World Cup qualifier: Denmark defeat Armenia thanks to Daniel Agger's penalty
Last Updated: 10/09/13 7:21pm
Daniel Agger in action against Armenia
Daniel Agger kept Denmark's hopes of qualification for the World Cup alive from the penalty spot as his side defeated 10-man Armenia in Tuesday's Group B match in Yerevan.
Agger did not miss from 12 yards after Varazdat Haroyan brought down Viktor Fischer in the 73rd minute, placing the ball into the bottom left corner to beat Armenia goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov.
Haroyan was shown a red card for the challenge on Fischer after it earned him his second booking of the night - his first came in the second minute for a foul on Nicki Bille Nielsen.
The result means Denmark have 12 points while Armenia remain on nine, with Italy leading the group comfortably.
Denmark dominated the game and had two early chances denied by Kasparov, who blocked a Bille Nielsen volley from the left of the area before saving Christian Eriksen's 20-yard effort.
Eriksen was again denied by the Armenia stopper just before the break, with Marcos Pizzelli wasting a rare chance for the home side when he sent a weak shot over the bar from distance just after the hour mark.
Denmark goalkeeper Stephan Andersen had little to do but he easily denied Aras Ozbiliz in the 72nd minute before a rash challenge by Haroyan changed the course of the game.
Andersen then produced a brilliant save in the dying moments to once again deny Ozbiliz from 30 yards, with Denmark claiming a crucial win.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Tue 10th Sep - Group F
Russia3 - 1Israel
Luxembourg3 - 2N Ireland
Tue 10th Sep - Group G
Lithuania2 - 0Liechtenstein
Slovakia1 - 2Bosnia
Greece1 - 0Latvia
Tue 10th Sep - Group B
Armenia0 - 1Denmark
Malta1 - 2Bulgaria
Italy2 - 1Czech Rep
Tue 10th Sep - Group C
Kazakhstan0 - 1Sweden
Austria1 - 0Rep Ireland
Faroe Islands0 - 3Germany
Tue 10th Sep - Group E
Norway0 - 2Switzerland
Cyprus0 - 2Slovenia
Iceland2 - 1Albania
Tue 10th Sep - Group I
Georgia0 - 1Finland
Belarus2 - 4France
Tue 10th Sep - Group D
Romania0 - 2Turkey
Andorra0 - 2Netherlands
Hungary5 - 1Estonia
Tue 10th Sep - Group A
Macedonia1 - 2Scotland
Wales0 - 3Serbia
Tue 10th Sep - Group H
San Marino1 - 5Poland
Ukraine0 - 0England
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I