England vs Denmark LIVE REACTION: Reece James sent off AFTER final whistle adding to Harry Maguire red – The Sun

IT was a dismal night for England as Denmark sealed a 1-0 win at Wembley in the Nations League.

Harry Maguire saw red inside the first 30 minutes after picking up his second yellow card, before Christian Eriksen scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot five minutes later.

Follow ALL of the latest reaction below…

  • Joshua Mbu


    It was a very disappointing end to the international break for England….. they couldn't make it three wins from three on a night when they really needed to make it count.

    England find themselves third in the group with a mountain to climb in Brussels on November 15th, before the final Nations League group stage match against Iceland at Wembley on November 18th.

    No need to worry, don't let the England loss ruin your week! Club football is back this weekend and as always, we will be covering a range of games stretching from the Premier League to Getafe vs Barcelona in La Liga.


  • Joshua Mbu


    Harry Kane speaks after tonight's loss and was quick to defend team-mate Harry Maguire after his rash first half red card.

    Kane said: “A tough game. I'm proud of the boys, they gave it everything out there.

    “After the red card and the penalty, we dug deep, they didn't create too many chances, we defended well, we had a few chances ourselves that on another day, would've went in. “Overall, disappointed we lost but couldn't be prouder of the boys. 

    “In international games, mistakes cost you and that's what has happened today. But we're a good unit, it was a learning curve and it's good preparation going into the Euros next summer because these are the sorts of things that can happen but I'm delighted with how we responded as a team. 

    “I don't think tempers frayed. There were some decisions that didn't quite go our way today but that's football and we can't control it.

    “From our point of view, this is all about preparing.

    “It's been a great week, it would've been nice to finish it off with a win here but it just wasn't out night.

    “There were a few challenges today he probably would like to have back and not make but it's all part of the learning curve and the experience at international level.

    “He'll be disappointed and devastated for the boys but he'll bounce back.

    “I don't think we've got discipline issues. It was a night where we put everything on the line and the one at the end (Reece James' red card) that when you're a footballer, you lay your heart out on the pitch and you don't get things to go your way, that's what happens. I can't fault the boys in that aspect.”

  • Joshua Mbu


    Sky Sports' Jamie Redknapp has suggested playing West Ham's Declan Rice in the back three in the future.

    Redknapp said: “Before the game, you ask me how many of those players are maybe going to be starting going forward, I think there's a lot more questions than answers.

    “If you want to carry on playing that system, and I'm trying to think of a back three that's going to really work, I would even look at getting Declan Rice into a back three if we want to play out from the back.

    “In a midfield position, he does well but in a back three, he would be well suited at international football.

    “We'd have a bit more time on the ball, his size and presence, I think he can play in a back three for us, no problem. 

    “But you can't get too carried away. When you play for a long time and they have an extra man, it makes it so difficult with the way it changed the game.”

  • Joshua Mbu


    Sky Sports Pundit Alex Scott has suggested that Jack Grealish will leave the England camp 'frustrated' after not playing a single minute in the previous two fixtures.

    Scott said: “He'll be going away from the England camp frustrated, thinking that when he was sitting there, he could've come on to try and be that player to create something.

    “The debate will continue with him, we've all seen what he can do, we've all seen the start to the season that he's had, so when he is going to get the chance to do that?

    “You take Mount off and you can bring Grealish on to open things up, he can link the play, give it to Harry Kane – he would want a player like that playing behind him and creating something.”

  • Joshua Mbu


    England fans are not pleased with tonight's performance, some have suggested sacking Gareth Southgate….. and one has put a certain Arsene Wenger forward as an option.

  • Joshua Mbu


    Declan Rice spoke to Sky after England's disappointing loss: “It’s very tough to take, it’s not the direction we wanted to head in, if you look at our second-half performance, the lads dug in, showing strength, resilience and character.

    “We created some chances, even though it’s a defeat, we can be proud of what we done in the second half, in any game a red card changes something.

    “Some of the decisions on the pitch were tough for us to take, the red card, the penalty.

    “Some of the tackles our lads were putting in were perfect tackles but they were getting the foul for it, the limelight is always on you when playing for England.

    “I know we’re a great bunch of lads and we’re focused for sure,Maguire has always been amazing with me, anyone can get a red card and he’s been a fantastic servant and long may that continue.”

  • Joshua Mbu


    Gareth Southgate's England have seen three red cards in the past 39 days.

    We've seen Kieran Trippier's FA betting hearing, Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell all break covid rules….and now two red cards this evening.

    Southgate may have a discipline issue which needs stamping out and fast.

  • Joshua Mbu


    After England's excellent 2-1 win against Belgium on Sunday, England fail to back it up against Denmark.

    As a consequence, England drop to third in the table behind Belgium who won 2-1 away to Iceland thanks to a Romelu Lukaku brace, and tonight's opponents Denmark.

  • Joshua Mbu


    In case you missed it, here's the moment Reece James was sent off.

  • Joshua Mbu


    After the final whistle, Reece James was sent off on his full England debut!

    We all saw some sort of card brandished after the whistle when emotions were high, but England have now confirmed that James was sent off.

    That's two red cards tonight, does Southgate have a discipline issue with the current group of players?

  • Joshua Mbu


    Denmark favoured England's left side of defence, Maguire's red card forced a change with Maitland-Niles being replaced by Tyrone Mings…..

  • Joshua Mbu


    Denmark were under no real pressure from England after the red card, they dominated England at Wembley!

  • Joshua Mbu


    England's joy on Sunday evaporates just three days later, Harry Maguire's moment of madness undoubtedly cost England tonight.

    Christian Eriksen returned to Wembley to help his side grab a vital three points as well as getting amongst the goals.

    England had no response to the red card or the goal, they looked completely out of ideas and the fight you'd expect from England simply was not there.

    You have to wonder what Southgate said to his team at half time.

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  • Joshua Mbu


    90+2. Shocking free-kick from Pickford, just when you need a moment of quality he cannot deliver…..

  • Joshua Mbu


    90+1. Two of the three additional minutes left to be played, England have a free-kick just inside the opposition half and Pickford is coming up to take it.

    Every England player is on the edge of the penalty area.

  • Joshua Mbu



    90. Kane floats the ball to the back post, Coady meets it and heads it goal-bound but his effort is cleared off the line by Kjaer!

    Schmeichel was beaten!

  • Joshua Mbu


    88. In to the final two minutes of play, will we see someone like Jack Grealish come on for the final few minutes?

    Probably no point.

  • Joshua Mbu


    87. Brentford's Jensen is coming on for Hojbjberg.

  • Joshua Mbu


    85. Poulsen deserves some kind of award for that play acting….. Phillips goes to collect the ball for an England free-kick, his foot brushes the Dane and he hits the deck rolling around!

    Phillips is booked for it.

  • Joshua Mbu


    84. Henderson goes into the book for giving the referee some back chat, England's Nations League hopes hang in the balance.

    They're sitting third in their group as it stands with Belgium top and Denmark second.

  • Joshua Mbu


    England have seven minutes to salvage at least a point from this game.

  • Joshua Mbu


    80. Phillips is nutmegged on the edge of the England area by Maehle, the ball then falls to Poulsen who fires his shot straight at Pickford.

    Time running out for England, a second for Denmark kills this game off.

  • Joshua Mbu


    78. The corner is delivered to the back post, Coady goes down under pressure but no penalty is given.

    Kane shouts the loudest, he feels his side should have had a penalty, but it would have been soft under second glance.

  • Joshua Mbu


    77. James is the one to take the free-kick, hi effort had plenty of power but it was straight at Schmeichel who tipped it over the crossbar.

    England corner.

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