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Sweden 1-2 Norway: Haaland scores twice to send Norway top of group

Erling Haaland scores for Norway
Norway have won four successive games since failing to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar

Erling Haaland took his international goals tally to 18 in 19 games as Norway beat Sweden to top Nations League group B4 with two wins out of two.

The forward, who will join Manchester City this summer, fired his country ahead from the penalty spot after a foul on Morten Thorsby.

Haaland doubled Norway’s lead with a well-taken low finish after the break.

Dejan Kulusevski set up Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga for a Sweden consolation goal in added time.

The Norwegians top the group on six points ahead of their first home game against bottom side Slovenia on Thursday, while the Swedes host second-placed Serbia, who beat the Slovenians 4-1.

They have now won four games on the bounce since failing to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Haaland has now scored 40 goals in just 37 matches for club and country since the start of last season.

The 21-year-old will join Premier League champions City in July after they activated a 60m euro (£51.2m) release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract.

  • Line-ups
  • Match Stats
  • Live Text

Line-ups

Sweden

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1OlsenBooked at 90mins
  • 2KrafthBooked at 18mins
  • 14Milosevic
  • 4Nilsson
  • 6Augustinsson
  • 19SvanbergBooked at 45mins
  • 8CajusteSubstituted forKarlströmat 78′minutes
  • 10ForsbergSubstituted forElangaat 66′minutes
  • 21KulusevskiBooked at 90mins
  • 9IsakBooked at 34minsSubstituted forGyökeresat 66′minutes
  • 7ClaessonSubstituted forOlssonat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ekdal
  • 5Andersson
  • 11Hrgota
  • 12Linde
  • 13Karlström
  • 15Kurtulus
  • 16Gyökeres
  • 17Elanga
  • 18Gudmundsson
  • 20Olsson
  • 22Quaison
  • 23Nordfeldt

Norway

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Nyland
  • 22PedersenBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHanche-Olsenat 89′minutes
  • 4Strandberg
  • 3Østigård
  • 5Meling
  • 10Ødegaard
  • 8BergeSubstituted forHaugeat 89′minutes
  • 2ThorsbySubstituted forBergat 61′minutes
  • 19Sørloth
  • 9HålandSubstituted forKingat 75′minutes
  • 11ElyounoussiSubstituted forThorstvedtat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Normann
  • 7King
  • 12Hansen
  • 13Grytebust
  • 14Ryerson
  • 15Hauge
  • 16Berg
  • 17Bjørkan
  • 18Thorstvedt
  • 20Lode
  • 21Hanche-Olsen
  • 23Berisha
Referee:
Anthony Taylor

Match Stats

Home TeamSwedenAway TeamNorway
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sweden 1, Norway 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sweden 1, Norway 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mattias Svanberg (Sweden) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ludwig Augustinsson with a cross.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Sweden 1, Norway 2. Anthony Elanga (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dejan Kulusevski.

  5. Booking

    Robin Olsen (Sweden) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden).

  8. Post update

    Birger Meling (Norway) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Norway. Jens Petter Hauge replaces Sander Berge.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Norway. Andreas Hanche-Olsen replaces Marcus Pedersen.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Elanga (Sweden) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dejan Kulusevski.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kristian Thorstvedt (Norway) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Norway. Conceded by Robin Olsen.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sander Berge (Norway) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kristian Thorstvedt (Norway) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mattias Svanberg (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristoffer Olsson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Marcus Pedersen.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristian Thorstvedt (Norway) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Pedersen.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sweden. Kristoffer Olsson replaces Viktor Claesson.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sweden. Jesper Karlström replaces Jens Cajuste.

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