Last Updated: 05/03/14 9:56pm
England 1 Denmark 0. All over and Sturridge's header settles the tie. Welcome win but still plenty to work on for Roy Hodgson's side.
Johnson pulled up for a trip. Free-kick to Denmark 35 yards from goal, just left of centre. Last chance to snatch a leveller. Olsen whips the ball in dangerously. Agger can't get a touch and the ball slips past the post.
Gerrard sees a pass cut out by Agger. England flood shirts back in an effort to preserve their clean sheet. Denmark lacking ideas.
Oxlade-Chamberlain trying to make a nuisance of himself. He almost succeeds, but sees a loose ball bounce of his legs and through to Schmeichel.
Hart able to watch a looping cross from the right clip the roof of the net on its way over. Seconds ticking down now and England in no hurry to get the game going again.
Goal scorer Sturridge is replaced by Milner. Free-kick taken by Kvist for Denmark. He feeds the ball towards the back post, where Agger slides in but can't get a touch.
Sturridge touches on down the middle, but has no support runners. Denmark trying to play their way out. They will be hoping there is still one more chance in the game for them.
Sterling now making his way from the field, with Townsend sent on in his place. Like-for-like change. As play gets back under way, Olsen gathers a loose ball on the edge of the box and fires over the crossbar.
Sterling has done okay tonight and is still working hard to find pockets of space. He loses the ball on this occasion and then concedes a free-kick chasing back.
England have dropped off a bit now. Ideally, you would want to see them pushing for a second. It hasn't been great tonight but a two-goal victory would help to put a bit of gloss on it.
Should be enough for England as Denmark haven't offered much in the last 10 minutes or so. Still a bit of time to see out though.
GOAL ENGLAND - STURRIDGE. Sterling chases a lost cause and forces a corner. Taken short by Lallana, who gets it back from Sterling. He floats the ball into the middle where Sturridge rises highest to nod back across Schmeichel and into the corner of the net.
Welbeck sent sprawling by Kvist. Denmark make another change with Poulsen making way for Olsen. Gerrard over the free-kick for England. He whips the ball towards the ball, but away from those who have made their way forward.
England failing to press high enough up the field and keep Denmark pegged back. Fortunately for them, the visitors have lost their way and are giving the ball away cheaply far too often.
Sterling cuts back to Sturridge on the edge of the box. He connects first time with his trusted left foot, but ends up producing neither a shot nor a cross. England forced back out to halfway.
Gerrard trying to get England going, but has little room in which to work. The hosts go right, but Denmark have plenty of bodies back. No way through for Lallana.
Another set-piece is seen off by Denmark. Kvist then prevents Lallana returning the ball to the box. England send on Oxlade-Chamberlain in place of Henderson.
Corner taken short and worked to Sturridge. England getting closer as a curling drive from the edge of the box forces Schmeichel to tip over the top. Sturridge's corner is poor, but nodded behind again by Juelsgard.
Cahill, like Smalling, happy to get up to halfway, but then runs out of ideas. Not great from England at the moment. They suddenly up the tempo as Lallana darts forward. A low cross from the left is put behind.
All a bit scrappy in midfield until Smalling feeds back to Hart. England seeing plenty of the ball, but not doing an awful lot with it. Smalling carries over halfway, but then panics and slips as he goes back to Cahill.
Johnson looking for a run from Lallana down the right, but puts too much on a slide-rule pass. Denmark take their time with a goal kick. Movement on the England bench again.
Sterling cuts in from the left, but can't thread a pass into Welbeck. Fortune favours England as the ball is worked into Welbeck by Henderson. He is to slide to get a touch before Schmeichel, who again spreads himself well.
Visitors lumping the ball aimlessly forward, allowing England's centre-halves to collect under no pressure. Denmark sitting very deep, inviting pressure.
Shaw putting in the yards getting up and down the left. He is a willing runner, but is let down by Sterling on this occasion. Denmark now unable to get over halfway.
England still struggling to carve Denmark open. Has to be noted again that this is a side that won't be at the World Cup this summer.
Sterling popping up all over the place. From a central start, he tees up Henderson 30 yards out. He decides to try his luck, but is leaning back as he fires into the stands. England come again and Welbeck stings the fingertips of Schmeichel from just inside the box.
