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Teen Pedersen accounts for Iceland

Published: Thursday 27 August 2009, 19.45CET
Iceland 0-1 Norway
Cecilie Pedersen, 18, scored the winner as Norway eliminated Iceland to put themselves to within three points of the last eight.
by Wayne Harrison
from Lahti Stadium
Teen Pedersen accounts for Iceland
Cecilie Pedersen scores the opening goal ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

IcelandNorway

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target10
 
16
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Fouls committed8
 
6
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group B(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Germany Germany22009186
France France210146-23
Norway Norway210114-33
Iceland Iceland200214-30
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Thursday 27 August 2009, 19.45CET

Teen Pedersen accounts for Iceland

Iceland 0-1 Norway
Cecilie Pedersen, 18, scored the winner as Norway eliminated Iceland to put themselves to within three points of the last eight.

Teenager Cecilie Pedersen scored the only goal as Norway eliminated Iceland from UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ and set up a decisive Group B encounter with France on Sunday.

Maiden goal
The 18-year-old was surprisingly given her first start for her country by Bjarne Berntsen, having only made her senior debut eight days ago, and duly repaid his faith on the stroke of half-time. The result means that Norway would ensure second place and a quarter-final berth by beating France, currently ahead on goal difference, but nothing Iceland can do against group winners Germany can prevent them finishing bottom.

Quick start
Iceland almost struck what would have been the fastest goal of the finals so far when, after ten seconds, Dóra Stefánsdóttir – their one change from Matchday 1 – threaded a pass behind the Norway backline for Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir to run on to and shoot across goal. Norway then had the woodwork to thank for keeping the score level on 12 minutes, Dóra María Lárusdóttir exchanging passes with Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir and floating over a cross which eluded goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth and rebounded back off the inside of the far post.

Turn of skill
Norway responded with Isabell Herlovsen looping a header on to the roof of the net moments before she tested Thóra Helgadóttir from distance. Siggi Eyjólfsson's side were still causing problems down either flank with their 4-2-3-1 formation yet it was Norway who led at the break thanks to a moment of inspiration from Pedersen, who spun Gudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir and Katrín Jónsdóttir outside the area and coolly beat Helgadóttir with the last kick of the half.

Norway pressure
Pedersen very nearly picked up from where she had left off at the end of the first half when she combined with Solveig Gulbrandsen and forced Helgadóttir into a near-post save within seconds of the restart. Norway started the second period like a team eager to put the game to bed and were soon threatening again through Herlovsen and Gulbrandsen, who both shot wide when well placed.

Endeavour
Iceland needed an equaliser to remain in contention for the knockout stage and despite upping the tempo, were unable to breach a Norway rearguard who were successfully policing the 12-goal leading scorer in qualifying, Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir. Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir tried to change matters with a dipping effort from distance, while at the other end an off-balance Pedersen dragged her shot wide after being played in by Gulbrandsen.

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Last updated: 27/03/13 5.34CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Norway

Norway

1
HelgadóttirThóra Helgadóttir (GK)
1
HjelmsethIngrid Hjelmseth (GK)
2
G.S. GunnarsdóttirGudrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir
2
AkerhaugenToril Akerhaugen
3
Ó. VidarsdóttirÓlína Vidarsdóttir
4
StenslandIngvild Stensland (C)
4
GardarsdóttirEdda Gardarsdóttir
5
GiskeAnneli Giske
6
MagnúsdóttirHólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir
6
HuseCamilla Huse
7
StefánsdóttirDóra Stefánsdóttir
Substitution60
7
RønningTrine Rønning
Yellow Card80
8
K. JónsdóttirKatrín Jónsdóttir (C)
8
GulbrandsenSolveig Gulbrandsen
9
M. VidarsdóttirMargrét Lára Vidarsdóttir
9
HerlovsenIsabell Herlovsen
Substitution86
10
LárusdóttirDóra Maria Lárusdóttir
17
MjeldeMaren Mjelde
11
S. B. GunnarsdóttirSara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir
21
StorløkkenLene Storløkken
14
E. SigurdardóttirErna Sigurdardóttir
Substitution82
22
PedersenCecilie Pedersen
Goal45
Substitution90+1

Substitutes

22
S. SigurdardóttirSandra Sigurdardóttir (GK)
12
C. KnutsenCaroline Knutsen (GK)
13
G. GunnarsdóttirGudbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (GK)
13
NilsenChristine Nilsen (GK)
5
ÁrnadóttirÁsta Árnadóttir
3
LundMarita Lund
12
ÓdinsdóttirGudný Björk Ódinsdóttir
10
WiikMelissa Wiik
15
ÓmarsdóttirKatrín Ómarsdóttir
11
KaurinLeni Kaurin
16
LogadóttirRakel Logadóttir
Substitution60
14
SandveiMarit Sandvei
17
E. ArnardóttirErla Steinunn Arnardóttir
15
GardsjordHedda Gardsjord
18
HönnudóttirRakel Hönnudóttir
Substitution82
16
ThorsnesElise Thorsnes
19
AtladóttirSif Atladóttir
18
VikestadRuna Vikestad
20
FridriksdóttirFanndís Fridriksdóttir
19
IsaksenIngvild Isaksen
Substitution86
21
BjarnadóttirKristín Bjarnadóttir
20
LieKristin Lie
Substitution90+1

Coach

Sigurdur Eyjolfsson (ISL) Bjarne Berntsen (NOR)

Referee

Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)

Assistant referees

Lada Rojc (CRO), Natalie Aspinall (ENG)

Fourth official

Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)

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