England Women 1-1 Norway LIVE! Lionesses friendly result, match stream and latest updates today

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England Women vs Norway LIVE!

The Lionesses rounded off a memorable 2022 with a friendlyd draw in Murcia. A warm-weather training camp has allowed Sarina Wiegman to check out some new faces and continue to build towards next summer’s World Cup.

England broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark, when Daly headed home after being expertly picked out by a Chloe Kelly cross.

Norway were reduced to 10 players after 70 minutes when Anja Stonstevold was sent off following a second yellow card for a foul on Nikita Parris. Despite being a player down, Norway equalised after a catastrophic error from goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck. A probing long ball brought the goalkeeper off her line but she missed her attempted clearance, allowing Frida Maanum to slot home.

England Women vs Norway highlights

  • GOAL! Daly heads opener

  • RED CARD! Sonstevold sent off

  • GOAL! Maanum pounces on error

Thanks for joining us!

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A disappointing end to the game for England but a fantastic year that ends, at the very least, unbeaten.

Recap the action with our match report!


Watch the leveller

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Full time! England 1-1 Norway

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Another good cross from the left evades everyone... and that’s the game.

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90+3 mins: Stanway lofts a free-kick deep and it meets a Norwegian head.

It comes back though as Toone and Russo link up, the striker’s dangerous cross forcing some decent last-ditch defending.

Finally, a cross from the left pings off Russo too soon and bounces wide.

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90 mins: Four added minutes...

Can the Lionesses cap 2022 with a late winner?

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89 mins: Smart first play from Robinson as she darts down the right and crosses well for Kelly, who arrives second best and commits a foul as the ball is cleared.

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85 mins: A pause with Mikalsen requiring treatment but she’s back up and ready to play on.

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82 mins: That left wing, through Toone, Charles and Kelly, looks the best area for England again.

Brighton forward Robinson, 20, now comes on for her debut. Parris comes off.

GGGOOOOAAALLLL!!! England 1-1 Norway | Maanum

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79 mins: Roebuck misses her kick and the finish for Maanum is simple!

What a sickener for the Lionesses.

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77 mins: Daly has done it all tonight and looks to have caught her knee diving in in defensive duties, now in more of a natural right-back role.

She’ll carry on as England break and Russo combines nicely with Kelly, a deflected shot winning a corner.


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72 mins: Sonstevold downs Parris once again, a clear cynical foul... and a second booking!


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70 mins: Parris gets a good connection on a cross from the left to force Mikalsen into action, and she almost lets it through her grasp.

Surely, a second would end this as a contest.

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66 mins: Sonstevold takes a very clear booking for arriving second to a loose ball as Parris threatened a break.

The England winger, after a moment to compose herself, is able to carry on.

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64 mins: Good work by Charles on the left finds Toone, who jinks back to her left before a shot-cross curls away from goal.

It looks like three at the back for England after that change.

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62 mins: Wiegman turns to her bench again and Greenwood is the player departing.

That may mean a tactical rejig.

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60 mins: The Lionesses looking to calm things down with a spell on the ball.

Norway bring Arsenal’s Maanum on for Naalsund.


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56 mins: A fine diving stop from Roebuck, a little bit of a camera save perhaps, denies Reiten’s free kick.

A solid spell for Norway, this.


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55 mins: Poor from England as Greenwood gets caught on the ball and Zelem lays a far too weak backpass towards Roebuck.

The goalkeeper smothers the shot and a scramble only leads to a corner.

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53 mins: Stunning, if not obviously deliberate, control from Blakstad on the left wing is followed up by a poor pass and England break.

It’s shifted wide to Kelly who stabs a shot goalwards at an awkward angle, and it goes wide.

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50 mins: Kelly to Daly again proves England’s best route to goal, the striker just getting crowded out as she leapt for a cross and it’s given as a goal kick.


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47 mins: Another quick move from Norway reaches Eikeland and the Reading midfielder’s attempt to curl it home ends up a yard wide - even if it had Roebuck sprawling.

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46 mins: Kelly, whose delivery has been excellent, is straight on the front foot and puts another decent ball in that the goalkeeper gathers from a dangerous area.


