Final seconds of Euro U-19 match to be replayed over error

London: Norway U-19 women's team were asked to replay the final seconds of their European Championship qualifier against England yesterday after UEFA accepted the referee had made a mistake in the match.

Norway were winning 2-1 in Belfast on Saturday when the sixth minute of stoppage time saw England awarded a penalty by referee Marija Kurtes. Leah Williamson scored from the spot but Kurtes disallowed the goal because an England player had encroached into the box.

Norway eventually won 2-1. However, the laws of football state that Kurtes should have ordered the penalty to be re-taken and UEFA said yesterday it had no choice but to order the final moments of the match be replayed from the point of the penalty kick.

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