Denmark v England, 15 June 2002

Score3-0 to England
RefereeMarkus Merk
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
VenueBig Swan Stadium, Niigata
Attendance40,582
Kick-Off: 20:30 Local (12:30 BST) Assistant referees: Heiner Müller (Germany) Evzen Amler (Czech Republic) Fourth official: Mourad Daami (Tunisia) Man of the Match: Rio Ferdinand (England) After five minutes, David Beckham launched a corner towards Rio Ferdinand, whose header was fumbled by Thomas Sørensen into the net. Michael Owen doubled England's advantage after Trevor Sinclair's pass was flicked to him by Nicky Butt. England made it 3-0 one minute before half-time when a throw-in by Danny Mills was missed by Niclas Jensen, with Beckham passing to Emile Heskey who swept the ball home. In the second half, England appeared to take their foot off the pedal, possibly with a view to conserving energy for the next round: but were easily able to snuff out any rare Danish attacks, neither side coming particularly close to scoring again.

0  Denmark

Manager: Morten Olsen

3  England

Manager: Sven-Göran Eriksson

Goals:

Goals:

Thomas Sorensen own goal 5 OG
Michael Owen 22 G
Emile Heskey 44 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen
Defender/Centre back Rene Henriksen (captain)
Defender/Centre back Martin Laursen
Defender/Midfielder Thomas Helveg
Defender/Midfielder Niclas Jensen
Midfielder Thomas Gravesen
Midfielder Stig Tofting
Midfielder/Forward Jesper Gronkjaer
Forward Ebbe Sand

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Seaman
Defender Danny Mills
Defender/Centre back Sol Campbell
Defender/Centre back Rio Ferdinand
Defender/Left back Ashley Cole
Midfielder David Beckham (captain)
Midfielder Nicky Butt
Midfielder Paul Scholes
Midfielder Trevor Sinclair
Forward Emile Heskey
Forward Michael Owen

Substitutions:

Kasper Bogelund for Thomas Helveg 7
Claus Jensen for Stig Tofting 58

Substitutions:

Robbie Fowler for Michael Owen 46
Kieron Dyer for Paul Scholes 49
Teddy Sheringham for Emile Heskey 69

Cards:

Stig Tofting 24 Y

Cards:

Danny Mills 50 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen
Goalkeeper Peter Kjaer
Defender Jan Heintze
Defender Steven Lustu
Midfielder Claus Jensen
Midfielder Martin Jorgensen
Midfielder Jan Michaelsen
Midfielder Brian Steen Nielsen
Midfielder Christian Poulsen
Forward Kasper Bogelund
Forward Peter Madsen

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David James
Goalkeeper Nigel Martyn
Defender Wes Brown
Defender/Centre back Martin Keown
Defender/Centre back Gareth Southgate
Defender/Midfielder Owen Hargreaves
Defender/Left back Wayne Bridge
Midfielder Joe Cole
Midfielder Kieron Dyer
Forward Robbie Fowler
Forward Darius Vassell