Manchester City are well placed to progress in the UEFA Cup despite Martin Vingaard's late equaliser earning Copenhagen a 2-2 draw in Denmark.
The midfielder headed home after stepping off the bench on his debut to drag the hosts level in stoppage time of the round-of-32 first-leg tie at the Parken Stadium.
It was cruel on City who seemed to be heading to a morale-boosting victory.
Nedum Onuoha's weak effort slipped under the body of Copenhagen keeper Jesper Christiansen in the 29th minute before Ailton Almeida pulled the hosts level with a header from a corner.
Stephen Ireland's strike from Shaun Wright-Phillips' cross on 61 minutes looked to have given City a lead to take back to Eastlands until Vingaard's leveller.
However, they will take some consolation in that they have the benefit of two away goals in the return leg next Thursday.