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Norway defeats Sweden in the Nations League, with Manchester City striker Erling Haaland scoring twice

Erling Haaland, the new Manchester City attacker, continued his good run for Norway, scoring twice to help his nation upset Sweden 3-2.

With a magnificent brace in Oslo, the £51 million man boosted his international record to 20 goals in 21 appearances at the age of 21.

Following a well-placed header in the first half, Haaland sent Robin Olsen the wrong way from the penalty spot in the second half to help Norway win their second game in a week.
Emil Forsberg halved the deficit with a well placed attempt from the outskirts of the box just after the hour mark, making it 2-1.
After Haaland picked out his strike partner with a lovely chip, former Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth restored the hosts’ two-goal lead just 15 minutes later.
The hosts were given a fright late in the game when Coventry City forward Viktor Gyokeres scored a second for Sweden when goalkeeper Orjan Nyland clashed with teammate Leo Skiri Ostigard and fumbled the ball, but they held on to win their third game in a row.
Norway, which lost out on qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, currently leads the group by four points, with Serbia in second place with a game in hand.

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Meanwhile, in Group C4, North Macedonia thrashed Gibraltar 4-0, partly owing to a brace from Bojan Miovski, who scored all four goals in the first half.

In the other game in the group, Georgia and Bulgaria drew 0-0, but North Macedonia’s triumph has reduced Georgia’s lead to three points at the top of the table.

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