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Molde wrap up Norwegian title with room to spare

Published: Saturday 4 October 2014, 22.38CET
Molde FK came from behind to earn their ninth successive win on Saturday and secured their third Norwegian league championship in four seasons with four games still to play.
by Eivind Aarre
from Stavanger
Molde wrap up Norwegian title with room to spare
Molde celebrating a goal last summer ©Sportsfile
Published: Saturday 4 October 2014, 22.38CET

Molde wrap up Norwegian title with room to spare

Molde FK came from behind to earn their ninth successive win on Saturday and secured their third Norwegian league championship in four seasons with four games still to play.

Molde FK have secured their third Norwegian league championship in four seasons with four games still to play.

Tor Ole Skullerud's side came from a goal down to beat Viking FK 2-1 in Stavanger on Saturday, with Harmeet Singh and Bjørn Bergmann Sigurdarson both on target in the second half. With nearest rivals Odds BK being held 2-2 at Aalesunds FK, the result means left Molde with an unassailable 13-point lead at the summit.

"It is a very good feeling to have secured the gold – it's fantastic. The only thought in my mind right now is that we want to get home and celebrate with our supporters," said Skullerud, who has overseen a seamless transition since replacing Cardiff City AFC-bound Ole Gunnar Solskjær last winter.

"We are very worthy champions – we have been the best team all through the season – and deserved every point we have taken." They have 65 so far, and a new league record is in their sights if their nine-match winning run continues. That includes two games in the Norwegian Cup, where the holders will meet Odd in the final on 23 November hoping to complete their first double.

Last updated: 05/10/14 1.15CET

Results

Norwegian Premier Division 2014

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/10/2014 19:56 CET

04/10/2014

VikingViking1-2MoldeMolde

Nisja 8

Singh 63 (P), Sigurdarsson 78

Venue: Stavanger

04/10/2014

AalesundAalesund2-2OddOdd

Barrantes 40, Latifu 90+1

Frode Johnsen 73, 82

Venue: Aalesunds

03/10/2014

LillestrømLillestrøm0-2RosenborgRosenborg

Helland 68, Jensen 89

Venue: Lillestrom

Standings

Last updated: 04/10/2014 19:56 CET

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