Singh shines in Norway triumph

Published: Wednesday 12 August 2009, 2.45CET
Cyprus 1-3 Norway
Norway registered their first victory of qualification Group 7 on a warm night in Famagusta to take an early stranglehold on the section.
by John Leonidou
Singh shines in Norway triumph
Tarik Elyounoussi was on the scoresheet for Norway ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CyprusNorway

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts14
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Fouls committed7
 
20

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Published: Wednesday 12 August 2009, 2.45CET

Singh shines in Norway triumph

Cyprus 1-3 Norway
Norway registered their first victory of qualification Group 7 on a warm night in Famagusta to take an early stranglehold on the section.

Norway registered their first victory of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 7 on a warm night in Famagusta.

Away win
Breakthroughs either side of the hour mark, first from Tarik Elyounoussi and then an own goal by Antonis Katsis, extended the visitors' lead after Harmet Singh had fired Norway in front on 29 minutes. Georgios Efrem reduced Cyprus's arrears ten minutes from time on but it was too late to prevent Øystein Gåre's team building on their draw with Slovakia in June and going top of the section.

Lively display
Norway immediately took a firm grip of proceedings with Cyprus No1 Tasos Kissas keeping out efforts from Peter Orry Larsen and Singh. The latter was proving difficult to contain and so it proved when he skipped past Kyriakos Pelentritis, cut in from the left and fired powerfully in off the post.

Consolation goal
After Panayiotis Panayiotou missed a chance at the beginning of the second half, Elyounoussi pounced on a slip at the back to double the lead with 58 minutes gone, before Nordtveit's shot deflected in off Katsis. Efrem finally got the hosts on the scoresheet with a penalty awarded for a trip by Nordtveit.

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Last updated: 12/08/09 21.42CET

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Cyprus

Cyprus

Norway

Norway

1Tasos Kissas (GK) (C)12Andre Hansen (GK)
2Panayiotis Panayiotou2Magne Simonsen
4Kostantinos Zarnas3Håvard Nordtveit
Yellow Card80'
5Kyriakos Pelentritis
Yellow Card40'
4Vegard Forren
6Aggelos Tsiaklis
Substitution61'
6Harmet Singh
Goal29'
8Antonis Katsis
Goal66'
7Ruben Yttergård Jenssen (C)
Yellow Card16'
9Christos Xenofontos
Substitution46'
8Christer Kleiven
10Georgios Efrem
Goal80'
10Jonathan Parr
11Georgios Kolokoudias
Substitution71'
11Tarik Elyounoussi
Goal58'
Substitution82'
17Georgios Tofas15Peter Orry Larsen
Substitution56'
20Christos Efthymiou18Marcus Pedersen
Yellow Card48'
Substitution67'

Substitutes

12Gavriel Constandinou (GK)1Lasse Staw (GK)
7Costas Markou
Substitution71'
13Kim Madsen
13Kastanas Pierakis14Håkon Skogseid
Substitution82'
14Andreas Stavrou
Substitution61'
16Mohammed Fellah
15Kyriakos Kyriakou17Mads Stokkelien
Substitution67'
16Charis Kyriakou20Amin Nouri
18Ioannis Demetriou
Substitution46'
22Erling Knudtzon
Substitution56'

Coach

Savvas Paraskevas (CYP) Øystein Gåre (NOR)

Referee

Carlos Xistra (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)

Fourth official

Marco Bruno Santos Ferreira (POR)

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