Pedersen punishes Irish

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Morten Gamst Pedersen proved the Republic of Ireland's tormentor as Norway came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory at the Aviva Stadium.

The Blackburn midfielder ruined keeper Shay Given's record 109th appearance for Ireland by curling home a superb 34th-minute free-kick to cancel out Shane Long's fifth-minute penalty.

But there was worse to come for Giovanni Trapattoni's men when Pedersen provided the cross from which Erik Huseklepp scored the winner with just four minutes remaining.

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