Don’t miss the complete replay and highlights of the Northern Ireland vs Denmark match. This clash is part of the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualification, Group H – Matchday 10. The action kicks off at 19:45 GMT on Monday, Nov 20, 2023. The match will be officiated by referee Jérôme Brisard from France and will take place at Windsor Park in Belfast. Catch all the excitement on AHighlight.com.
Northern Ireland vs Denmark Full Match Reports
Northern Ireland concluded their European Championship qualifying (ECQ) journey on a triumphant note, securing a 2-0 victory against Euro 2024-bound Denmark at Windsor Park. This marked only their third win in 10 Group H matches, offering a positive conclusion to what had been a disappointing campaign.
Despite having scored a mere seven goals in the qualifying rounds prior to this match, Dion Charles nearly propelled the home side into an early lead. In the eighth minute, he seized upon a weak header from Victor Kristiansen, unleashing a powerful effort that rattled the post.
Under Michael O’Neill’s guidance, Northern Ireland displayed defensive resilience, restricting the group leaders to a few long-range opportunities in the initial 30 minutes. Kasper Dolberg’s failure to redirect the ball towards the goal from six yards marked a missed chance for Denmark after an intricate move down the left flank. The Danes intensified their efforts before halftime, testing Conor Hazard through Joachim Andersen’s header from a corner and a swerving 30-yard strike from Andreas Christensen.
Denmark maintained their dominance at the start of the second half, but the hosts seized the first clear opportunity. Jamal Lewis initiated an attack from the left wing, delivering a cross met by Eoin Toal, whose header narrowly missed the target. In the 60th minute, Northern Ireland deservedly broke the deadlock. Lewis initiated the move from the edge of his area, and a fluid sequence involving George Saville and both Dion and Shea Charles culminated in Isaac Price’s clinical finish, beating Schmeichel at his near post.
Facing an uphill battle, Kasper Hjulmand introduced reinforcements, including Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who squandered the best chance with a wide volley from the edge of the area. In their pursuit of an equalizer, Denmark fell victim to a counterattack with 10 minutes remaining. Saville’s long pass found Conor McMenamin on the left wing, and his delivery across the 18-yard box found the unmarked Dion Charles, who confidently fired into the net for his third goal of the ECQ cycle.
This impressive victory signifies Northern Ireland’s acquisition of points in this campaign against teams other than San Marino. Meanwhile, Denmark’s seven-match unbeaten run concludes, allowing them to shift their focus to the Euro 2024 draw.
Man of the Match: Dion Charles (Northern Ireland).