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England and Denmark Trade First-Half Goals in Euro 2024 Group C Clash

England vs Denmark Euro 2024

Harry Kane’s early strike for England was quickly matched by Morten Hjulmand as the teams reached halftime tied 1-1 in their UEFA Euro 2024 Group C match in Frankfurt.

Kane’s 18th-minute goal, his 64th for England, came from a swift move initiated by Kyle Walker, who capitalized on a defensive lapse by Victor Kristiansen to set up the Bayern Munich star. This goal positioned Kane alongside legends Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney as the only England players to score in four consecutive major tournaments.

England entered the match knowing a victory would secure their place in the knockout stages, thanks to a 1-1 draw between Serbia and Slovenia earlier in the day. Coach Gareth Southgate fielded the same starting XI that defeated Serbia 1-0 on Matchday 1. Meanwhile, Denmark’s Kasper Hjulmand made a single change, preferring Joakim Maehle over Alexander Bah.

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Phil Foden had an early opportunity to score in the 13th minute but missed the target. However, England’s persistence paid off shortly after with Kane’s goal.

Denmark responded well and equalized in the 33rd minute after a poor throw-in by England. Sporting CP’s Hjulmand took a long shot that clipped the post and beat Jordan Pickford. The England goalkeeper, making his 21st major tournament start, had no chance to save it.

Despite Denmark’s continued pressure, both teams remained deadlocked as the first half concluded.

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