World Cup 2010 Group D: Ghana 1-1 Australia

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Australia held on for a 1-1 draw with Ghana despite playing with ten men for the majority of the match following Harry Kewell's 24th-minute dismissal.

Pim Verbeek's side took the lead in the 11th minute when Brett Holman slotted in a rebound after Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson had spilled Mark Bresciano's free-kick.

But the game swung back in Ghana's favour 13 minutes later when Kewell was sent off for blocking a shot from Jonathan Mensah on the line with his upper arm.

Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan stepped up to convert his second penalty of the World Cup.

Ten-man Australia picked themselves up and gave it a good shot, but both sides missed a host of chances as it ended all-square in Rustenburg.


Ghana: Richard Kingson; John Paintsil, Jonathan Mensah, Lee Addy, Hans Sarpei; Anthony Annan, Kevin-Prince Boateng (Matthew Amoah, 88); Kwadwo Asamoah (Sulley Muntari, 77); Prince Tagoe (Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, 56), Asamoah Gyan, André Ayew

Australia: Mark Schwarzer; Luke Wilkshire (Nikita Rukavytsya, 84), Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, David Carney; Jason Culina, Carl Valeri; Brett Emerton, Brett Holman (Joshua Kennedy, 68), Mark Bresciano (Scott Chipperfield, 66); Harry Kewell

7Shots on target5
11Shots off target2
3Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards1
50Ball possession (%)50

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