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Sørloth Scores As Norway Beat Iceland

4 June 2018

History repeated itself on Saturday as Alexander Sørloth scored in Norway's 3-2 win against Iceland - exactly the same way he registered his first international goal.

Back in 2016 the Palace striker struck against Iceland in Oslo in a 3-2 win for the hosts, and on the weekend he repeated the feat in Reykjavik to double his international goal tally and clinch a win for Lars Lagerbeck's team.

Before Sørloth had entered the fray in the 71st minute, Bjorn Johnsen had opened the scoring for Norway, but Iceland - preparing for their first ever World Cup appearance -  got themselves in front with goals either side of half-time through Alfred Finnbogason and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

However, following Sørloth's introduction, Bournemouth attacker Joshua King equalised with 10 minutes to play, and then five minutes later the Eagles hitman controlled the ball in the box and coolly fired into the bottom corner to snatch a win for the visitors.

Norway face another World Cup debutant on Wednesday night when they face Panama in Oslo, when Sørloth will be looking to add to his 13 caps.

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