Denmark scored two late goals to break England's hearts in their Group A Euro 2005 clash at Ewood Park.
Fara Williams put England ahead from the penalty spot after Rachel Yankey was brought down by Mariann Knudsen.
And England skipper Faye White almost increased the lead but flicked over from close range after a Yankey cross.
However, Merete Pedersen bent in a free-kick with 11 minutes left and Cathrine Paaske Sorensen scored with a free header two minutes from the end.
Goalflashes and major incidents:
94 mins: The full-time whistle goes and English hearts are broken.
88 mins: GOAL. Sorensen scores with a free header after a deep cross from Rasmussen.
79 mins: GOAL. Merete Pedersen bends a free-kick into the top right-hand corner to equalise for Denmark.
78 mins: Fara Williams gets a booking for leaving her studs up on Merete Pedersen on the edge of the England box.
77 mins: Katie Chapman receives a yellow card.
76 mins: Merete Pedersen curls a free-kick onto the top of the England goal.
70 mins: Rachel Yankey crosses for Faye White but the England skipper can only flick the ball over the bar from close range.
67 mins: Eniloa Aluko goes on a mazy run, lays the ball off to Karen Carney, but does not receive a return ball.
64 mins: Eniola Aluko, who did her A-level history exam this afternoon, replaces Amanda Barr up front for England.
58 mins: Vicky Exley drives a shot just over the bar.
54 mins: Fara Williams' shot from range is parried by Cederkvist.
52 mins: GOAL. Fara Williams slots her ninth goal for her country right in teh corner, leaving Cederkvist with no chance.
51 mins: Rachel Yankey is brought down by Knudsen and England are awarded a penalty.
46 mins: Vicky Exley replaces Kelly Smith at half-time.
Half-time: England have created most of the chances and should be ahead at half-time. Rachel Yankey and Karen Carney have been particularly impressive.
44 mins: Rachel Yankey shoots across the face of Denmark's goal after some neat footwork from Karen Carney.
34 mins: Rachel Yankey finds space on the left flank and sends in a fine cross but Amanda Barr glances her header across goal.
22 mins: Kelly Smith is brought down again, and this time Hansen receives a yellow card for her efforts.
21 mins: Rasmussen crosses for Merete Pedersen who directs her header straight at Jo Fletcher.
14 mins: Fara Williams releases Karen Carney in acres of space but the young striker trips over the ball.
7 mins: Kelly Smith takes down a throw-in, swivels and unleashes a left-foot shot just past the Danish post.
5 mins: Kelly Smith returns to the fray after treatment on the sidelines.
2 mins: Fara Williams takes the free-kick, which is deflected, and Katie Chapman flashes a shot wide.
1 min: Kelly Smith is brought down on the edge of the Denmark area and has to be led from the field.
1600BST: England kick-off against Denmark at Ewood Park.
England: Fletcher, Scott, Unitt, Chapman, White, Phillip, Williams, Barr, Yankey, Smith, Carney.
Subs: Handley, Westwood, Brown, Stoney, Exley, Asante, Aluko, Johnson, Hall.
Denmark: Cederkvist, Falk, Katerine Pedersen, Andersen, Knudsen, Hansen, Sorensen, Nielson, Merete Pedersen, Rasmussen, Johansen.
Subs: Stine Jensen, Lene Jensen, Dorte Jensen, Cecilie Pedersen, Christensen, Bjerg, Olsen, Nielsen, Petersen.