Sunday 27 May 2012
Manchester United's Ashley Young scored a fine goal as new England coach Roy Hodgson enjoyed a winning start to his tenure in Norway.
The winger raced past Fulham defender Brede Hangeland and finished smartly into the corner in the early stages to ensure victory in the friendly international in Oslo.
It was a relatively comfortable night for the visitors as they faced a Norway side which rarely threatened despite enjoying some lengthy spells of possession.
Everton's Leighton Baines went close with a free-kick which forced a good save out of Norway keeper Rune Jartsein after the interval.
Manchester United's Phil Jones struck the post, although Liverpool's Andy Carroll was in an offside position and the effort was unlikely to have stood.
Fulham's John Arne Riise provided the most uncomfortable moments for England with some searching crosses but Hodgson's side held out for their first win over Norway since 1980.