Nordsjaelland win maiden Danish title

Nordsjaelland were crowned Danish champions for the first time in their history on Wednesday after a 3-0 victory over Horsens on the final day of the season.

Victory saw Nordsjaelland deny FC Copenhagen a fourth successive title as the pre-season favourites finished two points adrift of the champions.

Mikkel Beckmann gave Nordsjaelland the lead on the stroke of half-time, but the result and, given Copenhagen's superior goal difference, the destination of the title remained in question until goals from substitute Andreas Laudrup (81) and Andreas Bjelland (87).

Copenhagen, meanwhile, lost out on the title despite a 2-1 win on home turf tonight. Mostafa Abdellaoue set them on their way with an 18th-minute goal and Dame N'doye's 61st-minute effort ultimately proved decisive as Marvin Pourie pulled one back for Silkeborg.

Midtjylland won 2-0 at Aarhus, Danny Olsen scoring both goals in the first half, to leapfrog Horsens into third place. Both teams will compete in next season's UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds.

Relegation issues were already resolved, but Lyngby signed off in style with a 1-0 win over Brondby thanks to Emil Larsen's first-half goal. Rock-bottom Koge will also drop out of the top flight, but Lasse Kronborg's late equaliser meant they finished with a 1-1 draw at home to Odense, who had taken a first-half lead through Rasmus Falk Jensen.

Nothing was riding on Sonderjyske's clash with AaB, but the home side gave their season a rousing finale with a 5-0 win. Quincy Antipas scored in the second and 30th minutes, sandwiching an effort from Eyjolfur Hedinsson, and goals in the final quarter-hour from substitutes Bjorn Paulsen and Tommy Bechmann rounded off the victory.