Norway Women 2-1 England Women: Caroline Graham Hansen scores late to give hosts win

Norway vs England
Women’s Internationals
5:00pm Tuesday 3rd September

Brann Stadium

As a comeback was completed by Caroline Graham Hansen goal for the hosts, Norway in their own friendly beat england Women 2-1 in Bergen.
Barcelona forward Hansen punished England sloppiness collecting the ball from a Millie Bright pass that is misjudged, progressing to the box and firing beyond Carly Telford.
That came after a Frida Maanum header at the 53rd minute had cancelled out the superb 10th-minute strike of Georgia Stanway.
The winless streak for Phil Neville’s side since their 3-0 win against Norway at the quarter-finals of this summer’s World Cup in France stands at four games.
Soon after Kristine Minde had led an early effort wide for Norway, England grabbed the lead to magnificent fashion when Nikita Parris touched Steph Houghton’s overhaul into Stanway, whose effort from around 25 yards out went off the bar.
Since the hosts sought to make a response, Maanum headed Karina Saevik and off-target fired after Lucy Bronze – playing at midfield for the Lionesses – lost ownership.
A very low drive wide from Guro Reiten followed until her luck tried again the stretching Toni Duggan could not stop from moving wide as she attempted to fulfill a cut-back and an air-kick was produced by Amalie Eikeland.
Reiten went close with a curling campaign, and after interceptions twice thwarted in front of goal at the opposite end Jodie Taylor, Telford was called upon at stoppage period to push away a goal-bound Saevik delivery.
The opening phases of the second half saw Stanway skew an attempt wide and Telford then turn an Eikeland shot behind.
From the resulting corner, Norway sent the ball past Telford and drew level as Maanum.
Bronze put England back ahead within moments, heading Parris’ cross broad. Taylor then missed between 2 Hansen shots being managed by Telford.
Bronze then saw one attempt fly off-target and had another blocked by a team-mate, until Hansen made the most of Bright passing the ball directly to her, amassing it just inside England’s half, shooting it in the area, past the diving struggle of Houghton, and lashing a shot to the net.

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