Qualifying round (Group E) - 06/09/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Ullevaal Stadion - Oslo
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Norway remain in touch with Cyprus win

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 21.08CET
Norway 2-0 Cyprus
Tarik Elyounoussi and Joshua King scored in either half as Egil Olsen's team recorded a commanding win in qualifying Group E.
Norway remain in touch with Cyprus win
Tarik Elyounoussi celebrates after scoring the first goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayCyprus

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts16
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
2
off target4
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners16
 
0
Offsides3
 
3
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 21.08CET

Norway remain in touch with Cyprus win

Norway 2-0 Cyprus
Tarik Elyounoussi and Joshua King scored in either half as Egil Olsen's team recorded a commanding win in qualifying Group E.

Norway kept their hopes of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup alive by easing past bottom team Cyprus 2-0 in Oslo.

Having been held in their previous two Group E encounters, the importance of victory for Egil Olsen's men could not be stressed enough. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim forward Tarik Elyounoussi lifted the pressure and Joshua King made it two in the second half to leave Norway well-placed ahead of Tuesday's meeting with section leaders Switzerland.

With an expectant crowd inside Ullevaal Stadion, the home side's most fervent prayer was for an early goal. Tom Høgli and Daniel Braaten both misfired, before Elyounoussi headed in Stefan Johansen's corner from close range. Visiting goalkeeper Antonis Georgalides then had to be at his best to deny Espen Ruud.

Norway continued to dictate proceedings after the interval and extended their advantage through King. Two minutes after coming off the bench, the 21-year-old collected Magnus Eikrem's clever pass and rifled the ball past Georgalides. Cyprus – rooted to the foot of Group E on four points – came closest to responding when Nestoras Mytides's teasing centre narrowly evaded Jason Demetriou.

Last updated: 07/09/13 2.07CET

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