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Classy Carew crowns Norway victory

Published: Thursday 7 June 2007, 0.38CET
Norway 4-0 Hungary John Carew struck twice as the hosts scored four goals for the second time in five days to maintain their Group C challenge.
Classy Carew crowns Norway victory
Norway's John Carew scored against Hungary ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayHungary

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners11
 
4
Fouls committed20
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Thursday 7 June 2007, 0.38CET

Classy Carew crowns Norway victory

Norway 4-0 Hungary John Carew struck twice as the hosts scored four goals for the second time in five days to maintain their Group C challenge.

Norway recorded a second 4-0 home win in five days as two goals from John Carew helped defeat Hungary and keep Åge Hareide's side in touch with the leaders in UEFA EURO 2008™ Group C.

Confidence high
Norway ended a three-game winless run with victory against Malta on Saturday and, with confidence high, they produced another fine display at the Ullevål Stadium in Oslo. Steffen Iversen opened the scoring midway through the first half, substitute Daniel Braaten added a second early in the second period and Carew made the points safe in the last half-hour, registering twice to complete an emphatic success.

Iversen opportunism
Norway scored three times in the final 18 minutes against Malta and they picked up where they had left off, Erik Hagen threatening with a seventh-minute header. Zoltán Gera threatened for the visitors by forcing Norway's Håkon Opdal to parry his drive from just inside the penalty area but the breakthrough arrived at the other end in the 22nd minute. Iversen was the scorer, nodding in from close range after Hungary had failed to clear a Martin Andresen corner.

Clinching strike
Hareide made two changes at half-time, replacing Iversen with Braaten, but Hungary were quicker out of the blocks, Dániel Tőzsér flashing a shot wide before Opdal turned away a fierce Tamás Hajnal drive. Norway's response was ruthless, however, as 1-0 became 3-0 within four minutes. Braaten drilled in the second on 57 minutes after goalkeeper Zoltán Vegh had committed himself to fending off Carew, before the Aston Villa FC totem got on the scoresheet himself on the hour, latching on to Andresen's precise pass to slot in.

September fixtures
Carew rounded off a fine night for the hosts with the fourth and concluding goal 12 minutes from time, picking up possession from John Arne Riise and sweeping the ball past Vegh from five metres for his third goal of the qualifying campaign. Norway are next in action on 8 September when they visit Moldova, while Hungary, who have six points from seven outings, welcome Bosnia-Herzegovina on the same night.

Last updated: 07/06/07 0.45CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Hungary

Hungary

23
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
1
VeghZoltán Vegh (GK) (C)
34
StorbækJarl André Storbæk
2
SzelesiZoltán Szélesi
3
HagenErik Hagen
Yellow Card29
4
JuhászRoland Juhász
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
5
BaloghBéla Balogh
6
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
3
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
21
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
7
BuzsákyÁkos Buzsáky
Substitution83
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
6
TóthBalázs Tóth
19
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Substitution46
8
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Goal22
Substitution46
11
GeraZoltán Gera
10
CarewJohn Carew
Goal60
Goal78
9
PriskinTamás Priskin
Substitution71
11
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
Substitution82
10
HajnalTamás Hajnal
Yellow Card29

Substitutes

33
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
12
FülöpMárton Fülöp (GK)
13
KippeFrode Kippe
13
TiszaTibor Tisza
Substitution71
22
HæstadKristofer Hæstad
Substitution46
14
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
26
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Substitution46
Goal57
15
CsizmadiaCsaba Csizmadia
28
SolliJan Gunnar Solli
16
VassAdam Vass
30
BrenneSimen Brenne
17
VadóczKrisztián Vadócz
Substitution83
32
HelstadThorstein Helstad
Substitution82
18
BodorBoldizsár Bodor

Coach

Åge Hareide (NOR) Péter Várhidi (HUN)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Fourth official

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP)

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