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Internationals – Eriksen scores brace in Denmark victory

Posted on 12 November 2016  - 08:24

Christian Eriksen scored a marvellous solo goal to add to his earlier penalty as Denmark gave their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign a real boost with a 4-1 home win over Kazakhstan in Copenhagen on Friday night (November 11).

Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring a penalty for Denmark on Friday nightChristian is congratulated by his Denmark team-matesHugo Lloris punches clear for France against SwedenMoussa Sissoko in action for Les Bleus against SwedenEric Dier and Kyle Walker among the England celebrations

The midfielder successfully converted a spot-kick for the home side after 36 minutes, putting them 2-1 in front, but it was his stoppage-time second to complete the scoring that stole the headlines.

Collecting the ball inside the centre-circle, he dribbled his way through the visitors’ territory, produced a neat bit of skill to get between two Kazakhstan defenders and then slotted into the net from the left angle.

The result leaves Denmark third in the Group E table on six points, four behind leaders Poland and one behind second-placed Montenegro.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko both played 90 minutes for France as they came back from a goal down to beat Sweden 2-1 in Paris. The result means Les Bleus are three points clear of Sweden at the top of Group A.

As previously reported , Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Eric Dier all completed the full game for England in their 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley. Kyle and Danny provided the assists for the Three Lions’ first two goals while Danny also won the corner which led to England’s third. Harry Kane was an unused substitute.

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Above: Danny Rose holds off Darren Fletcher during England's win over Scotland.

On Thursday evening, young defenders Japhet Tanganga and Jon Dinzeyi played 90 minutes for England Under-18s as they claimed a 2-0 win over Poland at Stevenage. Jaden Brown was an unused substitute for the Young Lions.

Down in Southampton that same night, Harry Winks was on the bench for England Under-21s as they secured a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Italy.