Schmeichel fires the ball at Agger, who is relieved not to be under any pressure as he controls. Denmark fail on this occasion to play their way out.
Gerrard thinks he is felled on the edge of the box, but is waved to his feet. England skipper then loses possession on halfway. Lallana tries to get the ball back and ends up tripping Poulsen.
Kusk carries the ball forward and again England switch off. The ball breaks kindly into the path of Rasmussen, who sees Hart close his quickly. Quality keeping as he dives low to smoother a low shot.
Shaw floats a cross over the head of Welbeck. Johnson caught on the ball by Krohn-Dehli, who is then halted by a fine recovery challenge from Gerrard. Rasmussen goes into the book for a late trip.
This many changes rarely does anything positive for the game. Let's see if this game bucks that trend. Sterling feeds over a low cross which is cleared.
Shaw leading another charge. He lays off to Sturridge. He hangs over a cross towards Welbeck, but Schmeichel can come and pluck the ball out of the air. Danish changes on the way. Zimling replaces Sloth, Kjaer makes way for Bjelland and Bendtner surrenders his spot to Rasmussen.
Shaw well forward. His low cross breaks into the path of Lallane. He spins into space inside the box. He sends the ball low along the six-yard line, but Schmeichel can drop onto the delivery.
The ball rebounds to Gerrard, who sees a volley flick behind for a corner. Rooney's last involvement as he makes way for Manchester United colleague Welbeck. Gerrard's corner is cleared at the front post.
Change made before the free-kick. Lallana replaces Wilshere, who is still hobbling slightly. Plenty of willing takers here. Rooney gets the nod again, but fires into the wall.
Sturridge with a flick which makes its way to Rooney. He sets off towards the box and is tripped right on the edge of it by a sliding challenge from Agger. Promising position for England.
Game at walking pace now. Kvist lobs forward, but fires all the way through to Hart. England have more changes ready to enter the fold. On the field, Bendtner slips past Cahill, who loses his footing, and drills low into the arms of Hart from 18 yards out.
Shaw has Sterling on his flank now, and collects a return pass fed down the line. He drills over a low cross which has to be hacked clear from in front of Sturridge.
Kjaer pressured by Rooney, but a hurried clearance has Smalling back-peddling. He does well to smuggle the ball out to Wilshere, who is tripped. No way down the middle for England.
Ankersen pushing on down the right. He has Kusk for company. Smalling across to cover. The ball is fed back to Poulsen, who feeds a low centre behind a run through the box from Krohn-Dehli.
Johnson drills long for Rooney, but gives the frontman no chance. Denmark can run the ball out again. Krohn-Dehli twists and turns down the left, and ends up showing too much of the ball to Henderson.
Shaw stands up well to Ankersen and comes away with the ball. Denmark looking comfortable, and confident. Juelsgard finding plenty of space on their left.
Johnson surging forward again. He pushes and chases past Juelsgard, but pushes too far. Schmeichel able to play the ball out with his feet. Gerrard then fells Sloth in midfield.
Sterling wide on the right. Juelsgard won't let him past. Johnson tries his luck and sees a cross flicked out to Henderson on the edge of the box. He doesn't have enough time in which to take a touch before striking.
Gerrard fires left to Shaw. He cuts back and has Wilshere in support. He has the ball taken off his toe by Poulsen. England quickly win possession back. Sturridge drifting down the middle more and more.
Gerrard rolls a pass down the middle for Sturridge to chase. Too much on it as the ball runs through to Schmeichel. Sturridge is fast, but not that fast. He also wasn't aware that the ball was coming.
Hart comes to meet the corner with a powerful punch. Sturridge thinks he has won a throw, but the decision goes against him. Ankersen now involved on the right having switched sides at the interval.
Shaw gets his first touch immediately. Plays a square pass. He'll be happy with that. England still looking to play their way forward, lure Denmark out. Doesn't work as Juelsgard is free in space down the Danish left and Cahill has to slide the ball behind.
Big moment for Luke Shaw as he makes his senior debut in place of Cole. Denmark also making with Kusk and Juelsgard replacing Jacobsen and Larsen.
Chris Holley says: "England are going to win aren't they.I think the final score will be 2-1 to them."
