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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 6: England v China, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

ENGLAND 2 - CHINA 2
Updated: 30 November 2018 20:47 IST - Published: 30 November 2018 11:56 IST
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That's it from us here - this is Subhashish signing off - do join us when Malaysia play Holland at 1700 IST tomorrow - stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest updates
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IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST GOALS WE HAVE SEEN IN RECENT TIMES - GUO JIN DANCING HIS WAY PAST FOUR RED SHIRTS TO SCORE AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER IN THE FIFTH MINUTE  - THE ENGLISH DID RESTORE PARITY THROUGH MARK GLEGHORNE BEFORE HALF TIME AND LIAM ANSELL GAVE HIS SIDE THE LEAD - BUT DU TALAKE SCORED OFF A PC TO STUN THE ENGLISH - CHINA EARN THEIR FIRST EVER POINT IN A MEN'S WORLD CUP
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IT WAS A MATCH THAT BEGAN ON A MAGICAL NOTE FROM A CHINESE PERSPECTIVE - AND ENDED ON A MAGICAL NOTE FOR THE CHINESE TOO!!! CHINA, IN THEIR FIRST EVER WORLD CUP ENCOUNTER, HOLD THE ENGLISH TO A 2-2 DRAW AFTER TAKING THE LEAD IN THE FIFTH MINUTE OFF A MAGNIFICIENT GOAL FROM GUO JIN - IT WASN'T JIN WHO WON THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD THOUGH - DRAG-FLICKER DU TALAKE WHO SCORED THE WINNER GETS THE AWARD AND KIM SANG-RYUL IS JUBILANT 
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FULL-TIME: ENGLAND 2 - CHINA 2

CHINA (GUO XIAOPING 5', DU TALAKE 59')

ENGLAND (MARK GLEGHORNE 14', LIAM ANSELL 48') 
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59' HARRY MARTIN EARNS A LONG CORNER - THE BALL IS IN THE NET - FROM OUTSIDE THE STRIKING CIRCLE THOUGH!!
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DU TALAKE SCORES FOR THE CHINESE!!!! THIS IS UNBELEIVABLE!!
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ENGLAND 2 - CHINA 2
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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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58' CHINA HAVE A PC !!!! DANGER FOR DANNY KERRY'S MEN
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57' The Chinese take their goalie off - can England hold on??
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56' The Chinese attempt to regain their shape - England have learnt their lessons - exert enormous pressure on the ball carriers
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54' Middleton, Roper, and Condon, knock the ball around near the Chinese 23
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52' More red shirts swarming near the Chinese circle - England do not want to sit back and protect the one-goal lead
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50' The English have a spring in their step - Condon tries to power his way ahead -  the Chinese defenders are in no mood to let him into the circle
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48' ROPER TAKES A SHOT - THE BALL HITS THE CROSSPIECE!!!
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ENGLAND 2 - CHINA 1
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GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!
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47' LIAM ANSELL STEALS THE BALL FROM A CHINESE DEFENDER AND GETS A FIRST-TIME TOMAHAWK IN
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47' England keep pressing - Middleton positioned on the right - has to resort to a back pass - fantastic marking by the Chinese
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46' AO YANG SCAMPERS AHEAD BUT CANNOT LATCH ON TO A LONG BALL
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DANNY KERRY AND HIS MEN HAVE FIFTEEN MINUTES IN WHICH TO RESTORE PRIDE AND PARITY - THEY YELLOW SHIRTS LOOK IMPRESSIVE AS EVER - HOW WILL THE LAST QUARTER UNFOLD??
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END OF Q3: ENGLAND 1 - CHINA 1
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44' England manage to sneak into the Chinese circle at last - Harry Martin cannot find the target though!!
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42' The Chinese continue to hold the fort - what can Danny Kerry do?
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40' The Chinese defending in true South Korean style - as the Red Shirts struggle to find space
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39' Roper has a chance - the ball fails to drop favorably in front of goal for the English captain 
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37' SUPER SAVE FROM CAIYU TO DENY THE ENGLISH A CERTAIN GOAL - DAVID CONDON UNLUCKY!!!
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36' England cautious in their own half - wait for Gleghorne to return to the pitch before advancing 
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35' Middleton using his experience to force his way ahead - but Mark Gleghorne gets a green card
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34' The Chinese manage a quick counter thanks to Suozhu - England get away this time
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WILL CALNAN EARNS A PC FOR THE RED SHIRTS - THE FLICK IS BLOCKED
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33' ENGLAND HAVE A PC 
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32' The Chinese mop up after England build an early attack
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THE CHINESE LOOKING UNFAZED AS THEY BUILD ATTACKS DOWN BOTH FLANKS ALTHOUGH THE STATS ARE IN ENGLAND'S FAVOUR - 14 CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR DANNY KERRY'S SIDE - JUST 3 FOR THE CHINESE BUT THEY HAVE 5 SHOTS ON GOAL WHILE ENGLAND HAVE MANAGED 7
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DANNY KERRY'S DAZED TROOPS RECOVERED IN A WHILE AND MARK GLEGHORNE RESTORED SOME SANITY WITH A PC STRIKE IN THE THIRTEENTH MINUTE
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IT WASN'T JUST A GOAL - IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY AS GUO JIN DRIBBLED PAST FOUR ENGLISH DEFENDERS AFTER OUTRUNNING THE FIFTH, DISPLAYED HIS 3D SKILLS AND SCORED AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER TO SHOCK ENGLAND IN THE FIFTH MINUTE
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HALF-TIME: ENGLAND 1 - CHINA 1
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28' The Chinese keep pressing - the Red Shirts kept busy in defence - England need to try a different approach in the second half
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27' Fantastic work by the Chinese to enter the English circle - sloppy show by the Englsh defence
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26' Both sides probing the other with long vertical balls - but the Chinese doing it just as well as their more fancied opponents
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24' Great run down the right by Du Chen - amazing skill on display by the Chinese
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22' The English have managed 7 shots on goal - China have 5 - Roper has a golden chance to put his side ahead - pulled up rather unfairly
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MIDDLETON AND TAYLOR TRY A CLEVER ROUTINE - THE BALL MISSES THE TARGET BY A WHISKER
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Taylor's flick is blocked - England have another PC
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20' Phil Roper has a chance to take the lead - but England earn a PC
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19' Harry Martin darts forward down the right - the Chinese defend cleanly - and advance with a string of short passes
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THE BALL IS IN THE GOAL - THE GOAL WILL NOT COUNT AS THE WHISTLE HAD ALREADY GONE FOR A STICK CHECK