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Soccer-Eriksen penalty earns Denmark win over England

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Christian Eriksen’s penalty on his 100th appearance for Denmark earned his side a 1-0 win over England in their Nations League clash at Wembley on Wednesday as the hosts played more than half the game with 10 men.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen powered his spot kick past Jordan Pickford in the 35th minute, a couple of minutes after England centre back Harry Maguire had received a red card for a second booking.

The closest an unfamiliar-looking England side came to an equaliser after the break was when Mason Mount’s close-range header was superbly clawed away Kasper Schmeichel.

Harry Kane also had a late chance as the hosts pressed for an equaliser but defeat for Gareth Southgate’s England, who beat top-ranked Belgium at Wembley on Sunday, ended a nine-match streak of home wins spanning two years.

England slipped to third place in Group A2 which is now headed by Belgium with Denmark above England on goal difference.

Reporting by Martyn Herman Editing by Toby Davis