Norway 4-0 Scotland

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers

Wed 12th August 2009
19:00 (18:00 UK)

Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)
Att: 24,083

Group 9
(12 Aug 2009)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
7
7
0
0
16
2
21
Macedonia
6
2
1
3
4
7
7
SCOTLAND
6
2
1
3
4
10
7
Norway
6
1
3
2
6
5
6
Iceland
7
1
1
5
6
12
4
12 August 2009
Norway 4-0 Scotland
Scotland

D Marshall
A Hutton
G Caldwell
S Caldwell (J McFadden 48)
C Davidson
G Alexander
K Commons
S Brown
D Fletcher(C)
R McCormack (C Berra 37)(S Whittaker 78)
K Miller

 

Manager:
George Burley

 

FIFA Ranking: 24

Norway

JA Riise(34)

Pedersen(45, 90)

Huseklepp(60)


J Knudsen
T Hogli
K Waehler
B Hangeland
JA Riise
BH Riise (PC Skjelbred 84)
C Grindheim
M Hoseth
MG Pedersen
E Huseklepp (S Iversen 76)
J Carew (T Helstad 84)

 

FIFA Ranking: 50

 
Norway
Scotland
Shots At Goal
20
6
Shots On Target
8
4
Possession
50.7%
49.3%
Territorial Advantage
48
52
Fouls
11
18
Corners
5
3
Offsides
4
1
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0
1
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (3 Caps) Age: 24
2 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (11 Caps) Age: 24
3 Callum Davidson (Preston North End) (18 Caps) Age: 33
4 Stephen Caldwell (Burnley) (10 Caps) Age: 28
5 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (34 Caps) Age: 27
6 Graham Alexander (Burnley) (39 Caps) Age: 37
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (43 Caps) Age: 25
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (17 Caps) Age: 24
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (43 Caps) Age: 29
10 Kris Commons (Derby County) (5 Caps) Age: 25
11 Ross McCormack (Cardiff City) (4 Caps) Age: 22
 
13 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (5 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Ross McCormack 37 min)
14 Steven Whittaker (Rangers) (1 Cap) Age: 25
(Replaced Christophe Berra 78 min)
16 James McFadden (Birmingham City) (43 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Stephen Caldwell 48 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Gary Caldwell
Stephen Caldwell
Callum Davidson
Graham Alexander
Kris Commons
Scott Brown
Darren Fletcher
Ross McCormack
Kenny Miller

4 Stephen Caldwell

Before the vital World Cup qualifier there was anger that such an important match should be played before the football season had started, whereas in Norway they were halfway through the season. There were also major injury problems for Scotland including goalkeeper. Gordon was injured and McGregor's exile led to David Marshall going in goals for the first time in five years. Outfield, Stephen Caldwell gained his first cap in 3 years, while Callum Davidson gained his first in 7 years. Another decision that baffled many was why Burley did not start with McFadden.

Scotland made a bright start and the first chance of the match fell to Miller who had a close range shot blocked. Everything went pear-shaped after half an hour when Gary Caldwell gained two quick bookings to reduce Scotland to 10 men. From the resultant free-kick, a Riise shot was delected past Marshall by Brown to give Norway the lead. On the stroke of half time Norway doubled their lead when a good passing move was finished with Pedersen hitting a low shot past Marshall. On the hour mark a Carew shot came off both posts for Huseklepp to score the rebound. A few minutes later a Carew shot appeared to cross the line but the linesman said otherwise. Norway got their fourth in injury time when Pedersen curled a freekick round the wall to beat a flat-footed Marshall. It was a miserable night for Scotland that all but ended their hopes of qualification for the play-offs.