Two up-and-coming Premier League talents combined on Sunday evening, to find the net in style on the international stage.
The players in question? Dejan Kulusevski and Anthony Elanga.
Sweden played host to Norway at the Friends Arena a short time ago, in the respective countries’ 2nd Nations League Group H outing.
Tottenham star Kulusevski, days on from finding the net in a meeting with Slovenia, was, as expected, afforded his latest starting berth on the right wing for the clash.
Manchester United wide-man Elanga, though, was forced to make do with a spot on the bench.
And yet, as proceedings rolled into injury time late on Sunday, it was the latter who provided Sweden with a glimmer of hope of securing a share of the spoils.
This came after Norway surged out to a comfortable 2-goal advantage, courtesy of a double on the part of Manchester City-bound star man Erling Haaland:
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With just a minute remaining in added time, though, Elanga was responsible for a moment of magic.
After being introduced from the bench, the 20-year-old picked the ball up on the left wing, before spotting the aforementioned Kulusevski in space on the edge of the visitors’ area.
Elanga, in turn, drilled a pass into the feet of the Spurs star, who went on to drag two defenders in tight, before returning the ball to his attacking partner in crime.
And Elanga, from here, made no mistake, bending a sumptuous finish into the far corner from 20 yards, to provide Sweden with a moment of renewed hope en route to an eventual 2-1 defeat:
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