While the U. The young Americans responded valiantly just six minutes later with some beautiful combination play to work the ball across the field to forward Tim Weah, who sent a cross into the six-yard box for Brandon Servania, who hammered it home. Ukraine found the eventual game-winner on a header off of a corner kick in the 51st minute, and while the USA searched for an equalizer down the stretch the well-organized Ukraine defense held strong against any potential chances.
A sensational goal formed part of a tremendous NZ performance.
Just too good for the European side. New Zealand played better football and created a tin more chances and top the group with a game to play against the impressive Uruguay. Norway pushing for a goal but NZ breakout through Singh, he dribbles a good 60 yards, before popping a curled shot over the keeper but also over the bar.
Cacace, who has been sublime, darts down the left, beating two defenders, he finds Just, who drives in a low cross from just inside the box for Waine, but Kitolano gets in front, however his touch deflects the ball into the net.
NZ Norway look dangerous on the breakout, but quite frankly this NZ side is simply better in quality.
Wow, wow, wow, wow. What a strike from the defencive midfielder. Good possession for NZ through Bell and Singh on the edge of the box Bell lays a pass back to Stensness who is a good 35 yards out - he hits it first time and it smashes into the roof of the net less than a second later.
What a goal from the young man.
NZ on their way to the knockout stages if the score remains the same. But they are dominating at the moment. Sarpreet Singh with a weaving run is eventually brought down by a defender.
Norway getting success through long-balls to Haland but NZ are scrambling well at the back. Bell is fouled on the edge of the box Just takes it quickly and Waine cracks a shot to Lund's left but he parries the ball away. Great save that.
NZ win an early free kick inside their own half. Half time: All square at the half. NZ with the better of possession but Norway created a couple good chances.
Cacace and Sarpreet Singh were both excellent for the young All Whites. Haland breaks the offside line and is away down the left but he decides to pass instead of shoot and it's a poor effport as Svendsen steps over himself and NZ clear.
Singh the likely taker. They are keeping the ball well and living in Norway's half at the moment. The Nix fullback skins three defenders, skips onto his right foot and drills a low shot to the right of the GK, but Lund saves well.
Corner comes to nothing.
Norway defend the corner well and they clear. Great ball in from Vetlesen and fullback Borchgrevink guides it goal wards but it's just wide. Taking a bit too long to clear the ball - as Erling Haland closes him down but the ball deflects over for a goal kick.
Then it happens a gain a few seconds later. Stensness, Singh and Bell all prominent before Waine earns a corner. Following their historic win over Honduras on the weekend, this young All Whites side can book their spot in the knockout phase with a positive result this morning.