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Saturday, July 17, 2004

Svennson scores as Norwich win in KL

Mathias Svensson scored the only goal as Norwich beat Malaysia 1-0 at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

The Swede headed home from close range after getting on the end of Jim Brennan's cross in the 35th minute.

New loan signing David Bentley went close in the 63rd minute when he drew a fine save from Syam Suri with a curled 25-yard shot.

Zema Abbey headed wide with the goal at his mercy late on after an excellent cross by Phil Mulryne.

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Canaries beat Malaysia 1-0 in friendly match

July 17, 2004

BUKIT JALIL, Malaysia (AFP) - Forward Matt Svensson headed a goal to give newly promoted English Premiership side Norwich City a 1-0 win over Malaysia in a friendly match.

Malaysian goalkeeper Syamsuri Mustafa could only watch as the ball sailed past him.

The Canaries dominated the game and the Malaysian forwards were hardly able to threaten the Norwich goal.


"I am happy with the fitness level of Norwich players. But they need to improve their ball passing skills," team manager Nigel Worthington told reporters after the game.

The 34th minute goal by Swedish striker Svensson was enough to give the newly promoted side their second win from two friendlies in Malaysia ahead of their preparations for the 2004-05 season.

Svensson, who was left out of Sweden's Euro 2004 campaign in Portugal last month, outjumped the Malaysian defenders to head home a superb cross by leftwinger Jim Brennan.

After that, the match failed to provide any excitement for the 36,000 fans who had come to cheer the home side.

The Malaysian team failed to display their best and wasted numerous chances in the second-half.

In the first friendly, Norwich City beat Malaysia Cup champions Selangor MPPJ 3-2.

The Canaries, who are making a return to the English Premier League after a nine-year absence, signed a three-year sponsor deal with Malaysian automaker Proton last year.

They have been in Malaysia since July 10 and leave for home Sunday.

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