Last Updated: 12/11/11 4:55pm
FULL TIME: The Wales revival continues under manager Gary Speed. Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy had put the hosts 2-0 up before Wayne Hennessey's mistake allowed Erik Huseklepp to reply for Norway. However, substitute Sam Vokes then hit a quick-fire double in the closing minutes. The third was a magnificent counter-attacking goal while the fourth was a defensive mistake. Excellent display and a fine result in the end.
SUBSTITUTIONS: David Edwards and Andy King replace Craig Bellamy and Aaron Ramsey to a standing ovation.
Awful defending by Norway as they allow Vokes to win the ball and fire home from 25-yards. The substitute is now on a hat-trick would you believe.
Fantastic counter-attacking by Wales as Craig Bellamy picks out Gareth Bale and he slides the ball across for Vokes to finish at the far post. That's his first International goal in two years!
Ashley Williams does well against the impressive Daniel Braaten. The big man has done well since he came on.
Norway are stepping up now as they look to get that goal to draw level, but the Welsh seem happy to counter attack.
Neil Monticelli wanted to know the attendance and I can tell you Neil that it's a little over 12,000, although it sounds more like 25,000 with the band playing in the background. And the referee is Gerhard Grobelnik from Austria.
Bellamy makes some hard running once again in the channel but his cross is denied by some smart defending.
Just before those changes, Bellamy went on one of those surging runs but he failed to pick out Bale in the middle. Fine run though.
The visitors keep a bit of possession now, although they're not exactly making any strides up the park.
Gary Speed looks a worried man now and is standing on the touchline urging his players to get a grip on the game.
At the other end Huseklepp makes a fine run before picking out Pedersen, but the Blackburn midfielder's shot is just wide of goal.
Adam Matthews plays a wonderful pass to Bellamy but he fails to pick out Vokes as Brede Hangeland picks off the pass.
Bale's long throw bounces all the way across for Bellamy on the fire side, but the Liverpool man fires his effort into the side netting from an acute angle.
Unfortunately it's a howler by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey as he fails to collect Morten Gamst Pedersen's through ball, fumbling it onto Andrew Crofts' shins which allows Huseklepp to slide the ball into an empty net. The sort of goal you wouldn't even see on a Sunday morning pitch. Oh dear!
Andrew Crofts turns into trouble now allowing Simen Brenne to win the ball, but his shot fails to trouble Hennessey.
Olsen, by the way, is the same age as Sir Alex Ferguson and although he was due to retire at the end of their Euro qualifying campaign, has been given a new three-and-a-half-year year contract to take them through to the next World Cup.
Egil Olsen doesn't look too pleased with his side's display so far as 'The Barry Hornes' as they're called, play away in the background.
SUBSTITUTION: Norway make their third change of the game as Simen Brenne replaces Christian Grindheim.
Wales seemed to have continued where they have left off in the first-half and are keeping possession of the ball. Speed has obviously modelled his approach on the Barcelona style of play.
Darcy Blake makes a crunching tackle on Morten Gamst Pedersen and referee Gerhard Grobelnik blows his whistle for a foul. Seemed like a good old fashioned challenge to me!
We're underway in the second half then and Norway have made some half-time changes, which I will let you know.
HALF TIME: Brilliant performance so far by Wales and they deservedly lead Norway at the break. Gareth Bale broke the deadlock with a fierce left-foot finish for his sixth International goal. And just minutes later, Craig Bellamy bagged his first goal in eight Internationals with a stunning right-foot curler. The Norwegians have rarely threatened, but when they did, Mohammed Abdellaoue was unlucky to see his 30-yard shot strike the post. Let's hope for more of the same in the second half.
Fulham's Brede Hangeland is up for this as Riise swings it over, but nobody reads it and the ball travels straight out of play on the far side.
Bellamy looks to take on full-back Espen Ruud down the left, but this time the defender stands up well and wins a goalkick.
Both managers agreed that either side can make up to six changes each, so expect plenty of changes in the second half.
Alexander Tettey is being allowed much more time in the middle of the park although he brings Ramsey down for a free-kick.
Remember, Norway have won 14 out of their last 20 games under Egil Olsen. They only lost away to Portugal and Denmark in their Euro qualifying group.
Norway break away from the corner and Adam Matthews has to make a fine challenge to deny Huseklepp a clear run on goal.
Bellamy finds all sorts of space before slipping a lovely ball through for Steve Morison, but the striker's goalbound effort is well blocked for a corner.
Ashley Williams sets Bellamy away down the left once again and the Liverpool man looks to cut inside once again but Norway defend better this time and Riise searches for the run of Abdellaoue.
