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Hodgson delighted to kickoff England era with victory

England coach Roy Hodgson was pleased with their friendly win against Norway.

Manchester United star Ashley Young earned the Three Lions their first win over the Norwegians since 1980 with a clinical finish after only nine minutes.

And Hodgson saw many positives in the display.

"It was a great start for us to win here in Norway," he said on ITV.

"We had three days tough training and I was a bit concerned about the fatigue factor, with one or two of the players feeling muscles, but that's because we've been working so hard in training.

"But it's a fantastic start to my time in charge because it's not often you get a result in Norway.

"At times we could have been a bit more positive, but that's something we've got to work on.

"But we've started sowing a few seeds and by the time the Euros come around we should have done a bit more work."

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