Callum Robinson's speculative shot from outside the box was Ireland's lone attempt on goal during much of the opening half despite their dominance.
After a half-hour, Norway began to stretch its wings. With five minutes left in the half, they finally scored their goal. John Egan was caught off guard when Leo Ostigard evaded him and moved past Gavin Bazunu. Martin Odegaard, swinging in from the left in a corner, was the supplier and flashed his class.
On the 69th minute, an O'Dowda cross from the left was headed out to Alan Browne, who struck from outside the box to ultimately give Ireland the equaliser. But ultimately, Ireland was penalised for yet another defensive mistake. Martin Odegaard sent a free kick into the box with five minutes remaining. Ohi Omoijuanfo, a substitute, scored with a stab after Nathan Collins botched a clearance attempt to give the opposition the victory.