DUG-OUT DEBUT HODGSON’S OPENING NIGHT

TACTICS
Set-plays will be one of Norway’s weapons tonight and John Arne Riise’s long throw is part of the armoury. Riise will aim for the head of his 6’7” Fulham colleague Brede Hangeland, (1) who will seek to ick on for team-mates such as Mohammed Abdellaoue (2)
Norway England Player movement Ball movement

THREE KEY CONFRONTATIONS
Mohammed Abdellaoue V Joleon Lescott
The forward, who top-scored for Hannover last season to help them reach the Europa League, has been linked with Arsenal and could trouble Lescott this evening

Abdellaoue

1
Hangeland

Riise

Christian Grindheim

V

Steven Gerrard

2
Green

After being reinstalled as captain by Hodgson, Gerrard will come up against a tough-tackling opponent who helped Copenhagen win the Danish Cup last season

vBrede Hangeland

V

Andy Carroll

Hangeland helped Fulham to another top-half nish and his tall frame will be well matched against an in-form Carroll

Last six meetings
Oct 1995 May 1994 June 1993 Norway 0-0 England England 0-0 Norway Norway 2-0 England Oct 1992 Sept 1981 Sept 1980 England 1-1 Norway Norway 2-1 England England 4-0 Norway

305
minutes since England last scored against Norway – David Platt scoring in a 1-1 draw in 1992

England’s record v Norway

PROBABLE TEAMS
Kick-o 7.45pm, Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo TV ITV1/HD Referee M Gräfe (Ger)
NORWAY 4-5-1
JARSTEIN HOGLI HANGELAND DEMIDOV RIISE

WON

ROY’S INTERNATIONAL MANAGERIAL RECORD
Finland (2006-07)
WON DRAWN
LOST

5 3 2

UAE (2002-04)
WON DRAWN
LOST

DRAWN

6
Switzerland (1992-95)
WON

11

5
DRAWN

4
LOST

6

7

BRAATEN

TETTEY

GRINDHEIM PEDERSEN

HUSEKLEPP

ABDELLAOUE CARROLL YOUNG DOWNING GERRARD PARKER WALCOTT

LOST

21
England managers debuts

10

10

WON

9

DRAWN

2 1
LOST

13

Roy Hodgson becomes the 13th permanent England manager

17

BAINES

LESCOTT

JAGIELKA GREEN

JONES

months Roy Hodgson spent managing in Norway – taking charge of Viking between 2004 and 2005

GRAPHIC: JOHN BRADLEY

ENGLAND 4-4-1-1

GRAPHIC: JOHN BRADLEY