Chris Gunter does well to win the ball deep in his own half but is then felled. That was a shame because Wales were looking to counter-attack quickly.
Norway have finally come alive, but they've got a long way to go. They've lost three out of their last four away games but they have defeated Republic of Ireland in Dublin.
Wayne Hennessey was a beaten man with that strike. He's scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for his club side Hannover and is clearly showing his form today.
Off the post! This is better stuff from Norway now and out of nothing Mohamed Abdellaoue hits a stunning strike from 30-yards, which hits the base of the post and comes out.
Morten Gamst Pedersen shows a bit of quality on the far side and now Erik Huseklepp sweeps the ball across the field. Neat play by the Portsmouth man.
The band is playing 'Always look on the bright side of life' and that just about sums up the Norway performance so far although they're seeing more of the ball now.
Knut Olav Halseth from Norway says: "The goal was a howler by our goalie Jarstein, he shouldn't have let in that one, as it was his corner. Oucch, 2-0, we're really struggling here!"
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Norway, who are a very decent side, are struggling and it's getting to John Arne Riise, who concedes a needless corner.
And there you have it! Another magnificent goal as Bellamy picks up the ball on halfway before surging forward and cutting inside before unleashing a stunning right-foot curler past Rune Jarstein.
It's been a dream start by Gary Speed's side and Norway are happy to back off. Another goal could be on the cards here.
There's only one team in this game and it's the side which has an average age of 24, and they're showing how fit they are with 73 per cent possession.
Brilliant goal by Bale as he scores for the third International in a row. Adam Matthews dinks a neat ball forward, which the Spurs man chests off for Steve Morison, and he plays him through and the full-back smashes his shot past Rune Jarstein at his near post.
Now Wales have a free-kick and Craig Bellamy whips one in with his right-foot, but Aaron Ramsey gets a touch to the ball with his head but it fails to trouble goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.
John Arne Riise gets a touch. This is his 100th cap for Norway, equalling Henning Berg's number of caps. Great to see the former Liverpool and Roma man still playing at the highest level.
Chris Gunter's pass to Ashley Williams is a poor one, but the defender still manages to clear his lines.
You can sense the confidence of these Wales players. Norway have yet to get any real possession because the hosts are simply dominating.
Very bright start from the Welsh and there's a carnival atmosphere here with a crowd of around 15,000.
And a couple of early chance for the hosts as Joe Allen's shot is blocked and then after two consecutive corners, Andrew Crofts drives his effort just wide.
Courtenay Hamilton steps forward to sing the anthems. Her final duty of the year as Miss Wales folks!
Norway have won 14 out of their last 20 Internationals, so it's going to be a tough task for Wales today. Don't forget, if you'd like to air your views before or during the match, email Raz...that's me! at email@example.com and I'll publish as many as I can.
The atmosphere is building up nicely. The pitch is in good condition, so let's hope for plenty of goals. The side ranked 24th in the World take on Wales, who are now ranked 45th, a massive improvement for Gary Speed's side.
Let's have a look at the betting with SKY BET. If you fancy a flutter on the game, then why not take a look at some of these odds. Wales are 6/4 while Norway are 9/5 and the draw is 9/4. Craig Bellamy and Steve Morison are both favourites to bag the first goal. They're both are placed at 6/1 while Aaron Ramsey is 20/1 to bag a brace. Meanwhile, Norway's Mohammed Abdellaoue is a 6/1 shot or how about Morten Gamst Pedersen to score first? Well, he's a 12/1 shot. I'm going for a pre-match prediction of 2-1, which is 9/1. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your bets.
WALES: Hennessey, Gunter, Matthews, Williams, Blake, Allen, Crofts, Ramsey, Bale, Bellamy, Morison. SUBS: Price, Nyatanga, Edwards, King, Robson-Kanu, Vokes, Earnshaw.
NORWAY: Jarstein, Ruud, Waehler, Hangeland, Riise, Pedersen, Tettey, Grindheim, Jenssen, Abdellaoui, Huseklepp. SUBS: Pettersen, Vilsvik, Demidov, Brenne, Sorum, Parr, Braaten.
Norway, meanwhile, were unlucky to miss out on a play-off place for Euro 2012, finishing third in their group behind Portugal despite finishing on the same points. Their head coach Egil Olsen has no injury concerns going into this game.
Wales will be looking to win a third successive game for the first time in more than three years. Gary Speed's side lost their opening four matches of Euro 2012 qualifying but finished the campaign strongly and are in good form. England will testify to that after their narrow 1-0 win at Wembley back in September.
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