Norway keep on winning

Published: Saturday 21 June 2008, 8.45CET
Austria 0-4 Norway
Lene Mykjåland's hat-trick and a Solveig Gulbrandsen goal ensured Norway kept up their perfect record in Group 6.
Norway keep on winning
Solveig Gulbrandsen found the target ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AustriaNorway

Goals scored0
4
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Saturday 21 June 2008, 8.45CET

Norway keep on winning

Austria 0-4 Norway
Lene Mykjåland's hat-trick and a Solveig Gulbrandsen goal ensured Norway kept up their perfect record in Group 6.
Norway kept up their perfect UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying record with a comfortable win in Austria.

Perfect run
Having won their first five Group 6 games, the 2005 runners-up added a sixth victory – and a 23rd goal without reply – against an Austria side on a high after their 4-2 victory in Poland last month. If Norway win in Poland on Wednesday, they would at worst only need to avoid a four-goal defeat in Russia on 2 October to top the group and reach the finals in Finland.

Early goals
The home side were never overwhelmed but fell behind on eight minutes when Ingvild Stensland's corner found Marit Fiane Christensen; her header was blocked by goalkeeper Birgit Leitner only for Lene Mykjåland to turn in the rebound. It was 2-0 eleven minutes later after good work from Lene Storløkken and Leni Larsen Kaurin set up Solveig Gulbrandsen.

Hat-trick complete
Just before the hour Norway scored a third. Again a Stensland corner was met by the head of Christensen and Mykjåland applied the finishing touch. Mykjåland completed her hat-trick with 17 minutes left after good work from Kaurin. Austria remain fourth although a point in Israel on Wednesday would take them above Poland should the latter lose to Norway.

Last updated: 21/06/08 23.39CET

Related information

Team profiles

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Lineup

Austria

Austria

Norway

Norway

1Birgit Leitner (GK)1Erika Skarbø (GK)
3Ines Ruiss2Ane Stangeland (C)
4Marlies Hanschitz
Yellow Card49'
3Gunhild Følstad
5Kathrin Höllmüller4Ingvild Stensland
Substitution63'
6Susanna Höller5Siri Nordby
Substitution70'
7Birgit Gumpenberger
Substitution74'
6Marie Knutsen
8Irene Fuhrmann
Substitution58'
8Solveig Gulbrandsen
Goal19'
9Marion Gröbner11Leni Larsen Kaurin
Substitution75'
10Nina Burger17Lene Mykjaland
Goal7'
Goal58'
Goal74'
14Nina Aigner (C)19Marit Fiane Christensen
17Maria Gstöttner
Substitution37'
21Lene Storløkken

Substitutes

21Sarah Grossmann (GK)13Christine Nilsen (GK)
2Susanna Koch7Trine Bjerke Rønning
11Elisabeth Tieber
Substitution58'
9Isabell Lehn Herlovsen
13Susanna Gahleitner
Substitution37'
14Guro Knutsen
Substitution75'
15Tanja Legenstein
Substitution74'
15Marita Skammelsrud Lund
Substitution70'
16Nadine Prohaska16Elise Hove Thorsnes
Substitution63'
20Kristin Lie

Coach

Ernst Weber (AUT) Bjarne Berntsen (NOR)

Referee

Kateryna Monzul (UKR)

Assistant referees

Natalia Rachynska (UKR), Oksana Yermakova (UKR)

Fourth official

Christine Bango (AUT)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Austria

    Austria

    Next match womensworldcup: v England, 21 August 2010
  • Norway

    Norway

    Next match womensworldcup: v Slovakia, 21 August 2010
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