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Early goals decisive as England down Norway

Published: Monday 10 October 2011, 22.15CET
Norway 1-2 England
Norway never recovered from conceding two goals in the first seven minutes as the visitors recorded their third successive win in Group 8.
Early goals decisive as England down Norway
Jordan Henderson scored England's second goal in Drammen ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 October 2011, 22.15CET

Early goals decisive as England down Norway

Norway 1-2 England
Norway never recovered from conceding two goals in the first seven minutes as the visitors recorded their third successive win in Group 8.

Two goals in the opening seven minutes set England on their way to victory against Norway and a three-point lead at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8.

Craig Dawson gave the visitors a third-minute lead when he headed in a corner from Henri Lansbury, with Jordan Henderson swiftly doubling the advantage at the far post following Marvin Sordell's left-wing delivery.

Though Valon Berisha reduced the hosts' arrears midway through the first half from a perfect pass by Markus Henriksen, Norway were unable to force an equaliser.

England − who lost Dawson for eight minutes before half-time while the defender underwent treatment to a head injury − were always dangerous on the break and came closest to a third late on when Lansbury struck the bar from close range.

The victory leaves England three points ahead of Norway and five clear of third-placed Belgium, who face the Nordic nation on 10 November, when Stuart Pearce's host Iceland.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.18CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

England

England

12
JohansenEirik Holmen Johansen (GK)
1
ButlandJack Butland (GK)
2
HedenstadVegar Hedenstad
2
SmithAdam Smith
4
RogneThomas Rogne (C)
4
LoweJason Lowe
5
StrandbergStefan Strandberg
5
BennettRyan Bennett
6
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
6
DawsonCraig Dawson
Goal3
7
SinghHarmeet Singh
Substitution84
7
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
8
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
8
HendersonJordan Henderson (C)
Goal7
9
KastratiFlamur Kastrati
Yellow Card58
Substitution63
9
SordellMarvin Sordell
Substitution81
13
Semb BergeFredrik Semb Berge
10
LansburyHenri Lansbury
16
BerishaValon Berisha
Goal24
Substitution73
11
BarkleyRoss Barkley
Substitution55
17
PedersenMarcus Pedersen
14
BakerNathan Baker
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
KristiansenAnders Kristiansen (GK)
13
AmosBen Amos (GK)
3
HammerJørgen Hammer
21
RuddDeclan Rudd
10
BorvenTorgeir Borven
Substitution84
12
FlanaganJon Flanagan
Substitution72
11
de LanlayYann-Erik de Lanlay
Substitution73
15
MattockJoseph Mattock
15
KonradssenAnders Konradssen
Substitution63
16
McEachranJosh McEachran
18
JohansenRemi Johansen
17
GardnerGary Gardner
Substitution55
19
LinnesMartin Linnes
18
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
Substitution81

Coach

Per Joar Hansen (NOR) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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