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Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben score as Netherlands down gutsy Australia

Van Persie celebrating

Van Persie celebrating

A second-half by strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave Netherlands a 3-2 comeback victory over Australia in an absorbing World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.

The result puts Netherlands into a strong position to advance to the last 16 with two wins, including the opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. It almost surely puts Australia out of contention with two defeats.

The Dutch opened the scoring in the 20th minute through a Arjen Robben solo effort but Australia responded seconds later, with Tim Cahill’s stunning volley making it 1-1 before the halftime break.

Australia took a surprise lead with a penalty after Daryl Janmaat handled the ball but Robin Van Persie made it 2-2 after collecting the ball in space on the edge of the penalty area and shooting low.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. access says:

    Ghana 6 Germany 1

    ==================================Kwarasey================================

    Essien==================Jonathan=================Boye================Wakaso

    ======================Badu===================D.Ayew=======================

    Gyan==============================Prince===============================Kojo

  2. access says:

    Ghana 6 germany 1

    ==================================Kwarasey================================

    Essien===============Jonathan=================Boye===================Wakaso

    Badu=============================D.Ayew==============================Rabiu

    Gyan===============================Prince==============================Kojo

  3. yaw2 says:

    Kwarasey

    Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso

    Badu Afriyie

    Ayew KPB Asamoah

    Gyan

  4. yaw2 says:

    My line up should be Ghana line up….. substitution should be > Waris,Muntari and Rabiu …..If AA start my line up Ghana will win ……That’s the squad…….

  5. yaw2 says:

    AA should start my starting 11 against Germany and Ghana win…..

    Kwarasey

    Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso

    Badu Afriyie

    Ayew KPB Asamoah

    Gyan

    sub ..Muntari,Waris and Rabiu

  6. Honsen says:

    I’m surprised GSN doesn’t mention the Ghanaian matchwinner Depay who played brilliantly with a clever assist and a beautiful goal.