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England fans not happy after seeing what Declan Rice did in the second half against Denmark

England fans not happy after seeing what Declan Rice did in the second half against Denmark

England drew 1-1 with Denmark in Frankfurt.

England fans were not happy after seeing a moment involving Declan Rice during the second half of their 1-1 draw against Denmark.

Gareth Southgate's side failed to make it back-to-back victories at Euro 2024 after winning 1-0 against Serbia.

Harry Kane opened the scoring for the Three Lions in the first half, but they subsequently dropped deeper and absorbed Denmark pressure.

Morten Hjulmand scored a superb 25-yard effort to level the scores before half-time, with no England player sufficiently closing the midfielder down.

And fans were critical of a lack of urgency by the Three Lions late on, particularly when the game reached its final stages.

The game was also typified by a series of individual mistakes, with viewers spotted one moment in particular that they were not impressed with.

The incident occurred during the second half, when Declan Rice attempted a square pass to centre-back Marc Guehi. However, he appeared to overhit the pass, which went beyond Guehi and out of play for a Denmark corner.

Several England players complained about the state of the pitch, with Kyle Walker fortunate not to pick up an injury when his ankle slid on the turf early on.

It was unclear whether Rice's pass may have hit a divot and bobbled up off the turf before he brought it down, but he immediately pointed towards the pitch and shook his head after the ball went out for the corner.

But fans were not happy with his reaction - while others thought the entire incident could be blamed on Rice being told to play too deep.

One said: "He had a million years to take it on the half turn then had the nerve to look down at the pitch."

Another added: "He should be taking this on the half turn and starting an attack."

A third echoed that view: "Acres of space to turn into and pick progressive options."

A fourth asked: "Why didn't he turn?"

Others, though, defended the Arsenal star: "Pitch was awful."

And another questioned why Rice was playing so deep in the first place: "The difference it makes when Rice feels able to get up the pitch and press like a box to box. It's criminal that we effectively play him - and another - as extra centre-backs."

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Topics: England, Declan Rice, Football, Euro 2024, Fan Reactions, Gareth Southgate

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