Denmark vs Northern Ireland Highlights
The Denmark vs Northern Ireland highlights is online as they had a match in the Euro 2024 qualifiers round which concluded with the victory of Denmark in Group H at Parken.
The teenage West Ham striker Callum Marshall was denied a goal on his senior debut by VAR after Jonas Wind had given his team the required lead. Kasper Hjulmand’s side has dominated the match and deserved taken the lead courtesy of Jonas Wind shortly after half-time, but seconds from the final whistle, West Ham teenager Callum Marshall found to have secured a point for the visitors.
However, after reviewing the situation for around five minutes, VAR Tomasz Kwiatkowski signalled to Daniel Stefanski that Jonny Evans had come from an offside position when Jordan Thompson lifted the ball into the box before he helped it on to Marshall and the goal was disallowed.
As a result of their narrow victory, Denmark climb to the top of Euro 2024 Qualifying Group H, level on points with Finland, Kazakhstan and Slovenia, while Northern Ireland stay fifth on three points. Finland had a match with slovenia on the Euro 2024 qualifier round on yesterday meetings.
Denmark’s last qualifier match in March, they took a lead 2-0 against Kazakhstan they conceded three goals in the last 17 minutes to fall to a shock 3-2 defeat.
Owing to injuries, Michael O’Neill named teenagers Conor Bradley, Shea Charles and Isaac Price in his side – the first time the Green and White Army had done so in over 12 years – with only four of the 11 in the starting lineup having earned over 30 caps. scotland had victory over spain in euro 2024 qualifiers with 2-0.
Regular jeers and whistles punctuated the first half, particularly when the hosts were not seen to be showing sufficient attacking intent or when the visitors attempted to slow the tempo. For the most part, Denmark did take the game to their opponents, but the openings they created were well dealt with.
But it was in the second minute of the second half where they finally made their dominance count. The ball from the left was half-cleared by Ciaron Brown, but only as far as Wind, who chested the ball down and guided it in at the near post.
Michael O’Neil on post-match interview
Michael O’Neil said, “VAR is not there to disallow goals like that, it’s there to disallow clear and obvious things that the referee may miss. The referee didn’t see that. So we go back and look at when the kick was taken and it’s not clear in any of the footage that I’ve seen that Jonny is offside. Clearly when the ball arrives at him, he’s not offside, so why you would go and look for that is a mystery to me.
“We had six U21 players on the pitch tonight playing against a very strong team and, at times, you saw that in the physicality and duels in the game. We lost a poor goal, but what we did do brilliantly was we allowed Denmark very few opportunities in the first half.
“Having lost the poor goal, I thought we were brilliant because we stayed in the game. We saw the best of Evans, Saville, McNair and the younger boys, who stayed in the game and didn’t allow themselves to go further behind. We knew that if we could get to that point in the game, the last 15-20 minutes, then we would possibly be able to create an opportunity and we did that.
“It’s very harsh, I think, that we’ve been deprived of a point because of a decision like that. We were deprived of a point against Finland after a very borderline decision, so you’d say we feel a little bit hard done by at the minute.
“This is a young team. We’re not thinking about qualification or anything at this minute in time. We’ve really been unfortunate during this trip with injuries, but what we’ve got is a great spirit in the group of players, brilliant performances from our more senior players, but the young boys were terrific as well. We’ll go and try to win the game on Monday night.”