Football: Norway go with the Flo in Georgia destruction

Click to follow
The Independent Online
NORWAY HAD three of their English-based contingent of players to thank for a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Georgia in their European Championship Group Two qualifying match in Tbilisi last night.

Leeds United's Alf Inge Haaland set up Steffen Iversen of Tottenham for the opening goal after 16 minutes before Chelsea's Tore Andre Flo added a second 11 minutes later.

The Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added a third in the 35th minute, and soon afterwards Flo finished off a fine solo run with his second and Norway's fourth goal of the night.

Georgia scored through Zaza Dzhanashia after 58 minutes, but the goal was scant consolation for the home side. The victory takes Norway to the top of Group Two, ahead of Latvia who were held to a goalless draw by the group's bottom team, Albania, in Riga last night.

Poland, England's rivals in Group Five, registered a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in a friendly in Warsaw last night. Miroslaw Trzeciak and Artur Wichniarek scored the Polish goals.