Internationals – Hojbjerg haunts Harry at Wembley
Wed 14 October 2020, 22:23|Tottenham Hotspur
It was a night of mixed fortunes for our players in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday, as the last of this month’s international fixtures were played out across Europe.
It was Harry Kane against Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at Wembley as England took on Denmark, with the Danes emerging with a 1-0 win to leave the Three Lions third in their group with two games remaining.
Ex-Spur Christian Eriksen did the damage from the penalty spot in the first half, shortly after the dismissal of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire. Chelsea defender Reece James was shown a red card after the final whistle for his protestations to the match officials.
Skipper Harry completed the full match for Gareth Southgate’s side, while Pierre played the majority of the game before being replaced in the 88th minute for the visitors.
There were 2-1 wins on the road for both Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld, meanwhile. Hugo captained France to success in Croatia, while Toby was ever-present for Belgium as they triumphed in Iceland.
Ben Davies completed 90 minutes for Wales as they won 1-0 in Bulgaria to keep the upper hand in Group B4, but Matt Doherty – although also putting in a full shift – had no such luck in the same group, as his Republic of Ireland side lost by the same scoreline in Finland. A crowd of 8,000 people were allowed in to watch the game at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, defender Davinson Sanchez completed all 90 minutes of Colombia’s 2-2 draw away to Chile in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The players will now report back to Hotspur Way as attentions fully turn towards our Premier League clash with West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 4.30pm).