Mads stepped up his return from injury to get more minutes under his belt as he played the full 90 in the win, whilst Brentford B defender Mads Roerslev was an unused substitute on the night, with 19-year-old Japhet Sery Larsen not involved for this match.

It was Albert Capellas Herms’ side who went ahead first when Andreas Poulson found the net on the half hour mark as he popped up to latch onto Jacob Bruun Larsen’s corner. A number of Danish attacks weren’t capitalised on and the away side managed to draw level when Jake Dunwoody received the ball outside the box before firing an attempt past Oliver Christensen in the Denmark goal.

With the game seemingly heading for a draw, it was the Danes who nudged themselves ahead just four minutes from time when Jens Odgaard controlled well from a Denmark free kick before pulling off an overhead kick to outwit Conor Hazard in the Northern Ireland goal. As they confirmed a 2-1 win, the Danes put themselves second in group 8 as they look to confirm a spot at the Under-21 European Championships.

Brentford B midfielder Jaakko Oksanen was also in international action as the 18-year-old came on as a 70th minute substitute as he helped Finland Under-21s to a 4-0 win over Malta Under-21s.

The Fins took the lead on 24 minutes through Jasin Assehnoun and never looked back as they went into the break three goals to the good following Benjamin Källman’s goal and an Andreas Vella own goal.

Onni Valakari made it four just after the hour mark before Jaakko then came on to help see out the final 20 minutes and help his side to the top of Group 8.

Both Finland and Denmark will play against each other on Monday 14 October as they battle it out in Group 8.