World Cup 2010 Group F: New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia

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Winston Reid headed a dramatic injury time equaliser to give New Zealand their first ever World Cup point with a 1-1 draw with Slovakia.

The All Whites, who lost all three matches in their only other finals appearance in 1982, looked destined for defeat after Róbert Vittek headed Slovakia ahead in the 50th minute.

But three minutes into injury time, Reid sneaked behind the Slovakia defense to head Shane Smeltz's cross in off the post to send the Oceania side into raptures.


New Zealand: Mark Paston; Winston Reid, Ryan Nelsen, Ivan Vicelich (Jeremy Christie, 78), Tommy Smith; Leo Bertos, Simon Elliott, Tony Lochhead; Rory Fallon, Shane Smeltz, Chris Killen (Chris Wood, 72)

Slovakia: Ján Mucha; Radoslav Zabavník, Martin Škrtel, Ján Ďurica, Marek Čech; Zdeno Štrba; Vladimír Weiss (Juraj Kucka, 90), Stanislav Šesták (Filip Hološko, 80), Marek Hamšík; Róbert Vittek (Miroslav Stoch, 84), Erik Jendrišek

Shots on target :2-2
Shots off target :6-9
Ball possession (%) :52-48
Corner kicks :3-10
Offsides :0-2
Fouls :19-13
Yellow cards :2-1
Red cards :0-0

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