Copenhagen stretch lead, Brondby off bottom
Andreas Cornelius scored twice as Copenhagen came from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory at Sonderjyske and extend their lead at the top of the Danish Superliga.
Visiting coach Ariel Jacobs' bid to claim the league title back from Nordsjaelland suffered a brief setback when Eyjolfur Hedinsson put the hosts ahead in the 31st minute.
But Cornelius equalised three minutes after the break before sealing victory in the 78th minute, his late goal sending Copenhagen nine points clear of Nordsjaelland.
Nordsjaelland missed the chance to close the gap on their capital-city rivals as Steffan Ernemann's 50th-minute strike earned Esbjerg a 1-0 victory.
Elsewhere, Brondby moved off the bottom of the table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Horsens.
Goals from Dennis Rommedahl (53) and Simon Christoffersen (68) were enough to lift the 10-time Danish champions into 11th place at the expense of Silkeborg.