CYMRU 1-1 DENMARK – Friendly international - 13 April 2021 – Cardiff City Stadium

Cymru made just one change to the starting line-up for this second international friendly as Josie Green replaced Lily Woodham, but there was also an important tactical change as captain Sophie Ingle was moved out of defence and into her preferred position in midfield.

A positive approach from both teams made for an exciting start, with Cymru's Natasha Harding enjoying a lot more of the ball than she did against Canada as she asked questions for the visiting defence. Meanwhile, the visitors failed to convert three clear chances as all their efforts narrowly missed the target as Denmark tested the new-look Cymru defence with their pace and sharp passing in the final third.

It was Denmark captain Pernille Harder who opened the scoring on 24 minutes as the Chelsea star beat Laura O'Sullivan in the Cymru goal after a period of sustained pressure by the Danes. The creative brilliance of Harder proved difficult for Cymru to contain and being pushed back without the ball became increasingly frustrating for the side.

There was a determination from Cymru following the restart, and the side showed a clear intention to take something from the game as they pushed high up the field in possession. On the hour mark, Jess Fishlock scored the equaliser as she slotted the ball past the goalkeeper from close-range. It was a deserved return from the confident and positive approach from Grainger's side that left the visitors visibly rattled as they struggled to regain their previous momentum.

Cymru XI: O'Sullivan (GK), Evans, Ingle (c), R. Roberts, J. Green, James, K. Green, Fishlock, Harding, Rowe, Holland.

Subs: Clark (GK), Soper (GK), Filbey, Ward, Williams, Hughes, Estcourt, B. Roberts, Woodham, Jones, Walters, Francis-Jones, F. Morgan, E. Morgan, Nolan.

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