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Draw disappoints Norway's coach

Norway manager Age Hareide
Hariede felt Norway's performance merited a win

Norway coach Age Hareide says his side had enough chances to win their World Cup qualifer against Scotland.

Hareide's side now have two points from two games following the scoreless draw at Hampden, where Chris Iwelemo missed an open goal for the home side.

"I felt we deserved all three points," he said. "We had most of the chances.

"Scotland had a big chance, but we had chances in the first half. At the end, John Carew and Steffen Iversen could have sealed the three points."

Iwulemo's missed chance came during a much-improved second-half performance for the Scots, with the Norwegians having had more effort before the interval.

"From the bench, our goal looked very open for their chance and he must have miscued that ball completely, but that's football sometimes," said Hareide.

We should be happy with a point - Carew

Carew was at the heart of Norway's best attacks and had mixed feelings over the results.

"It was a weird match," said the Aston Villa striker. "We created a lot of chances.

"Normally, we would have scored two or three goals, but Scotland had the biggest chance.

"So, in the end, maybe we should be satisfied with one point but still disappointed that we couldn't score with all the possibilities we had.

"I don't know what happened in the second half. Scotland took over even though our counter attacks were good and we created two or three great chances and could've scored."


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