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Strachan hails Scotland defence in Norway win

Gordon Strachan has praised his defence after Scotland's 1-0 friendly win over Norway on Tuesday night.

The Scots edged the Norwegians in Molde courtesy of a fortuitous 61st-minute Scott Brown strike but it was the back four and goalkeeper David Marshall who received the plaudits from the boss.

"We were a bit lucky at times," said Strachan to BBC Sport.

"We were fortunate we had some great defending and a terrific goalkeeper.

"We feel that we could have done a lot better. We never really got going in the first half.

"We played so far away from each other that it was difficult to put a combination of passes together, particularly on a rough surface.

"We were better in the second half, but they played well and played an interesting system.

"Their players, on the night as individuals, probably did better than ours."

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