Ashley Young scored his first England goal as Fabio Capello's side came from behind to win 2-1 against Denmark in Copenhagen.
It was their first win in Scandinavia for 19 years and at the ninth attempt.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger gave Denmark an early lead, heading home a cross from teenage Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen on seven minutes.
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent hit back quickly, tapping home a perfect centre from Theo Walcott just three minutes later to level the scores for England.
Chances were at a premium for the remainder of the first period, although Jack Wilshere impressed on debut in his opening 45 minutes for the Three Lions.
The Arsenal youngster would be one of four changes at half-time, and with captain Frank Lampard also leaving the pitch a new partnership was created in the centre of the park with Gareth Barry and Scott Parker.
Hammers star Parker continued his fine form as England dominated the second period, but it was fellow substitute Young who grabbed the winner mid-way through the half.
Glen Johnson stole the ball and drove into the final third before sliding the ball to Young, who took one touch to set himself and another to slide the ball home past Thomas Sorensen.
It was no more than England deserved, and Fabio Capello's men comfortable held out to secure victory in their opening fixture in 2011.
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