Christian Eriksen scores great solo goal for Denmark


A lot of Premier League fans dread the international breaks and for good reason, usually they are desperately dull and void of the sort of quality we usually witness every week.

But enough about England.

World Cup qualifiers are very rarely an exciting event and the vast gaps in quality between the competing nations often mean that the favourites can coast to victory without even getting out of second gear.

However, just occasionally there will be a moment of greatness that wouldn't look out of place in any of Europe's top leagues.

This week, Christian Eriksen provided it with a truly stunning goal for Denmark against Kazakhstan.

The Tottenham star had already found the back of the net with a penalty in the first half but crowned the 4-1 victory with a brilliant solo finish in stoppage time.

Spurs fans will already know what can happen if Eriksen is afforded too much space but a leggy Kazakhstan midfield found out the hard way.

After picking the ball up on the halfway line, the 24-year-old drove forward it was clear that he had no intention of simply allowing the clock tick down to the final whistle.

As he approached the penalty area, the midfielder showed off his quick feet, in a piece of skill Lionel Messi would be proud of, to weave past two defenders.

Then Eriksen was left with just the goalkeeper to beat but the end result was never in doubt almost as soon as he let fly with his left foot.

Remarkably, that wasn't the only cracking goal of the game. Take a look at Kazakhstan defender Gafurzhan Suyumbayev's swerving thunderbolt from distance that brought the away side back on level terms following Andreas Cornelius' opener.

Eriksen's spot kick restored the Danes' lead before Peter Ankersen and the Spurs star's second completed the scoring.

The result leaves Denmark third in Group E, still four points behind leaders Poland and their qualification hopes continue to hang in the balance.

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