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Norway suffer dramatic collapse minutes after Erling Haaland subbed as Scotland pull off smash and grab win

Rory O'Callaghan

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Norway suffer dramatic collapse minutes after Erling Haaland subbed as Scotland pull off smash and grab win

Scotland scored two late goals in as many minutes to snatch a dramatic win against Norway in their Euro 2024 qualifier in Oslo.

Norway dominated much of the match and had looked on course for a deserved win when Manchester City striker Erling Haaland put the home side ahead from the penalty spot shortly after the hour mark.

That strike took Haaland to 24 goals in just 22 games for his national side at the age of just 22. He is now just 10 goals behind record scorer Jorgen Juve on 33.

With his side seemingly heading for victory, Norway manager Stale Solbakken brought off Haaland in the 84th minute as part of a triple substitution – possibly with Tuesday's qualifier against Cyprus in mind.

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He was made to pay when Scotland equalised in the 88th minute, Queens Park Rangers forward Lyndon Dykes pouncing on a loose ball to score past Norway goalkeeper Orjan Nyland.

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And just a minute later, Scotland took the lead.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn crossed the ball to Dykes, who laid it off inside the area to Kenny McLean.

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The Norwich midfielder then expertly passed the ball into the bottom corner to send the Tartan Army into wild celebrations and stun the home support.

Scotland held on to secure victory and maintain their 100 per cent start to Euro 2024 qualifying.

They are now top of Group A on nine points, having already beaten Cyprus and Spain.

Norway, meanwhile, have taken just one point from their opening three games and are at real risk of failing to qualify for yet another major tournament.

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Scotland will next face Georgia at Hampden Park on Tuesday and Steve Clarke's side know a victory will take them a giant step closer to securing automatic qualification for next year's tournament in Germany.

Featured Image Credit: Viaplay

Topics: Norway, Scotland, Euro 2024, Erling Haaland, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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