China 1 New Zealand 1
China 1 New Zealand 1, Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Olympic Match, August 7, 2008. China managed a 1-1 draw against New Zealand at Shenyang Olympic Stadium. The Chinese fought back from being a goal down to snatch a point from the jaws of defeat courtesy of a late goal from Manchester United forward Dong Fangzhuo in the 88th minute of the clash.
There was drama at Shenyang Olympic Stadium as New Zealand centre back Steven Old was given his marching orders by Uruguayan match official Martín Vazquez after receiving his second yellow card after handling the ball in the 39th minute of the contest. The All Whites nevertheless went into the lead in the 53rd minute of the tussle when Craig Henderson collected the ball just outside the eighteen-yard area and flicked it on to his fellow midfield man Jeremy Brockie who stormed into the box and hammered the ball past Shanghai Shenhua and China goaltender Shenjiong Qiu and into the back of the net to hand his country a 1-0 advantage. China worked hard to find an equaliser and were rewarded when Manchester United´s Dong Fangzhuo headed home to make it 1-1 with as little as two minutes remaining on the watch. China Team: Shenjiong Qiu, Weifeng Li, Yuan Weiwei, Feng Xiaoting, Wangsong Tan, Zhou Haibin, Zheng Zhi, Hao Junmin, Tao Chen, Cui Peng, Peng Han, Gao Lin, Jiang Ning. Substitutes: Liu Zhenli, Zhao Xuri, Houliang Wan, Longyuan Shen, Fangzhou Dong. New Zeland Team: Jacob Spoonley, Ryan Nelsen, Steven Old, Sam Jenkins, Aaron Scott, Ian Hogg, Cole Tinkler, Jeremy Brockie, Simon Elliott, Cole Peverley, Shaun van Rooyen, Craig Henderson, Christopher Killen. Substitutes: Liam Little, Michael Boxall, Daniel Ellensohn, Greg Draper, Sam Messam.