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Solskjær shines in Norway triumph

Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 23.12CET
Hungary 1-4 Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær struck twice as Norway broke Hungary hearts with an outstanding away performance in Budapest.

Match statistics

HungaryNorway

Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target4
 
9
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners7
 
6
Fouls committed15
 
26
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 23.12CET

Solskjær shines in Norway triumph

Hungary 1-4 Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær struck twice as Norway broke Hungary hearts with an outstanding away performance in Budapest.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær struck twice as Norway broke Hungary hearts with an outstanding away display in Budapest.

Fit again
The 33-year-old Manchester United FC forward, fully over the knee troubles that have plagued him for the past two seasons, started and finished the scoring either side of goals from Fredrik Strømstad and Morten Gamst Pedersen. Hungary were given a consolation in the dying seconds when Zoltán Gera converted from the spot, but it is the visitors who have joined Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece in recording wins in their first Group C encounters.

Defensive error
Norway dominated the opening stages and took the lead in the 15th minute as Solskjær capitalised on a defensive error from László Éger to fire in from the edge of the area. Hungary pressed for an equaliser as Csaba Fehér's drilled effort and Zsolt Löw's long-range left-foot volley were well saved by Thomas Myhre, while Martin Andresen also drove wide for Norway.

Carew denied
The visitors doubled their advantage after 32 minutes when Strømstad beat Gábor Király from inside the box. Király was called into action four minutes later as Solskjær threatened but the custodian stopped his strike from distance before denying John Carew. Pedersen finally put the game beyond the hosts four minutes before the break with a volley from 15 metres.

Job done
Hungary tried to reduce the deficit in the second half but Roland Juhász headed over after being picked out by Szabolcs Huszti's free-kick, while Király did well to keep out Carew's close-range attempt. Solskjær slotted his second of the match, and his side's fourth, nine minutes after the restart with a well-taken volley from just outside the box. Gera finally gave the home team something to cheer in the last minute, netting a penalty after Erik Hagen had fouled substitute Sándor Torghelle.

Last updated: 03/09/06 1.13CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Norway

Norway

1
KirályGábor Király (GK)
1
MyhreThomas Myhre (GK)
2
FehérCsaba Fehér
3
HagenErik Hagen
3
LöwZsolt Löw
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
4
JuhászRoland Juhász
Substitution65
7
StrømstadFredrik Strømstad
Goal31
Substitution62
5
ÉgerLászló Éger
Yellow Card61
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
6
SowunmiThomas Sowunmi
Substitution80
10
CarewJohn Carew
Substitution76
7
MolnárBalazs Molnár
11
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
Goal41
8
DárdaiPál Dárdai (C)
15
M. JohnsonMarius Johnson
Yellow Card84
9
András HorváthAndrás Horváth
Substitution61
17
RambekkAnders Rambekk
10
GeraZoltán Gera
Goal89
20
SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
Goal15
Goal54
11
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
22
HæstadKristofer Hæstad
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
FülöpMárton Fülöp (GK)
23
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
14
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
Substitution80
Yellow Card81
2
Svindal LarsenTommy Svindal Larsen
Substitution85
15
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
Substitution65
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Substitution76
18
KissZoltán Kiss
Substitution61
26
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Substitution62
13
KabátPéter Kabát
13
KippeFrode Kippe
16
TóthBalázs Tóth
24
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen
17
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
28
SolliJan Gunnar Solli

Coach

Péter Bozsik (HUN) Åge Hareide (NOR)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Arend Brink (NED), Patrick Gerritsen (NED)

Fourth official

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

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