Football: King's penalty ends Spain's 100 per cent record

Spain's defender Raul Albiol and Norway's forward Joshua King vie for the ball during the Euro 2020 qualifying football match Norway v Spain in Oslo, Norway on Oct 12, 2019.
Spain's defender Raul Albiol and Norway's forward Joshua King vie for the ball during the Euro 2020 qualifying football match Norway v Spain in Oslo, Norway on Oct 12, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

OSLO (REUTERS) - Norway striker Joshua King scored a stoppage-time penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Spain in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Saturday (Oct 12), ending Spain's 100 per cent record in Group F.

Saul Niguez had given Robert Moreno's side the lead with a strike from outside the area early in the second half but goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga gave away a penalty late in the game by clattering into captain Omar Elabdellaoui.

King, who had missed a clear chance to level a few moments earlier as the hosts piled on the pressure, sent Kepa the wrong way to level the game and give his side a fighting chance of qualifying.

Spain top the group with 19 points after seven games, Sweden are second on 14 after thrashing Malta 4-0 away and Romania are third on 13, having beaten the Faroe Islands 3-0 earlier on Saturday. Norway have 10 points.