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Morgan, Stanway and Zelem replace Bright, Walsh and James for England.

Stanway takes the armband.

Norway bring on Blakstad.

Second half coming up!

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Will Wiegman go to her bench for a few more fresh faces?

The stats

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That late flurry put England level on five shots apiece with Norway, having only mustered one in the first half hour.

Daly’s shot is one of two on target, compared to one from Norway.

England lead the possession stakes 69 to 31 per cent, plus corners two to one.

First-half highlights

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Daly’s goal is the moment of the match so far.

Half time! England 1-0 Norway

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45 mins: No added time and the end of the Lionesses attack signals the end of the first half.

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42 mins: One big question is what do Norway do now a goal down? Not yet committing lots of players forward, they are looking a little more keen to attack since the goal.

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37 mins: Parris, now operating on the left, looks to find Daly in the middle and an awkward header doesn’t threaten.

Can England grab a second before the break?

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36 mins: A bit more zip about England now and Daly picks out a shot from range, although it drifts wide with it covered by the goalkeeper.

GGGOOOOAAALLLL!!! England 1-0 Norway | Daly

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A lovely cross from Kelly out deep picks out the makeshift striker perfectly, and the header is past the goalkeeper in a flash.

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32 mins: Haavi continues to cause problems down Norway’s left and the cross lands in the D for a thumped shot off-target.

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30 mins: Much better from England!

James shows off her trademark piece of skill to send her marker for an ice cream, forging half a yard to drill an effort from outside the box.

It’s straight at the keeper, however. Still, an improvement from the Lionesses.

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28 mins: An opening for Toone 20 yards out but a little hesitancy sees the chance drift away, Parris laying off an underhit ball to Le Tissier that leads to a Norway free-kick.

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25 mins: Into the second period of the first half, England only managing one shot despite 70 per cent of possession.

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22 mins: Those counters are certainly threatening and Le Tissier gives the ball away for a break that Greenwood repels.

The youngster is caught out again quickly and a better pass finds Reiten, whose attempt to pass the ball home falls just wide.

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18 mins: Really good play from Kelly to spin her marker and cross as she’s sent tumbling to the ground.

Just the lack of a central presence up front though.

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15 mins: A very curious backpass is sent Mikalsen’s way and the Norway defence is lucky that Daly can only divert the clearance wide as she does a good job of closing it down.

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12 mins: Norway doing a good job on James in the central attacking midfield role so far, the ball being forced out wide where Kelly and Parris look the Lionesses’ main threat.

The Man City star wins a corner, which is drilled in low on a training ground routine that is quickly cleared.

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9 mins: First glimpse of the box for England as Parris is hit with a quick ball, yet the defender Sonstevold gets across well.

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7 mins: Already a couple of worries for England as Norway look effective on the break, but just lack the delivery on this break as Greenwood gets across well.

The possession is with the Lionesses, little in the way of attacking movement though.

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5 mins: Norway are setting up deep with a 4-5-1, Reiten and Eikeland of the WSL in midfield.

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3 mins: Having started at right-back, it’s Daly leading the line with James in behind.

Le Tissier is on the right of defence tonight and she has to rush back early as Haavi breaks the line, forcing a save from Roebuck.

The corner is scrambled clear.


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After a presentation for the lino’s final game, we’re underway for England vs Norway!

Lots of action about tonight

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It’s the women’s international break with Portugal hosting Costa Rica and Canada taking on Brazil among the best of the action.

The Netherlands face Denmark and Spain host Japan not far from England’s game, down the road in Seville.

Here come the players!

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A good turnout at the small Pinatar Arena are ready for this game.

That’s Ella impressive!

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In 13 starts for England, Ella Toone has bagged 11 goals and six assists.

That includes netting past Japan last week and the Lionesses have won 11 of those games - without tasting defeat.

And she’s in the XI tonight...

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Japan highlights

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It was a special one for Jess Park in England’s 4-0 win over Japan earlier in this training camp.

She became the first player born in 2001 to score a goal for England in all competitions - and the youngest since Georgia Stanway in 2019!