Dave says: "At this rate Denmark will end up scoring first if the defense don't stay switched on this is poor by England."
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England 0 Denmark 0. All square at the interval. Neither side have impressed. Here's hoping for better after the break.
Great save from Schmeichel. From the corner, Cahill touches down to Sturridge six yards out. Danish keeper leaps out , spreading himself and diverting a low shot behind with his feet. Second corner comes to nothing.
Sterling down the middle and into the path of Wilshere. He can't centre, but Johnson can as the ball breaks his way. A back-peddling Schmeichel can only palm behind for a corner.
Cole unable to keep a floated pass in play. Looking at the Sterling chance again, he is bundled out of the way in the nick of time by Ankersen, who ends up diverting the ball onto the frame of the goal. Any touch from the England man and he had to score.
Gerrard almost sat alongside Cahill and Smalling. He starts a move which ends with Sterling hitting the post. Combination football down the left ends up at the feet of Cole. He drills across the face of goal, where Sterling flicks onto the woodwork from close range.
Larsen on set-piece duty. He drills the ball low to Sloth, who sends it back. Second delivery floated to the back post, where Henderson hacks out for a throw. Anywhere will do from England.
Bendtner collects on halfway. England let Denmark have the ball in midfield. Slowly the visitors are pushed backwards, but remain in possession. Krohn-Dehli drifts to the edge of the box, and Wilshere ends up putting the ball behind for a corner.
England need to keep switched on at the back. Concentration something of an issue, with players not tracking runners. Hosts are attacking again now, but again Rooney drills a poor effort from distance high into the crowd.
Best chance of the evening suddenly falls to Denmark. The visitors counter at pace and again England are carved open. Poulsen bursting into the box, but requires too many touches to get himself set. The ball rolls past Hart, but is hacked to safety before Bendtner can get there.
Sturridge dinks a pass down the middle, but onto the bootlaces of Agger. Sterling tries his luck down the left. He squares for Rooney 25 yards out. He sets his sights, but whips another tame effort high over the top. Not happening for him so far.
Kjaer and Agger get in a tangle on the edge of their own penalty area. They just about sort themselves out in time. Ball back with Schmeichel, who lumps back down field.
One-two between Sturridge and Johnson. The latter can't get a cross over, but the ball breaks loose to Gerrard 25 yards out. He is urged to shoot by the crowd, but has defenders in his face and suffers a heavy touch.
Gerrard looking up but has nothing to aim at. England have to keep possession on halfway. Sturridge darting down the left again, but Ankersen goes with him. No gaps to exploit at the moment.
Sturridge again, collecting on the left wing. He keeps it simple on this occasion. England lose possession. Denmark work their way left. England with 10 men behind the ball.
Wilshere long down the left for Sterling. He works the ball onto his right foot and crosses early. Agger clears. Cole gathers and finds Sturridge at the back post. He stands up Ankersen and darts to the by-line. A cross-shot skids across the face of goal and out for a throw.
One straight ball down the middle almost undid England then. Hodgson won't be too happy about that. Hosts back on the ball now, though, in the middle of the park.
Gerrard whips the ball to the near post. Sturridge tries to get a touch, but Poulsen is there for the visitors to get his body across the flight of the delivery. Kjaer clips long and Bendtner is causing problems down the middle. Cahill has to get a touch and nods up into the air for Hart.
Henderson into Johnson, who cuts in field. He plays a one-two with Wilshere, but sees his route to goal blocked on the edge of the box. England settle for a throw deep in Danish territory. Sterling then takes another tumble, under pressure from Kvist. Free-kick to England wide on their left.
Schmeichel hammers long on to the chest of Bendtner. Cole at his back and forces a throw. Denmark struggling to get anything going at the moment.
Cole wins another free-kick on the left, a lot deeper this time. England play across their midfield. Sterling slips past Kjaer on two occasions, and wins a corner. Taken short by Rooney, who then whips over a poor cross.
Bendtner into Poulsen, who waves a foot at the ball and gives it away. Wilshere, who is moving freely, looking to get England going. His first instinct is always to carry the ball forwards. England need more of that.
