Women's Senior

Women's Senior

Competition date 03 September 2019 Competition type A Women's International
Home team Norway goals
  • goal scored by F. Maanum
  • goal scored by C. Graham Hansen
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Home team score 2
Away team score 1
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Away team England goals
  • goal scored by G. Stanway
Home team goals
  • goal scored by F. Maanum
  • goal scored by C. Graham Hansen
Away team goals
    goal scored by
  • G. Stanway
Keira Walsh

FULL TIME: Norway come from behind to edge England 2-1 in Bergen. 

89: A late goal by Hansen looks to have won the game for Norway. Bright gives the ball away to Norway's No10, who takes full advantage, bursting into the England box, beyond Steph Houghton's desperate sliding tackle and smashes an angled shot beyond the helpless Roebuck.

83: Another sub for England sees Beth Mead, who scored against Belgium, replace Parris. 

78: A triple change for England as Leah Williamson, Beth England and Ellie Roebuck come on for Daly, Taylor and Telford respectively.  

68: An excellent in-swinging cross by Duggan is headed narrowly wide by Taylor.

54: Lucy Bronze comes close to nudging England ahead once more, but she heads Parris's cross just wide.  

53: Equaliser for Norway. Amalie Eikeland sees her shot tipped around the post by Telford, but Frida Maanum heads home the subsequent corner at the near post for her first international goal.

SECOND HALF: We're up and running after the break. 

HALF TIME: England take a slender one-goal lead into the break. 

45+1: Caroline Graham Hansen almost catches Telford out with a deep cross-cum-shot, but the Lionesses No1 is alert and tips the ball away.

35: Norway are unable to clear their lines following an England free-kick, but Jodie Taylor can't quite latch onto a loose back pass inside the box.

33: The hosts have gradually grown into the game, and new Chelsea signing Guro Reiten comes close to levelling matters, but her left-foot curler flashes wide of Carly Telford's far post. 

10: GOAL! What a start for England! Steph Houghton drills a forward ball to Nikita Parris, who lays it off to Georgia Stanway - and the Man City youngster gives her side lead with a thunderous first-time effort from 25 yards.

KICK-OFF: We're under way in Bergen.

TEAM NEWS: Phil Neville has made two changes to the side that started the 3-3 draw in Belgium last week with Millie Bright replacing Abbie McManus in defence and Toni Duggan coming in for Beth Mead on the left of a front three.

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Caroline Graham Hansen scored in the 89th minute as Norway came from a goal behind to edge England Women 2-1 in Bergen.

Georgia Stanway put Phil Neville’s side ahead early on courtesy of a thumping long-range drive.

The hosts responded and scored twice in the second half to give veteran goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth a winning send-off in her final international.

Frida Maanum flicked home a corner at the near post on 58 minutes and Hansen won the match at the death after punishing a mistake by Millie Bright.

The Lionesses won’t have to wait long to try and make amends, however, as they will host Brazil at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Saturday 5 October.

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Neville made two changes to the team that started the 3-3 draw in Belgium last Thursday with Bright replacing Abbie McManus in the centre of defence and Toni Duggan coming in for Beth Mead on the left of a three-pronged attack.

That meant Lucy Bronze, the recently-crowned UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, was once again deployed in midfield, with Rachel Daly at right-back.

And, just like in Leuven five days ago, England got off to a blistering start.

Steph Houghton drilled a low ball out wide to Nikita Parris. The 25-year-old did brilliantly to lay it off first time to Stanway, who unleashed a fearsome, 25-yard thunderbolt which flew into the top corner to give her side a 10th-minute lead.

Georgia Stanway scores a 25-yarder against NorwayThe Manchester City youngster came close to doubling the advantage shortly after but could only watch as her shot crept wide of the far post, with Daly unable to add a vital final touch.

A heavy touch by Jodie Taylor then prevented the No9 from punishing some slack Norway defending. The hosts failed to clear a Duggan free kick, although Taylor was unable to gather Bright’s dink back into the box.

It took a while for Martin Sjogren’s side, who England defeated 3-0 in the quarter final of the World Cup, to grow into the game but they started to find their feet midway through the first half.

New Chelsea signing Guru Reiten bent a shot wide of the far post before the impressive Hansen almost caught out Carly Telford with an overhit cross to the far post. The England keeper was equal to it.

The Scandinavians had begun to demonstrate why they are ranked 12th in the world and they were level shortly after the restart.

Amalie Eikeland was found in space 12 yards out and she forced Telford into a fine save, down low to her left.

And they were level just seconds later as Maanum beat Daly to a near-post corner and glanced her header into the back of the net.

Bronze almost nudged England back in front immediately after but her header, from Parris’s cross, was just inches wide.

Taylor had a similar chance from the opposite side, this time from Duggan’s centre, though the outcome was the same with the Seattle Reign striker unable to convert.

Norway created more chances in the second half, though none of them overly troubled either Telford or her replacement Ellie Roebuck.

That was until the final throes, when Bright gave the ball away to Hansen near the halfway line.

The Wolfsburg attacker picked up possession, burst forward into the England box and beyond Steph Houghton’s desperate, last-ditch sliding tackle, before smashing an angled shot into the roof of the net, beyond the helpless Roebuck.

Norway celebrate Caroline Graham Hansen's late winner against EnglandEngland: 1 Carly Telford (Chelsea); 2 Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), 5 Steph Houghton (capt; Manchester City), 6 Millie Bright (Chelsea), 3 Demi Stokes (Manchester City); 4 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 8 Lucy Bronze (Lyon); 7 Nikita Parris (Lyon), 19 Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), 11 Toni Duggan (Atletico Madrid); 9 Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

Substitutes: 18 Beth England (Chelsea) for Taylor 78, 15 Leah Williamson (Arsenal) for Daly 78, 21 Ellie Roebuck for Telford 78, 17 Beth Mead (Arsenal) for Parris 83, 10 Fara Williams (Reading) for Stanway 89.

Substitutes not used: 12 Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), 13 Mary Earps (Manchester United), 14 Abbie McManus (Manchester United), 16 Melissa Lawley (Liverpool), 20 Aoife Mannion (Manchester City), 22 Anna Patten (University of South Carolina), 23 Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), 24 Sandy MacIver (Clemson University).

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