Park is on the bench tonight.

Euros win not important tonight, says Wiegman

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Sarina Wiegman will tell her players to forget about the summer’s 8-0 romp past Norway when the two teams meet tonight.

“We expected a different Norway when we played them [in the Euros]," said Wiegman.

“We played really well and they didn’t have a good day, so then it can go to 8-0. I think now they have changed. They have changed coaches, they have changed their style of play. They are a little more defensive, or put a little more emphasis on their defence.

“We expect a very different game. They have some other players, they have another coach, they have a little different style of play, another shape.”

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England and Norway’s last meeting

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It’s quite hard to forget this one...

Step aside, Jill Scott!

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Rachel Daly and Millie Bright have some TV ambitions of their own…

Not all plane sailing for England

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Norway have won nine of their 13 matches against England played outside of the UK (drawing one).

This is their first such meeting since September 2019 when they won a friendly in Bergen 2-1.

Head-to-head stat

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How’s that for a turnaround! A real example of England’s rise over the past decade.

Wiegman on diversity of England team

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Sarina Wiegman has this month been speaking of the need to increase the Lionesses diversity.

“I would love to see more black players in the team,” she said ahead of the camp in Spain.

“For me, with the senior squad, the process is done already, so I pick the best players – whoever that is, I’ll pick the best players to perform.

“But I do think we need to do more and the FA is doing more, to give access to everyone that wants to play football.”

Le Tissier gets her debut

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Exciting Manchester United defender Maya Le Tissier makes the line-up as Sarina Wiegman keeps Niamh Charles in on the opposite side of the defence.

Alex Greenwood will likely slot in at centre-back, pushing Rachel Daly into the attack.

Nikita Parris and Lauren James also get a start.

Tonight’s Norway team...

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Norway XI: Mikalsen; Bjelde, Bergsvand, Harviken, Sonstevold; Naasland, Engen, Reiten, Eikeland; Haug, Haavi.

How the Lionesses line up...

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England XI: Roebuck; Le Tissier, Bright, Greenwood, Charles; Walsh, Toone; Parris, Kelly, Daly; James.

Subs: Earps, Stanway, Zelem, Morgan, Salmon, Park, Russo, Robinson, MacIver, George.

Team news up next!

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We’re about to find out the starting XIs in Murcia...

Match odds

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England: 1/9

Draw: 6/1

Norway 12/1

Odds via Betfair.

The Lionesses are in the building!

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Rachel Daly looking like she means business, as per.

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Evening Standard score prediction

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England should come through this one unscathed but the friendly nature will likely mean no repeat of the 8-0 summer scoreline.

A 3-1 England win.

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Predicted England XI: Earps; Daly, Bright, Greenwood, Charles; Stanway, Walsh, Toone; James, Russo, Kelly.

Early Norway team news

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Norway lost to France on Friday and could rotate to allow Barcelona midfielder Ingrid Syrstad Engen or Tottenham young forward Celin Bizet Ildhusoy a start.

Chelsea star Guro Reiten should start, alongside Arsenal’s Frida Maanum.

No Beth Mead tonight

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England are also missing Euros hero Beth Mead, who withdrew from the squad after the Japan win due to family circumstances.

Early England team news

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Lucy Bronze is out after testing positive for Covid before the Japan game.

Arsenal defender Lotte Wubben-Moy is out with a muscle injury.

Maya Le Tissier, Ebony Salmon, Jess Park and Katie Robinson are just some of the young stars hoping for a spot in the XI.

Team news expected soon!

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Who will Sarina Wiegman pick for tonight’s game?

Let’s have a rundown on who is in the running...

How to watch

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TV channel: The game will be broadcast on ITV4, with coverage starting at 6.15pm for a 7pm GMT kick-off.

Live stream: A live stream can be accessed on the ITV Hub.

Hello and welcome!

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England Women face Norway tonight in a friendly to round off a brilliant 2022 for the Lionesses.

We’re in the Spanish city of Murcia and the Pinatar Arena for this one, with kick-off at 7pm GMT.

Join us right here for all the build-up, match action and reaction.

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