Jacobsen down the right for Larsen to chase. Cole there to win a throw for England. Sterling tripped as he tries to escape the attentions of Kvist. Break in play as one of the assistant referees requires a new flag!
Rooney over a corner from the left. Henderson able to get a head to the delivery, but can only loop the ball up for Schmeichel to claim unchallenged. Denmark in no hurry to get the ball forward.
Cole nods a floated cross-field pass back to Hart. England build again from defence. Denmark prepared to press high when the opportunity allows. Jacobsen now chasing back with Cole and seeing the ball played off his heels for a corner.
Rooney unable to find Sturridge as he breaks down the middle. Should have pulled wide into space. Denmark take an opportunity to string a few passes together. Well worked as Ankersen is freed bursting into the box behind Johnson. He pokes the ball beyong Hart, where it is cleared.
Gerrard with an outswinging corner. The ball makes its way through to Cahill. He controls on his chest and then lashes a volley over the crossbar. England asking more questions now.
Sterling outmuscles Sloth in midfield. England looking brighter all of a sudden. Johnson racing down the right again. Great first touch, not a brilliant second one as a cut back is put behind for a corner.
Sterling now on the left and floating the ball in behind for Rooney. He gets there ahead of Schmeichel on the edge of the box, but is forced wide and on to his left foot. He turns the ball back towards the target, but sees a shot flash through the penalty area.
Rooney wins the argument on the edge of the box. He tries to bend the ball up and over the wall, but gets underneath his effort and sends it sailing over the top. Never looked like troubling Schmeichel.
Denmark also prepared to play out from the back. Bad decision as Sloth is caught on the ball by Gerrard. He dives in from behind trying to make amends and trips the England skipper 20 yards out. Yellow card produced. Another great position for the hosts - dead centre this time.
Patient again from England inside their own half. Rooney with a rare touch. Has been very quiet so far. Great flick from Sturridge into Henderson down the right. Sterling then bustled towards the corner flag.
Gerrard's delivery is nodded out by Agger on his own six-yard line. Solid header with a crowd of bodies around him. Denmark look to push out. Larsen has Jacobsen in support. He moves the ball well to Sloth. His cross to the back post is met by an ambitious volley from Korhn-Dehli which sails into the crowd.
Wilshere waved back on. Good news for England and Arsenal. Cole, meanwhile, is bursting down the left flank. He cuts back across Larsen and is sent sprawling. Promising position for England.
Wilshere hobbling slightly as he makes his way to the touchline but looks as though he is going to try and run this off. Maybe just an impact injury. Game back under way.
Hodgson on the touchline looking a little concerned. Wilshere doesn't look too happy. Lallana getting his shin pads on. Looking at the tackle again, we could be talking metatarsals. Wilshere, thankfully, back on his feet.
Wilshere down after being caught by Agger. Danish skipper with a loose touch and was always stretching to get back at the ball. Slid in and caught Wilshere on the top of the foot. Painful one.
Johnson running beyond Sterling. Krohn-Dehli this time doing his defensive duty to slide in and concede a corner. Gerrard over the set-piece. His delivery is met by Bendtner, who leads a counter. Support arrives from Sloth, but pace of the move slows.
Jacobsen well forward again. Sturridge tracks back with him, slips, but blocks an attempted cross behind for a corner. Krohn-Dehli's delivery is woeful, as he scuffs along the floor. Gerrard clears.
Sterling nutmegs Ankersen and then hits the deck. Is waved back to his feet. He did run into the Danish full-back rather than trying to go around him. Poulsen goes wide to Krohn-Dehli, who has to go backwards.
Agger lobs the ball aimlessly forward. Cahill and Smalling there for the hosts. Wilshere looking to break through midfield again and is bundled over by a combination of Larsen and Kvist. Free-kick taken short.
Smalling almost caught on the ball by Bendtner, but gets away with it. Wilshere turns through midfield and has Johnson in space on the right. He has to go back to Gerrard, who finds Sterling. He chips over a cross from the right, but Rooney and Sturridge had gone near post and the ball is floated to the far stick.
Agger slows things down and plays across his back four. Jacobsen floats the ball towards Bendter, but asks a lot of him and again Hart is able to gather comfortably. England playing their way out through Gerrard and Wilshere.
