Wednesday Sep 3
7 clearances, 88% pass completion: Defender sold by Arsenal shines against England
Former Arsenal academy star Havard Nordtveit was given a chance to impress against England last night and did not let himself down. The versatile 24-year-old featured at centre-back for Norway, and was tasked with helping the Scandinavian side shut out Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and co. To a point, it worked, with England failing to score from open play, their only goal in the 1-0 victory coming when former Manchester City defender Omar Elabdellaoui gave away a penalty for fouling Raheem Sterling.
Olympiakos 2-2 Manchester City (5-4 pens): Pellegrini's men suffer shootout defeat
Stevan Jovetic had earlier continued his purple patch with his fifth tournament goal, while Aleksandar Kolarov scored from the spot after halftime, only for Dimitrios Diamantakos to equalize on both occasions.
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