50 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 0 days
    • 3
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 20th of 42 caps
      29 years, 8 months, 16 days
    • 4
    • Ray WilkinsChelsea, 16th of 84 caps
      22 years, 0 months, 6 days
    • 5
    • David WatsonMan City, 35th of 65 caps
      31 years, 11 month, 15 days
    • 6
    • Emlyn HughesLiverpool, 55th of 62 caps
      31 years, 0 months, 23 days
      (c)18th captaincy
    • 7
    • Kevin KeeganHamburg, 38th of 63 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 6 days
    • 11
    • Peter BarnesMan City, 7th of 22 caps
      21 years, 3 months, 10 days

Notes

  • Goal MilestoneKevin Keegan's 10th Goal

Sources

  • uefa.com
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • YouTube
  • www.dbu.dk
  • The Guardian "Defences play open house", Thursday 21st September 1978, page 20.

Managers

Referee

  • East Germany Adolf Prokop

Attendance

  • 47,600

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 1 place, gaining 8 ranking points to 2003 points England - 5th - 1
  • Denmark - 39th

Euro 80 Qualifying

(Group 1)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 15
    • +17
    • 0
    • 1
    • 7
    • 8
    • Northern I...
    • 9
    • -6
    • 3
    • 1
    • 4
    • 8
    • Republic o...
    • 7
    • +1
    • 3
    • 3
    • 2
    • 8
    • Bulgaria
    • 5
    • -8
    • 5
    • 1
    • 2
    • 8
    • Denmark
    • 4
    • -4
    • 5
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
    • Final Standings.