Norway vs England
5:00pm Tuesday 3rd September
England Women were beaten 2-1 by Norway within their friendly in Bergen because Caroline Graham Hansen goal finished a comeback for those hosts.
Barcelona forwards Hansen punished England sloppiness at the 89th minute, advancing into the box collecting the ball by a misjudged Millie Bright pass and shooting beyond Carly Telford.
This came after a Frida Maanum header in the 53rd minute had cancelled out the superb 10th-minute strike of Georgia Stanway.
The winless because their 3-0 win against Norway at the quarter-finals of this summer World Cup in France stands in four run for Phil Neville’s side matches.
Shortly after Kristine Minde had led an attempt wide for Norway, England grabbed the lead in fashion when Steph Houghton’s pass had been touched by Nikita Parris to Stanway, whose effort from 25 yards out went in off the bar.
Since the hosts searched to make a quick response, Maanum headed off-target along with Karina Saevik fired after Lucy Bronze – playing at midfield for the Lionesses – lost ownership.
A very low drive followed until her luck tried back with a strike that the stretching Toni Duggan could not prevent from going wide because she tried to meet a cut-back closely and an air-kick was produced by Amalie Eikeland.
Reiten went close with a curling effort, and following Jodie Taylor was then thwarted in front of goal at the opposite end by interceptions, Telford was called upon in stoppage period to push away a goal-bound Saevik delivery.
The stages of the second half watched Stanway Telford turn an Eikeland shot behind and skew an attempt broad.
From the subsequent corner, Norway attracted degree as Maanum and sent the ball.
Bronze almost put England back heading Parris’ cross wide. Taylor also missed by a header, involving 2 Hansen shots being taken care of by Telford.
Bronze then found one attempt fly off-target and had another blocked by means of a team-mate, before Hansen made the maximum of Intelligent passing the ball directly to her, amassing it just within England’s half, taking it in the area, past the diving struggle of Houghton, and lashing a shot to the net.