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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

In today's first hockey match, defending champions Australia beat Ireland 2-1. China gave the first upset of the tournament by holding England for a 2-2 draw.

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Defending champions Australia registered a convincing 2-1 victory over Ireland in their first Pool B match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Men's Hockey World Cup here at the on Friday.

Australia, who are one of the favorites to win this prestigious tournament, were expected to play a dominant game with the lower ranked Ireland and so they did. In the very first minute of the match, Australian players were inside the Ireland D but the Irish defenders did a good job to deflate the attack.

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The world number side continued to attack the Irish goal post and all their attempts reaped fruit in the eleventh minute of the match when they got their first penalty corner. Their forward player Blake Govers made a stunning strike to score the first goal for his side.

After a couple of minutes, Ireland struck back as they scored an equalizer in the 13th minute of the match. Irish forward player Shane O'Donoghue pounced on to a pass from Eugene Magee and made hit a beautiful stroke with an absolute precision to make it 1-1 by the end of the first quarter.



Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

There goes the final hooter. China have restricted England on a draw. 2-2. This is the shocker of the tournament. Hand it to the Chinese. They played out of their skins and they deserve the draw. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute and half to go., England in trouble. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

This is the shocker of the match. Live this moment people, this was not expected. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute 58: Penalty corner for China. They score. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute 57: China withdraws goalkeeprer, extra field player sent in. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute 54: China giving it all but no use, they are not able to do anything substantial. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute 50: China now on the offensive and their defence is a bit jittery. England can take advantage here. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute 48' What a strike, what a powerful reverse strike by England. That is beauty fo a goal. England ahead 2-1 ANSELL scores for England

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

Minute 47: Possession still with England. China testing the class and creating an impression. 

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

With 15 minutes to play, will China hold England and take their first point in their first ever world cup, or will England trump them?

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

End of third quarter. 1-1

First Published: Fri, November 30 2018. 15:34 IST

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Minnows China stun England with 2-2 draw

In today's first hockey match, defending champions Australia beat Ireland 2-1. China gave the first upset of the tournament by holding England for a 2-2 draw.

Defending champions Australia registered a convincing 2-1 victory over Ireland in their first Pool B match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Men's Hockey World Cup here at the on Friday.

Australia, who are one of the favorites to win this prestigious tournament, were expected to play a dominant game with the lower ranked Ireland and so they did. In the very first minute of the match, Australian players were inside the Ireland D but the Irish defenders did a good job to deflate the attack.

Check Netherlands vs Malaysia and Germany vs Pakistan LIVE match updates

Check FIH Men’s points table here

The world number side continued to attack the Irish goal post and all their attempts reaped fruit in the eleventh minute of the match when they got their first penalty corner. Their forward player Blake Govers made a stunning strike to score the first goal for his side.

After a couple of minutes, Ireland struck back as they scored an equalizer in the 13th minute of the match. Irish forward player Shane O'Donoghue pounced on to a pass from Eugene Magee and made hit a beautiful stroke with an absolute precision to make it 1-1 by the end of the first quarter.



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