China edges Australia 4-3 in East Asian Cup

Updated: 2013-07-29 09:30


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China edges Australia 4-3 in East Asian Cup

Chinese national soccer team grab the second spot at the East Asian Cup in Seoul July 28, 2013. [Photo/CFP]

SEOUL -- China edged Australia 4-3 here on Sunday in their last match of the four-nation East Asian Cup to secure the second spot.

China collected five points in the men's soccer tournament, while Australia finished with one point.

In today's game, China earned a flying start with Yu Dabao scoring in the fourth minute.

Australia's Aaron Mooy tied the score on 30 minutes with a long shot.

Sun Ke gifted China 2-1 lead in the 56th minute, scoring on a rebound.

Yang Xu's goal in the 86th minute and Wu Lei's in the 87th almost sealed the win for China.

But Adam Taggart's goal in the 89th minute and Mitchell Duke's in the injury time made it 3-4.

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