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Aalesunds FK   1 - 1   Motherwell

Jamie Murphy celebrates his strike against Aalesund in Norway
Murphy is now Motherwell's leading goalscorer in European competition

By Alasdair Lamont
BBC Scotland in Norway

Alexander Mathisen's penalty with the last kick of the ball denied Motherwell a superb victory in their Europa League third round qualifier.

Jamie Murphy's record-breaking goal in 48 minutes had looked likely to be the match winner in the first leg.

The 21-year-old's strike on the turn was his sixth in Europe, taking him one clear of Steve Kirk.

But when Steven Saunders fouled Demar Phillips, Aalesunds's Mathisen levelled the scores in a cruel final twist.

The first goalmouth action came in 12 minutes when the ball dropped invitingly for Motherwell's Tom Hateley 35 yards out.

The midfielder caught it sweetly, and with the sun in his eyes, Anders Lindegaard did well to see the ball behind for a corner.

Shots from outside the box were the order of the day, and Aalesunds came close to opening the scoring when Demar Phillips cut in from the left to smack a ferocious effort off the angle of bar and post.

Motherwell created a terrific opening when Stevie Hammell burst into the box, only to see Lindegaard pull off a fine save, and moments later the keeper was relieved to see Murphy flash a header just wide from Mark Reynolds's cross.

The artificial pitch did not seem to be giving Motherwell any real cause for concern, though the home side were clearly more used to the speed of the surface, using that to good effect at times with some slick passing.

'Well boss Craig Brown made two changes to his line-up at the interval, with Chris Humphrey replacing the ineffectual Forbes, while Bob McHugh came on for John Sutton, who had taken a knock.

The visitors could not have hoped for a better start to the second half. Hateley tricked his way past two men down the right before flashing a low ball across goal.

Mathisen scored a dramatic equaliser form the penalty spot deep into injury-time
Mathisen floored 'Well with a late equaliser to secure a draw for Aalesunds

It reached Humphrey, who managed to knock it back into the path of Murphy, but the young striker still had plenty to do as he turned and rasped a shot low past Lindegaard.

Aalesunds's captain Johan Arneng had failed to stamp his authority on the match, but he almost earned his side a quick equaliser. Good skill took him past a couple of challenges, but Darren Randolph did well to hold on to his low drive from the edge of the box.

Motherwell, and Steven Saunders in particular, breathed a huge sigh of relief after 55 minutes when Magnus Olsen failed to score - or even hit the target - when Saunders tried to chest the ball back to Randolph, but fell woefully short.

That prompted a double change by the Norwegians, with Peter Larsen and Pablo Herrera replaced by Trond Fredriksen and Aalesunds's match-winner on Saturday, Alexander Mathisen.

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Nonetheless, Aalesunds remained subdued, though Phillips rattled a free kick narrowly over Randolph's crossbar on 74 minutes.

Motherwell survived another scare with 10 minutes remaining when Thor Aaroy linked well with Aalesunds's final substitute Fredrik Carlsen.

But when Aaroy picked up the return ball 10 yards from goal, his composure deserted him and Randolph was able to save the weak shot with his legs.

Just as it looked as though Motherwell would earn a terrific victory, Saunders fouled Phillips in the box in injury time, and Mathisen sent Randolph the wrong way to earn a draw for the hosts.

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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Europa Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Aalesunds FK 1-1 Motherwell FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Mathisen (pen) 90+3
  • Murphy 48

Aalesunds FK

  • 13 Lindegaard
  • 05 Jalasto
  • 15 Arnefjord
  • 16 Jaager
  • 06 Olsen (Carlsen 70 yellow card)
  • 10 Arneng
  • 11 Herrera (Mathisen 57)
  • 14 Parr
  • 17 Phillips
  • 19 Larsen (Fredriksen 57)
  • 08 Aaroy

Substitutes

  • 01 Grytebust,
  • 04 Tollas,
  • 23 Ulvestad,
  • 07 Fredriksen,
  • 21 Mathisen,
  • 22 Carlsen,
  • 20 Flotre

Motherwell

  • 01 Randolph
  • 02 Saunders
  • 03 Hammell
  • 04 Reynolds
  • 05 Craigan
  • 06 Hateley
  • 08 Jennings
  • 14 Lasley
  • 09 Murphy
  • 11 Sutton (Humphrey 46)
  • 18 Forbes (McHugh 47)

