KENYA BROWN - Monday, September 14, 2020
Haji Wright scored the go-ahead goal for SonderjyskE as they overpowered the defending Danish Superliga champions Midtjylland in the season opener.
SonderjyskE 2-0 Midtjylland
SonderjyskE found the goals in the second half to help to a big win over Midtjylland to get their league campaign off on the right foot.
Haji Wright came off the bench to play the final 27 minutes for SonderjyskE and it proved to be vital for the team in the end. Swedish-American midfielder Jens Cajuste started and went the distance for Midtjylland in the loss.
There was not much to report in the first half as it ended scoreless. However, things would pick in the second as both teams pushed for goals.
Midtjylland came very close to breaking the deadlock in the 50th minute when Anders Dreyer fired a fierce volley on goal only for it to come crashing off the post.
The host would comeback with their own chance seven minutes later and eventually opened the scoring when Alexander Bah pounced on the loose ball in the area to send a thumping shot home to delight of their fans in attendance.
SonderjyskE had the lead, but they were quite aware that they were facing the reigning league champions as Midtjylland continued to attack their end in hopes of finding the equalizer. However, their efforts would end in disappointment on the night as SonderjyskE found the insurance goal they needed late in the game.
Victor Ekani would send a long pass to Wright and the American would out-muscle his marker to get his shot past goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to ensure his team got the three points. The goal should give the forward a boost of confidence after some struggles the past few seasons.
Wright had a good chance to add a second goal for himself in stoppage time, but Hansen was on the spot to make the save.
A good win for SonderjyskE as they hope to be competitive in the league this season.
Elsewhere in the Danish Superliga, Emmanuel Sabbi played 64 minutes as Odense squeaked past FC Copenhagen for a 3-2 win.
Michael Lansing watched from the bench as Horsens were beaten by Randers in a 3-0 defeat.
Down in the first division, Jacob Samnik was on the bench for Hobro as they shared the points with Viborg following a 1-1 tie.