Last Updated: 17/11/10 9:37pm
The referee blows his whistle for full-time. Norway have won this match 2-1 and they just about deserve it after a strong second half display. The Republic will need to improve when they resume their bid to reach Eurio 2012.
Fahey's weak effort from the edge of the box is easily cleared. Norway look set to claim victory with not much additional time expected.
Hunt's cross from the left is headed away from Long by Hangeland. This has turned into a frustrating night for the Republic after a very bright start.
Not long for the Republic to bounce back and bag an equaliser as Hunt's cross from the left is headed clear.
Huseklepp has been Norway's best player after the break and deserves his goal. He has looked to create something when other player have failed to get involved.
GOAL HUSEKLEPP! Norway move ahead as Pedersen's low cross from the left is turned home by Huseklepp at the far post. The Republic failed to stop that move developing.
Hauger finds himself in space on the edge of the Republic box but he follows the example of Huseklepp and sends the ball over the top of the bar.
Norway are now dominating the possession. They are failing to test Given but they will be pleased with this display.
Will Seamus Coleman appear for the Republic before this match ends? He has impressed for Everton this season.
Fahey cuts out a pass from Pedersen on the edge of the Republic box. That brings dull period of Norway possession to an end.
Hunt's cross from the left is headed back to Pettersen by Hangeland as he beats Walters in the air. Not much to report as this match peters out.
This match is in a lull. Both sides are looking to create chances but the tempo has dropped and the crowd are keeping quiet.
John Arne Riise sees his driven effort from the edge of the Republic box blocked by Whelan. Good defending from the midfielder.
Hunt's corner from the left is punched away from the Norway box by Pettersen. Not the most convincing goalkeeping ever seen.
McGeady knocks Pedersen to the ground with a late challenge to give Norway a free-kick in their own half.
McGeady's corner from the left doesn't cause any panic in the Norway box as the ball drifts out of play for a throw-in on the opposite flank.
This always seems to happen in international friendlies. The game is bright and open for the first houl before the tempo drops when changes are made. Hopefully the rest of this match can buck the trend.
Walters' powerful cross from the right is narrowly turned wide of goal by McGeady at the near post. There wasn't much time for the winger to react.
Cunningham looks to get this match going again as he cuts in from the left and sends a driven shot at goal. It doesn't get there as Hangeland produces a block.
A low cross from Pedersen is knocked away from the Republic box by O'Shea. Slow build-up play from Norway to create that opportunity.
Fahey's free-kick is scrambled by Norway to McGeady on the edge of the box. The winger scuffs his effort and drives the ball wide of Pettersen's right hand post.
The tempo of this match has dropped in the last five minutes. Both sides are keeping possession without getting close to goal.
It will be interesting to see how the Republic perform for the rest of this match. They failed to build on a bright start to the first half. Can they keep this decent opening going?
Duff's corner from the left is headed clear by Pedersen at the near post. Both sides are evenly matched tonight.
Awful defending from Waehler allows Long the chance to nip in and win the ball from the defender. The striker takes control before sending a low shot straight at Pettersen.
Huseklepp continues to look much more lively after the break as his low cross from the right is scrambled clear by O'Dea.
Huseklepp goes close again as he sends a driven effort from the edge of the box straight at Given. This match is still open and providing entertainment for the fans.
Huseklepp attempts to dink the ball over Given from the edge of the box but the goalkeeper is equal to the challenge and swats the ball away from danger.
It is now raining in Dublin. It will be interesting to see how the conditions and changes alter the rest of the rest of this match.
McGeady's powerful effort is blocked by Waehler. The defender is on the ground recovering after the shot struck him in an unfortunate position.
The Republic's corner from the left is cleared to Whelan and he does well to run forward and force another flag-kick. The next corner is wasted by McGeady and Norway clear.
Long forces Pettersen to turn the ball over the top of his bar with a powerful effort from just inside the Norway box.
Bjorn Helge Riise nearly makes an early impact for Norway but Given races out of his goal to clear O'Dea's weak backpass away from danger.
The second half is under way with plenty of changes to report. Bjorn Helge Riise and Espen Pettersen have replaced Helstad and Knudsen for Norway. The Republic also make two substitutions with Jon Walters and Aiden McGeady taking the place of Doyle and Lawrence.
The Republic are now 7/4 to win this match with Sky Bet, Norway are 12/5 and the draw can be backed at 5/4.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time. The score is 1-1 and that is fair after Norway bounced back following the Republic's bright start.
Helstad finds himself with space just inside the Republic box but he wastes the chance as he fires the ball straight at Given in the centre of his goal.
The Republic can test Norway with balls behind the defence but this time they fail as Doyle is caught offside.
The Republic enjoy a decent spell of possession but they are struggling to break away from Norway's solid defence.
Lawrence is caught offside as he looks to fire a shot at the Norway goal. That was a very close call for the linesman.
Long's bustling run forward ends when he is crowded out by the Norway defence and Hauger nips in and knocks the ball back to Knudsen. The Republic need more of that tempo in their attacking play.
Huseklepp wastes a great chance to put a cross in from the left as he runs out of space and knocks the ball behind for a goal-kick.
Norway keep the Republic back by keeping the ball. We haven't seen much of Duff after the bright start from the home side.
O'Shea's long ball forward is headed away from Doyle by Waehler on the edge of the box. The Republic need to give Doyle and Long the chance to test Norway's defenders on the ground.