Substitutes

  • 12 Hollis,
  • 19 Hutchinson,
  • 20 Page,
  • 07 Humphrey,
  • 17 Fitzpatrick,
  • 16 McHugh,
  • 33 Smith
Ref: ToussaintAtt: 8,450
AALESUNDS FK
MOTHERWELL

Possession

  • Aalesunds FK 43%
  • Motherwell 57%

Attempts on target

  • Aalesunds FK 5
  • Motherwell 4

Attempts off target

  • Aalesunds FK 5
  • Motherwell 4

Corners

  • Aalesunds FK 6
  • Motherwell 7

Fouls

  • Aalesunds FK 8
  • Motherwell 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:18 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+1:21 GOAL - Alexander MathisenAalesunds FK 1 - 1 Motherwell Placed penalty taken right-footed by Alexander Mathisen (Aalesund) (top-right of goal), scored.Aalesund 1-1 Motherwell.
  • 90:00+1:21 Foul by Steven Saunders (Motherwell) on Demar Phillips (Aalesund).
  • 90:00+1:06 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 90:00+0:28 Thor Hogne Aaroy (Aalesund) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Darren Randolph (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:06 Attacking throw-in by Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • 89:38 Cross by Johan Arneng (Aalesund), clearance by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 88:34 Foul by Fredrik Carlsen on Steven Saunders, free kick awarded.
  • Correction - 86:44 Foul by Fredrik Carlsen (Aalesund) on Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • Correction - 86:44 Booking Fredrik Carlsen (Aalesund) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 86:44 Demar Phillips produces a cross, Trond Fredriksen takes a shot. Stephen Craigan gets a block in.
  • 86:44 Booking Fredrik Carlsen (Aalesund) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:44 Cross by Demar Phillips (Aalesund), shot by Trond Fredriksen (Aalesund) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell).
  • 86:09 Cross by Tom Hateley (Motherwell), blocked by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund).
  • 84:59 Attacking throw-in by Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • 82:47 Foul by Robert McHugh (Motherwell) on Trond Fredriksen (Aalesund). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 82:25 Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • Correction - 82:07 Cross by Alexander Mathisen (Aalesund), shot by Trond Fredriksen (Aalesund) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 82:07 Cross by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund), shot by Trond Fredriksen (Aalesund) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 81:05 Attacking throw-in by Johan Arneng (Aalesund).
  • 80:28 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 79:38 Shot by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund).
  • 79:23 Attacking throw-in by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).
  • 77:22 Cross by Demar Phillips (Aalesund), resulting in open play.
  • 76:20 Goal kick taken long by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund).
  • 75:38 Shot by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) to centre, clearance by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 73:20 Shot by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 71:35 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Johan Arneng (Aalesund) to centre, foul by Robert McHugh (Motherwell) on Fredrik Carlsen (Aalesund). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 70:51 Foul by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) on Alexander Mathisen (Aalesund). Free kick crossed right-footed by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 70:18 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 69:23 Substitution Aalesund substitution: Magnus Sylling Olsen replaced by Fredrik Carlsen (tactical).
  • 69:23 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 68:20 Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 67:13 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Johan Arneng (Aalesund) to centre, clearance by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell). Defending throw-in by Johan Arneng (Aalesund).
  • 66:24 Attacking throw-in by Demar Phillips (Aalesund).
  • 66:01 Foul by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) on Jonathan Parr (Aalesund). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 65:55 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 65:41 Defending throw-in by Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • 64:02 Cross by Johan Arneng (Aalesund), clearance by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell).
  • 63:25 Robert McHugh (Motherwell) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 62:00 Foul by Daniel Arnefjord (Aalesund) on Robert McHugh (Motherwell). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from left channel, clearance by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 61:44 Cross by Magnus Sylling Olsen (Aalesund), clearance by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 61:00 Foul by Steve Jennings (Motherwell) on Johan Arneng (Aalesund). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Magnus Sylling Olsen (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 60:45 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 59:53 Foul by Thor Hogne Aaroy (Aalesund) on Darren Randolph (Motherwell). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Darren Randolph (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 58:55 Shot by Johan Arneng (Aalesund) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Mark Reynolds (Motherwell). Cross by Johan Arneng (Aalesund), clearance by Steven Saunders (Motherwell). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 57:08 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 56:02 Substitution Aalesund substitution: Peter Orry Larsen replaced by Trond Fredriksen (tactical).
  • 56:02 Substitution Aalesund substitution: Pablo Herrera replaced by Alexander Mathisen (tactical).
  • 55:54 Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 53:05 Attacking throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 52:28 Shot by Johan Arneng (Aalesund) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 51:13 Defending throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).Tom Hateley (Motherwell) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 47:09 GOAL - Jamie MurphyAalesunds FK 0 - 1 Motherwell Goal by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Aalesund 0-1 Motherwell.
  • 47:09 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to centre, shot by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), resulting in open play.
  • 46:37 Substitution Motherwell substitution: Ross Forbes replaced by Robert McHugh (tactical).
