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Final tournament - Group stage - Group D

Australia - Norway
2-1
 

Australia - Norway 2-1 - 06/07/2011 - Match page - Women's World Cup 2011

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Australia reach last eight as Simon sinks Norway

Published: Wednesday 6 July 2011, 20.45CET
Two Kyah Simon goals helped Australia come from behind to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals at Norway's expense in an engaging encounter in Leverkusen.
Australia reach last eight as Simon sinks Norway
Lene Mykjåland of Norway (right) looks dejected after their World Cup exit ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Australia
Norway

2

Goals scored

1

15

Total attempts

14

6

on target

4

5

off target

6

4

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

3

3

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

10

Lineups

Australia

Australia

Norway

Norway

1Barbieri (GK) (C)1Hjelmseth (GK)
46
3Carroll
45+2
3Mjelde
4Polkinghorne4Stensland (C)
7Garriock
68
7Rønning
8Kellond-Knight10Pedersen
9Foord
90
14Ims
82
10Uzunlar15Gardsjord
90+2
11De Vanna16Thorsnes
56
14McCallum17Mykjåland
17Simon
57
87
18G. Knutsen
20Kerr
81
19Haavi
46

Substitutes

21Dumont (GK)21C. Knutsen (GK)
18Williams (GK)12Skarbø (GK)
46
2Allen2Holstad Berge
5Alleway
81
5Lund
6Perry
90
6Minde
46
12Van Egmond8Vikestad
13Butt9Herlovsen
82
15Shipard11Kaurin
16Colthorpe13Giske
19Khamis20Ryland

Coaches

Tom Sermanni (SCO)
Eli Landsem (NOR)

Referee

Estela Alvarez (ARG)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:55 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Wednesday 6 July 2011, 20.45CET

Australia reach last eight as Simon sinks Norway

Two Kyah Simon goals helped Australia come from behind to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals at Norway's expense in an engaging encounter in Leverkusen.

Australia are through to the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals after coming from behind to beat Norway and reach the last eight at their opponents' expense.

The Matildas looked as though they had missed out on a place when Elise Thorsnes put Norway – requiring a win to go through – ahead after 56 minutes, but Australia hit back within a minute courtesy of Kyah Simon's equaliser and the striker was on target again three minutes from time to secure a quarter-final encounter against Brazil or Sweden. Norway, meanwhile, exit at the competition's group stage for the first time.

Norway began the match brightly enough and but for the intervention of Kim Carroll, would have taken the lead on the quarter-hour mark when Cecilie Pedersen's goalbound shot was deflected over by the defender. Ingvild Stensland brought the best out of goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri, when her long shot was well held on 32 minutes, while two strikes from distance by the lively Thorsnes were also smothered by the Australia captain.

All Australia had to show for a restrained first 45 minutes was a snapshot by Lisa De Vanna, but coach Tom Sermanni's tactics were doubtless influenced by the knowledge that a point would suffice to reach the knockout stage. Those tactics changed 11 minutes after the restart when a mix-up in the Australia rearguard allowed Thorsnes the easiest of goals.

Within 60 seconds, though, Eli Landsem's side conceded as the tireless De Vanna won the ball on the left and teed up Simon to finish with aplomb. Buoyed by their goal, it was Australia who looked most likely to score again, and although Trine Rønning struck the bar with a free-kick eight minutes from time, Simon pounced again late on after Norway failed to deal with a corner and Carroll picked out the 20-year-old with a pinpoint cross.

Last updated: 07/07/11 9.56CET

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