Krohn-Dehli allowed to carry the ball to the edge of the box, before it is then prodded off his toe and through to Hart. England look to counter, but nothing on. Jacobsen leads a Danish charge, but is soon beating a hasty retreat.
Wilshere flicks towards Johnson, but Ankersen can run the ball clear down the Danish left and across halfway. He is soon outnumbered. Wilshere with a stray pass.
Gerrard looking to dictate from the middle of the park. Patient build-up at the moment from England. Prepared to go backwards when required. Denmark doing their best to close from the front.
Gerrard sprays wide, and right, towards Sterling. A nervy first touch slips off the top of his boot and out for a throw. England soon back in possession. Sturridge dropping deep to get involved. Johnson providing width and slips in Sterling. He twists onto his left foot, and then scuffs into the arms of Schmeichel from a tight angle.
Schmeichel drills long down field, on to the head of Smalling. Denmark looking to get in behind England early, but no runners down their right. England's first opportunity to get a foot on the ball.
Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Agger lead the two sides out. Anthems and pre-match formalities to complete and then kick-off. Game faces on!
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Arthur Weaver is another who would have liked to see a different starting XI: "England should bed in the kids, Lamps, A Cole and Gerrard should be dropped. Welbeck is too poor. Let's look to the future."
Jack says: "I think England will win 3-1 with Denmark getting a late goal through Bendtner of course!"
Henry says: "Even as a United fan I have to admit it's great to see so many young talented players succeeding at a club not just foreigners! Liverpool look like the future of England.. Going for a 4 0 win with Wayne Sturridge 2 and Lallana scoring."
Josh Wing says: "Being an Arsenal fan one thing I'll be hoping for is Wilshere staying injury free (international games always cause some concern), as well as an encouraging result for the Lions! Prediction: ENG 2-0 DEN"
Rex Horwood isn't convinced: "Looking at this team it doesn't give you much hope for the World Cup."
Radius Tiling are expecting a narrow success for the hosts: "I can see us winning 2-1 with a late goal from Denmark. We seem to shut off at times."
Luke Jackson sees one-way traffic: "Can't really see Denmark troubling us at the back tonight without Christian Eriksen. England's attacking options on paper look menacing with the speed and creativity going forward. Can see England strolling in this one 3-0 Rooney, Sturridge and Henderson with the goals."
Graham Willoughby was hoping to see an experimental side: "What's the point of friendly games if Roy is going to field his 11 he knows about - give the others a chance to shine ! ! 3-1 England win."
Denmark team: Schmeichel, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Ankersen, Kvist, Sloth, Poulsen, Larsen, Krohn-Dehli, Bendtner. Subs: Kahlenberg, Bjelland, Kusk, Olsen, Andersen, Zimling, Rasmussen, Delaney, Ankersen, Juelsgard, Lossl, Makienok.
Dave Acton sees a home win: "England 3-1 tonight. I think a lapse in defense will let Denmark score."
Five Liverpool plays in Hodgson's starting XI. Johnson earns 50th cap at right-back, while Sterling earns his second. Shaw will be hoping to make his international bow at some stage off the bench.
England team: Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Smalling, Cole, Henderson, Gerrard, Wilshere, Sterling, Rooney, Sturridge. Subs: Shaw, Foster, Baines, Caulker, Carrick, Milner, Lampard, Barkley,Cleverley, Lallana, Ruddy, Forster, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Townsend, Lambert, Defoe, Welbeck, Rodriguez.
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Will England get back to winning ways or can Denmark spring a surprise? Who do you expect to make the most of this international stage and force their way into World Cup contention?
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They have every reason to be targeting a prized scalp, though, and there English-based contingent will want to impress in front of supporters who know them well.
Denmark will not be involved in this summer's showpiece in South America, having finished as runners-up to Italy in their qualifying group and failing to make the play-offs.
The Three Lions have not been in action since November and will be looking to right a few wrongs, with their last two outings seeing them come unstuck against Germany and Chile on home soil.
England have a number of fringe players looking to catch the eye, with Roy Hodgson having named a 30-man squad in an effort to run the rule over as many candidates as possible.
This encounter provides the last opportunity for World Cup hopefuls to book a seat on the plane to Brazil, with there no further friendly dates before final squad announcements.