Norway have improved in the last 15 minutes. They haven't given the Republic as much time on the ball with Pedersen and Helstad getting more involved.
Pedersen has scored twice in his last three Premier League games for Blackburn. He has continued that form with a great free-kick for Norway tonight.
GOAL PEDERSEN! Pedersen beats Shay Given with a fantastic free-kick to the right hand corner of the Republic goal. That was a great finish from the winger. It is now 1-1.
Helstad wins a free-kick on the edge of the box as his run is halted by the hand of Kelly in a sliding challenge. It was accidental from the defender so no booking.
This has been a decent match so far. Not too many chances but both sides are playing at a decent tempo with plenty of intent. Will be interesting to see if this continues when the changes start to be made.
Hangeland and Hogli do well to combine and knock the ball away from Long. The Republic have failed to push forward as much in the last 10 minutes.
Riise's latest long throw from the left is headed clear by the Republic. The hosts will have to remain wary of that threat during the match.
Greg Cunningham's cross from the left is punched by Knudsen to Whelan on the edge of the box. The Republic midfielder sends his volley well wide of goal. This has been an entertaining friendly so far.
Another Riise long throw from the left flank causes a slight bit of panic in the Republic box as Lawrence scrambles the ball clear. Norway are looking to pose questions from set-pieces.
Riise's cross from the left is cleared away from Thorstein Helstad by Fahey as Norway continue to get back on track.
Norway have started to see more of the ball. They will look to get the ball forward quickly when given the chance.
Huseklepp does better with his next corner from the left as he he allows Petter Vaagan Moen the chance to send the ball over the bar with a volley from 15 yards.
Erik Huseklepp works a short corner from the left and sends a poor low cross into the box. Darren O'Dea is easily able to knock the ball clear.
Morten Gamst Pedersen wins a free-kick on the halfway line after tangling with Stephen Kelly. Norway's flair players haven't had the chance to get on the ball so far.
Glenn Whelan gets excited as the Republic move forward. He sees Knudsen slightly off his line and sends an optimistic effort over the bar from 40 yards. Plenty of confidence from the Republic.
The free-kick from the left is cleared to Fahey on the edge of the box. The midfielder sends a powerful volley wide of Knudsen's right hand post. The Republic are dominating.
Long is bundled to the ground by Waehler to give the Republic the chance to get the ball into the box from a free-kick on the left flank.
Lawrence fails to connect properly with Duff's neat cut-back from the left flank. The winger was unmarked in the Norway box but he could only scuff the ball away from danger.
Republic fans will be pleased with the start to this match. Norway can't get near the ball with Doyle and Long causing plenty of problems in attack.
The Republic go close to moving 2-0 up as Duff sees his low effort from six yardsknocked away from goal by the legs of Knudsen. It was a great cross from Lawrence to set up the chance.
Doyle fails to control the ball and allows Waehler the chance to win the ball in the Norway half. The away side have failed to recovered from Long's early goal.
Duff again finds space on the left but he can't produce a good cross as Knudsen easily jumps for the ball on the edge of his six-yard box. The game continues to be played in the Norway half.
Duff's cross from the left takes a slight deflection off Tom Hogli and Knudsen is easily able to gather the ball.
The Republic are now keeping the ball with ease. Norway only have one striker so they are happy to keep men behind the ball despite Long's early goal.
The Republic look full of confidence after that goal as Liam Lawrence plays a neat pass to Kevin Doyle and the striker turns his effort over the bar.
GOAL LONG! Long beats Jon Knudsen with a low penalty to the right hand corner of the Norway goal. The Republic lead 1-0.
Long is bundled over by Hangeland in the box as he looks to reach O'Shea's through ball. The referee correctly points to the penalty spot to give the Republic the chance to take the lead.
Long is caught offside as he puts Brede Hangeland under pressure on the right flank. The Republic are looking to test the Norway defence with quick moves.
Henning Hauger does well to close down Damien Duff and wins the ball for Norway on the halfway line. Bright start to this match from both sides.
John O'Shea's long ball forward drifts away from Shane Long and goes out of play for a Norway throw-in.
John Arne Riise's early long throw from the left is headed away from the Republic box by Keith Fahey.
Tonight's teams are: Rep of Ireland: Given, Kelly, O'Shea, O'Dea, Cunningham, Lawrence, Fahey, Whelan, Duff, Long, Doyle Subs: Murphy, Foley, Coleman, Wilson, Walters, Treacy, Hunt, McGeady
Norway: Knudsen, Hogli, Waehler, Hangeland, J, Riise, Hauger, Pedersen, Grindheim, Moen, Helstad, Huseklepp Subs: Pettersen, Demidov, B, Riise, Moldskred, Parr, Jenssen, Haestad
Here is some team news for this match. Shay Given sets a new Republic of Ireland record tonight as he wins his 109th senior cap. The Manchester City keeper, one of only five survivors from last month's Euro 2012 qualifier draw in Slovakia, is handed the captain's armband as he moves one ahead of full-back Kevin Kilbane with manager Giovanni Trapattoni ringing the changes amid an injury crisis. Darren O'Dea makes his first senior international start in a back four which also includes teenager Greg Cunningham, while Keith Fahey starts in central midfield and Shane Long partners Kevin Doyle in attack. Norway boss Egil Olsen includes Fulham defender Brede Hangeland, former Liverpool full-back John Arne Riise and Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen in his starting line-up.
The Republic are 13/10 to win this match with Sky Bet, Norway can be backed at 21/10 and the draw is available at 11/5.