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Abdellaoue keeps Norway on course

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 22.56CET
Norway 1-0 Iceland
Norway consolidated their share of the lead in qualifying Group H, though they required a late penalty from Mohammed Abdellaoue to do so.
Abdellaoue keeps Norway on course
Mohammed Abdellaoue (right) takes the plaudits after the match, which won by his late penalty ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayIceland

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts15
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
0
Attempts off target10
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners6
 
0
Offsides7
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
15
Fouls suffered14
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 22.56CET

Abdellaoue keeps Norway on course

Norway 1-0 Iceland
Norway consolidated their share of the lead in qualifying Group H, though they required a late penalty from Mohammed Abdellaoue to do so.

A late penalty from Mohammed Abdellaoue kept Norway joint top of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H with two matches remaining.

Substitute John Carew was brought down by goalkeeper Stefán Magnússon, affording Abdellaoue the chance to score the winner against Iceland for the second time this campaign. Norway, level on points with Portugal after their rivals won 4-0 in Cyprus, can take another step towards a top-two finish when they face Denmark on Tuesday.

Jonathan Parr tested Magnússon nine minutes after the restart, but Norway's best chance before the penalty came midway through the second half, Alexander Tettey curling a shot against a post from 16 metres. Moments earlier, Iceland captain Eidur Gudjohnsen failed to connect with a header when well placed.

Last updated: 02/09/11 23.01CET

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