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King inspires Norway to win in Malta

Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 22.39CET
Malta 0-3 Norway
Joshua King made the first for Mats Møller Daehli and then scored the next two himself to get Norway off the Group H mark.

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Match statistics

MaltaNorway

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)43
 
57
Total attempts14
 
23
on target4
 
10
off target3
 
6
blocked7
 
7
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
3
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
6

Standings

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Published: Friday 10 October 2014, 22.39CET

King inspires Norway to win in Malta

Malta 0-3 Norway
Joshua King made the first for Mats Møller Daehli and then scored the next two himself to get Norway off the Group H mark.

Norway off the mark in Group H with comfortable win in Malta
Joshua King makes first for Mats Møller Daehli then pair swap roles for second
King heads the third just after half-time to remove all doubt
Malta still without a point
Next games: Malta v Italy, Norway v Bulgaria (Monday)

Norway bounced back from losing their UEFA EURO 2016 curtain-raiser to Italy with a comfortable win in Malta.

Both these teams lost their opening Group H matches 2-0 but it was Andrew Hogg in the Malta goal who was busy from the off, making early saves from Joshua King and Mats Møller Daehli. However, Hogg was beaten in the 22nd minute, King playing a perfect diagonal pass for Daehli to slip the ball through the legs of goalkeeper.

It was two four minutes later and this time King was the scorer, racing onto Daehli's through ball and skipping away from the challenges of a pair of defenders before striking past Hogg from the same left-side angle as the first goal. Malta saw more of the ball later in the first half but Norway were still comfortably on top.

The third arrived at the start of the second period, King looping in a header from captain Per Ciljan Skjelbred's high cross. Tarik Elyounoussi was then denied by Hogg at point-blank range, and he also grabbed the ball from King's feet when a hat-trick looked certain.

King was replaced by Håvard Nielsen with 16 minutes to go, perhaps with Monday's Bulgaria visit in mind. They did not add to their three goals but Norway should be in decent spirits.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.20CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Norway

Norway

1
HoggAndrew Hogg (GK)
12
NylandØrjan Nyland (GK)
2
Z. MuscatZach Muscat
5
TetteyAlexander Tettey
Substitution78
4
P. FenechPaul Fenech
6
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
5
AgiusAndrei Agius
Yellow Card71
7
KingJoshua King
Goal26
Goal49
Substitution75
6
R. FenechRyan Fenech
Substitution72
8
JohansenStefan Johansen
7
FaillaClayton Failla
10
T. ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
8
BriffaRoderick Briffa
Substitution72
14
ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
9
MifsudMichael Mifsud (C)
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred (C)
Substitution62
11
R. MuscatRowen Muscat
17
LinnesMartin Linnes
13
SchembriAndré Schembri
Substitution85
20
DaehliMats Møller Daehli
Goal22
17
R. CamilleriRyan Camilleri
21
ForrenVegard Forren

Substitutes

12
HaberJustin Haber (GK)
1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
3
BezzinaSteve Bezzina
2
DanielsenAndré Danielsen
10
CohenAndrew Cohen
3
GabrielsenRuben Gabrielsen
14
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
4
HagenSteffen Hagen
15
MintoffJohn Mintoff
9
ØdegaardMartin Ødegaard
16
T. VellaTerence Vella
Substitution85
11
GulbrandsenFredrik Gulbrandsen
18
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
Substitution72
13
SamuelsenJone Samuelsen
Substitution62
19
GrioliJustin Grioli
Substitution72
16
FloPer Egil Flo
20
J.P. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia
18
NielsenHåvard Nielsen
Substitution75
21
BaldacchinoClifford Baldacchino
22
GrytebustSten Grytebust (GK)
22
SciclunaRyan Scicluna
23
SinghHarmeet Singh
Substitution78
23
N. VellaNicky Vella (GK)

Coach

Pietro Ghedin (MLT) Per-Mathias Høgmo (NOR)

Referee

Antony Gautier (FRA)

Assistant referees

Michael Annonier (FRA), Philippe Jeanne (FRA)

Fourth official

Eric Danizan (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Benoît Bastien (FRA), Sebastien Desiage (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution