Clinical Norway end Russia run

Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 14.46CET
Norway 3-0 Russia Norway took control of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 6 with a comfortable win against Russia who had not previously dropped a point.
by Eivind Aarre
 
Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 14.46CET

Clinical Norway end Russia run

Norway 3-0 Russia Norway took control of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 6 with a comfortable win against Russia who had not previously dropped a point.

Norway took control of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 6 with a comfortable win against Russia, who had not previously dropped a point.

Kaurin crosses
FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finalists Norway had two victories from as many games prior to today, one less than Russia, and despite the post-World Cup retirements of Ragnhild Gulbrandsen, Lise Klaveness and Camilla Huse, they set about putting that right from the start. On 23 minutes Melissa Wiik turned in Leni Larsen Kaurin's excellent cross from the right and it was Kaurin who created the next goal midway through the second half, her centre headed in by Solveig Gulbrandsen.

Clincher
There were concerns for Norway when Ane Stangeland Horpestad and Ingvild Stensland both went off with injuries, though that did allow 17-year-old Maren Mjelde to come on for her debut. And the substitutions did not stop them keeping up their record of winning all their qualifiers 3-0 as Gulbrandsen returned the favour for the second goal by setting up Kaurin to lob in the third two minutes from time. Fixtures in this group resume in May when Norway welcome Israel and Poland, who are two points adrift of the leading pair having played the same number of games as Russia.

Last updated: 27/10/07 22.18CET

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Lineup

Norway

Norway

Russia

Russia

3Gunhild Følstad2Maria Dyachkova
8Solveig Gulbrandsen
Goal62'
3Anna Kozhnikova
2Ane Stangeland (C)
Substitution78'
10Olesya Kurochkina
Substitution80'
18Marie Knutsen9Elena Morozova
11Leni Larsen Kaurin
Goal88'
15Olga Petrova
1Bente Nordby (GK)8Valentina Savchenkova
Substitution46'
5Siri Nordby16Olga Sergaeva
7Trine Bjerke Rønning5Tatiana Skotnikova (C)
21Lene Storløkken1Elvira Todua (GK)
4Ingvild Stensland
Substitution70'
19Ksenia Tsybutovich
10Melissa Wiik
Goal23'
Substitution89'
14Nadezhda Kharchenko
Substitution46'

Substitutes

15Madeleine Giske
Substitution70'
20Natalia Barbashina
Substitution80'
9Isabell Lehn Herlovsen18Olga Kremleva
14Guro Knutsen17Natalia Mokshanova
Substitution46'
16Elise Hove Thorsnes6Natalia Pertseva
12Erika Skarbø (GK)12Maria Pigaleva (GK)
17Marita Skammelsrud Lund
Substitution89'
13Alla Rogova
Substitution46'
6Maren Mjelde
Substitution78'
4Olesya Truntaeva

Coach

Bjarne Berntsen (NOR) Iouri Bystritsky (RUS)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Alison Chapman (ENG), Emma Everson (ENG)

Fourth official

Vibeke Karlsen (NOR)

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