Norway 0-1 Scotland

Friendly

Tue 19th November 2013
19:00 (18:00 UK)

Aker Stadion, Molde (A)
Att: 11,800

Scotland

Brown(61)


D Marshall
A Hutton
R Martin
G Greer
S Whittaker
I Anya (C Conway 51)
C Adam (J McArthur 64)
S Brown (C)
C Bryson (B Bannan 46)
R Snodgrass
S Naismith (C Berra 90)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 35

Norway

O Nyland
T Hogli
T Reginiussen (S Strandberg 64)
O Elabdellaoui (M Linnes 60)
V Forren
MG Pedersen
M Eikrem (A Konradsen 80)
PC Skjelbred (MM Daehli 68)
RY Jenssen
M Pedersen (T Elyounoussi 87)
O Kamara (M Abdellaoue 46)

 

FIFA Ranking: 47

 
Norway
Scotland
Shots At Goal
15
2
Shots On Target
6
1
Possession
59.1%
40.9%
Fouls
17
13
Corners
4
0
Offsides
2
3
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (10 Caps) Age: 28
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (38 Caps) Age: 28
3 Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) (23 Caps) Age: 29
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (10 Caps) Age: 27
5 Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion) (2 Caps) Age: 32
6 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (24 Caps) Age: 27
7 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (4 Caps) Age: 25
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (36 Caps) Age: 28
9 Steven Naismith (Everton) (27 Caps) Age: 27
10 Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) (15 Caps) Age: 26
11 Craig Bryson (Derby County) (2 Caps) Age: 27
 
14 James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) (15 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Charlie Adam 64 min)
15 Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) (28 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Steven Naismith 90 min)
16 Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) (16 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Craig Bryson 46 min)
17 Craig Conway (Brighton & Hove Albion) (7 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 51 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-5-1)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Russell Martin
Gordon Greer
Steven Whittaker
Ikechi Anya
Charlie Adam
Scott Brown
Craig Bryson
Robert Snodgrass
Steven Naismith

15 Christophe Berra

Interesting Fact
This was the first time Scotland had won three consecutive away matches since beating France in Paris in 2007.

Scotland had some players pull out of the squad before the Norway match such as Fletcher, McCormack and Mulgrew.  This led to a call-up for Kris Boyd, who had not played for Scotland in over 3 years.

Scotland made a poor start to the game as they failed to make an impact in the first half.  The dominant Norwegians had their best chance just before half time when Eikrem had a shot in the penalty area go just past the post.  Ten minutes into the second half, David Marshall made a great save with his legs to prevent Marcus Pedersen after he was sent the wrong way.  A few minutes later against the run of play, Scotland took the lead.  Charlie Adam made a run into the box only to be tackled, and the loose ball fell to Scott Brown who hit a low shot into the bottom left corner.  The keeper got a hand to it but could not keep it out.  This boosted the Scotland performance and they started to control the midfield.  Norway upped their game in the last 15 minutes, and Marshall made saves from Marcus Petersen and Morten Gamst Pedersen, and Konradssen shot wide when it was easier to hit the target.  Scotland held on for a somewhat undeserving victory, due to a great defensive display and poor finishing.