Reid earns All Whites a point
WINSTON Reid scored a dramatic equaliser deep into injury time to give New zealand their first-ever point in the World Cup finals.
It was also New zealand’s first goal in the finals for 28 years and sparked wild celebrations among the All Whites supporters inside the Royal Bafokeng stadium.
Reid was booked for his own celebration when he ripped off his shirt and twirled it around his head after bulleting home a header from Shane Smeltz’s cross.
It was an historic moment in New zealand football, considering the Kiwis had lost all three of their previous group matches at their only other appearance in the finals in 1982.
Reid’s late strike cancelled out a 50th-minute goal from Slovakia’s Robert Vittek, which was also historic. It was the nation’s first-ever goal in their debut match at the World Cup finals.