Denmark 1 England 2: ex-Sunderland man Darren Bent back in the goals

England's Ashley Young celebrates scoring their second goal with fellow scorer Darren Bent
England's Ashley Young celebrates scoring their second goal with fellow scorer Darren Bent
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DARREN Bent and Ashley Young combined to ensure England enjoyed a winning night in Copenhagen.

Ex-Sunderland hitman Bent levelled Daniel Agger's opener and before Young's first international goal midway through the second half sealed victory in this friendly.

As this was a warm-up for next month's Euro 2012 qualifier with Wales, Capello could not have been happy with the ease Denmark opened the scoring.

But England did well to get themselves back on terms so quickly.

Wayne Rooney's excellent pass offered Theo Walcott the room to run, crossing low to the far post for Bent to tap home his second international goal.

Bent had a second disallowed for offside shortly before the interval, although that would have been tough luck on the Danes given England's only other chance of note was a Rooney effort that Mathias Jorgensen booted off the line when the game was still goalless.

Capello made half of his six changes at the break, including the departures of both Jack Wilshere and Frank Lampard - whose departure led to Ashley Cole taking the captain's armband as he won his 87th cap, a record for a full-backWales do not offer the same threat but the same result in Cardiff on March 26 will do nicely when the challenge to reach Euro 2012 begins again.