It will go down as an own goal by Daniel Agger, but it was left back Simon Poulson’s header into his teammates’ back that led to Netherlands’ first goal. Less than one minute into the second half, the Dutch are up 1-0 on the tournament’s first own goal.
The chance was created by Robin van Persie, who put a dangerous call in from the left side. Poulsen tried to flick the ball clear but ended up putting it into his teammate’s back. The deflected ball beat goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen to open scoring.
Before the own goal, the Dutch had shown life that was not apparent in the first half, the resulting pressure creating the match’s first goal.