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The Stabæk coach expelled after “track storming”: – Unacceptable behaviour

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Of NTB | 23.04.2024 21:00:28

Sport: Both Karina Sævik and Iris Omarsdottir scored their fourth goals of the season when Vålerenga beat Stabæk 3-2 at home in the Toppserien on Tuesday.

But the match’s most special event happened well into overtime when Stabæk coach Jönsson stormed onto the field and tackled Sævik. The ball had been out of play, and the coach tried to prevent the Vålerenga player from wasting time. It culminated in a red card.

– It was overtime and I’m trying to get hold of the ball to get a quick throw-in. The ball had been clearly out and I went a meter out onto the field to catch it. I wanted to get the game going. It was overtime and Vålerenga kicked the ball away to let time run out, he adds NRK.

– I have not dealt with a Vålerenga player and a Vålerenga player has not dealt with me. I went a meter outside of where I was supposed to be, to get the game going again.

The coach then tried to give fourth referee Marti Skurdal a hug to apologize.

– Jönsson runs onto the field, and that automatically gives a red card. He is not allowed to do that. He reacts and gives a kind of hug, that is not acceptable behaviour, says head judge Veronika Fjeldvær to NRK.

– I think it’s a behavior we don’t need to have on the football pitch, says fourth referee Skurdal.

Vålerenga’s home win on Tuesday came after scores by Olaug Tvedten, Ylinn Tennebø and Sævik, who scored his fourth goal of the season. For the guests, striker talent Omarsdottir was responsible for both netizens. The 20-year-old, like Sævik, has scored four times this season.

Stabæk has six points after two wins and three losses so far. Vålerenga have a bid against Lyn this weekend, while Stabæk will be visited by Brann.

Six minutes later, Sævik went to the ground after a duel, but the striker got up quickly and was on the spot when the pass from Tvedten arrived. The ball then knocked Sævik into the roof of the net.

In the second half, the hosts increased their lead when Tennebø sent off a well-placed shot on a pass from Sævik.

With five minutes remaining, Omarsdottir reduced the score with the game’s last goal.

The match was originally to be played in September, but was brought forward to facilitate Vålerenga’s participation in the championship qualification. With Tuesday’s victory, Vålerenga and Rosenborg are at the top with twelve points, but VIF has a better goal difference. Røa then follows with nine.

The first three goals were scored before 23 minutes had been played in Oslo. First Tvedten sent the hosts into the lead alone with Stabæk goalkeeper Sunniva Skoglund, but only three minutes later Omarsdottir equalized. The shot went through VIF goalkeeper Tove Enblom and into the net.

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