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Sunderland loanee Bendtner thrilled with two-goal Denmark haul

Nicklas Bendtner was elated to help Denmark to a vital 2-0 victory in Euro2012 qualifying over Norway last night.

The Sunderland striker, on loan from Arsenal, struck in the 24th and 44th minutes of the Copenhagen clash to help put the Danes second in Group H, equal on points with leaders Portugal and the third-placed Norwegians.

After the match, Bendtner was thrilled with his personal performance as well as that of the teams.

"I was very happy to score the two goals. It's been a long time," Bendtner told uefa.com.

"I was also happy with the way we played the ball forward and got it into feet, with give-and-gos and one-twos. As soon as we got it through the middle, they went compact, and then we went out wide, and that's what created the chances.

"As soon as we scored, we took over. In the end, we knew that they were going to play long balls, and the defenders coped really well with that. I think throughout the game we were in control.

"I don't know if Norway played badly, but we made it very difficult for them to play well, because we had great spirit and all gave 100 per cent."

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