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England destroy feeble Denmark

England secured a place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over a disappointing Denmark side. They will now face Brazil in a mouth-watering fixture on Friday.

All three goals came in the opening half, with Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Emile Heskey all scoring their first goals of the tournament.

Denmark started very poorly, and their lack of organisation led to the early goal from a Beckham corner, with Ferdinand heading at Sorensen who bundled it over his line.

The second came from a flowing move, which ended with Butt flicking the ball through to Owen who controlled superbly and slotted it into the corner.

Heskey made it three on the stroke of half-time, firing home after Beckham made the most of yet more poor Danish defending.

The second half was predictably flat, with both sides creating few clear chances.

Denmark

Thomas Sorensen, Thomas Helveg (Kasper Bogelund 7), Niclas Jensen, Rene Henriksen, Martin Laursen, Dennis Rommedahl, Thomas Gravesen, Stig Tofting (Claus Jensen 58), Jesper Gronkjaer, Ebbe Sand, John Dahl Tomasson

England

David Seaman, Danny Mills, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, David Beckham, Paul Scholes (Kieron Dyer 48), Nicky Butt, Trevor Sinclair, Emile Heskey (Teddy Sheringham 69), Michael Owen (Robbie Fowler 46)

15th June 2002


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