  • Correction - 45:51 Foul by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund) on Chris Humphrey (Motherwell). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:51 Foul by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund) on Chris Humphrey (Motherwell). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by John Sutton (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:24 Substitution Motherwell substitution: John Sutton replaced by Chris Humphrey (tactical).
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:17 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:41 Foul by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) on Daniel Arnefjord (Aalesund). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play. Cross by Pablo Herrera (Aalesund), header by Thor Hogne Aaroy (Aalesund) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 44:03 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) to centre, clearance by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. Shot by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) volleyed right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 42:20 Attacking throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 41:30 Shot by Peter Orry Larsen (Aalesund) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 39:12 Cross by Magnus Sylling Olsen (Aalesund), clearance by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell).
  • 37:04 Foul by Peter Orry Larsen (Aalesund) on Steven Saunders (Motherwell). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Darren Randolph (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 35:56 Defending throw-in by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund).
  • 35:32 Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • Correction - 34:50 Foul by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) on Johan Arneng (Aalesund). Free kick taken right-footed by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 34:50 Foul by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) on Johan Arneng (Aalesund). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 34:29 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 33:54 Attacking throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 33:13 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) to centre, clearance by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell).
  • 32:29 Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 31:52 Foul by Steve Jennings (Motherwell) on Johan Arneng (Aalesund). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Peter Orry Larsen (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 30:55 Cross by Demar Phillips (Aalesund), save (punched) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell). Cross by Demar Phillips (Aalesund), clearance by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell).
  • 29:55 Foul by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund) on Tom Hateley (Motherwell). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 28:51 Attacking throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 28:07 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 27:33 Shot by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 27:33 Shot by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 27:10 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 26:39 Pablo Herrera (Aalesund) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Darren Randolph (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 25:29 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 24:40 Attacking throw-in by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund).
  • 22:51 Foul by Steven Saunders (Motherwell) on Magnus Sylling Olsen (Aalesund). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Arnefjord (Aalesund) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 21:11 Foul by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) on Stephen Craigan (Motherwell). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Darren Randolph (Motherwell) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 20:21 Cross by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund), clearance by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell).
  • 20:02 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 19:42 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 19:13 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Parr (Aalesund).
  • 17:10 Cross by Pablo Herrera (Aalesund), save (caught) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 16:40 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 15:36 Foul by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) on Jonathan Parr (Aalesund). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Enar Jaager (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:57 Shot by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), hit post.
  • 13:40 Goal kick taken long by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 11:14 Foul by Magnus Sylling Olsen (Aalesund) on Steven Saunders (Motherwell). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Darren Randolph (Motherwell) from right wing, resulting in open play. Shot by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) volleyed right-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (tipped round post) by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tom Hateley (Motherwell) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 10:40 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 10:06 Shot by Ross Forbes (Motherwell) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 9:39 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 8:11 Attacking throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 6:54 Foul by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell) on Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund). Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Anders Lindegaard (Aalesund) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 6:40 Cross by Johan Arneng (Aalesund), save (caught) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 5:55 Defending throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 5:31 Defending throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 4:37 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Demar Phillips (Aalesund) to centre, save (caught) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 4:12 Attacking throw-in by Johan Arneng (Aalesund).
  • 3:34 Shot by Ville Jalasto (Aalesund) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Stephen Craigan (Motherwell). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Daniel Arnefjord (Aalesund) to centre, save (punched) by Darren Randolph (Motherwell).
  • 3:16 Attacking throw-in by Magnus Sylling Olsen (Aalesund).
  • 1:16 Attacking throw-in by Enar Jaager (Aalesund).
  • 1:00 Attacking throw-in by Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • 0:28 Attacking throw-in by Steven Saunders (Motherwell).
  • 0:01 Defending throw-in by Stevie Hammell (Motherwell).
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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