Scotland nails it in a jiffy against Norway

Scotland scored two goals in two minutes to complete a stunning late turnaround as they maintained their perfect start to Euro 2024 qualifying with a 2-1 victory over Norway in Oslo.

Scotland produced a solid defensive performance in the blistering heat of Norway’s capital, but they were finally undone when Erling Haaland, fresh from Man City’s celebrations after winning the treble, was pulled down in the penalty area by Ryan Porteous before picking himself up and scoring from the spot (61).

Norway looked to be on course for what would have been an important win, but Scotland turned the game on its head in sensational fashion with two goals in two minutes.

Lyndon Dykes capitalised on some hesitancy in the Norway defence to level before Kenny McLean slotted home in the 89th minute to make it 2-1 and spark wild Scotland celebrations.

The victory sees Steve Clarke’s side make it three wins from three to move eight points clear of Norway, who were left bottom of Group A, with five games remaining ahead of their clash with Georgia at Hampden Park on Tuesday.

Scotland captain Andrew Robertson insists his side now have to qualify for next summer’s tournament in Germany.

He said: “The lads who came off the bench did so well. Going behind is difficult, but we knew this was the next step in our improvement.

“It was trying to get the balance right. The team spirit is second to none. To create that in international football is unique.

“We couldn’t have started this campaign better. We have to qualify now.”

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