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Harry Maguire sent off as England lose 1-0 to Denmark

England 0-1 Denmark: Harry Maguire sent off as Three Lions lose 1-0 to Denmark in UEFA Nations League at Wembley Stadium.

Harry Maguire sent off as England lose 1-0 to Denmark www.theafricanstand.com
Harry Maguire’s red card after 31 minutes was the second earliest by an England player in an international, after Rob Green vs Ukraine in October 2009 (14 minutes)

Harry Maguire’s miserable start to the season continued with a red card as England had two men sent off for the first time in their Nations League defeat by Denmark.

Manchester United’s captain suffered a 31-minute nightmare, shown a yellow card for a reckless early challenge on Yussuf Poulsen, and then dismissed by Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano after he brought down Kasper Dolberg trying to retrieve his own poor touch.

England’s night got worse four minutes later when Christian Eriksen scored his 34th goal for Denmark on his 100th appearance after Kyle Walker was harshly adjudged to have fouled Thomas Delaney.

Chelsea defender Reece James was shown a red card after the final whistle for confronting referee Manzano.

In a low-key affair, England had their moments and it took a magnificent save from Kasper Schmeichel to claw away Mason Mount’s close-range header as Denmark closed out the win.

England are now third in their group, with only the winners progressing to the Nations League finals in 2021.

Ericson Mangoli

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