A 93rd-minute Emily van Egmond bullet earned the Matildas a last-ditch draw with China, meaning Australia finish top of Group B in qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.The 1-1 draw means the Matildas move into the final stage of Olympic qualification, a two-match home-and-away playoff against world No. 32 Vietnam.Watch LIVE coverage of the Westfield Matildas in the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers with KAYO. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >Late rocket spare Matildas1:18THE CRYPTOCURRENCY CLUB: Perth Glory’s radical proposalWhen the Steel Roses broke the deadlock in the 86th minute through Tang Jiali, Australia was staring down the barrel of a shock loss at Bankwest Stadium on Thursday night.But fresh off a maiden international hat-trick in Monday’s 6-0 rout of Thailand, van Egmond came to Australia’s rescue by blasting a 20-yard belter into the top left in the second minute of injury time.It meant Australia finished top of the AFC’s qualification Group B on goal difference, earning the Matildas a easier path to Tokyo, facing Vietnam instead of the dangerous world number 20 South Korea in the final stage.Matildas stunned in 86th min1:04READ MORE: HISTORY MAKERS, RECORD BREAKERS: THE EIGHT FEATS LIVERPOOL COULD BEAT THIS SEASON‘WE EXPECTED IT’: CHELSEA ON VERGE OF $73M SIGNING AS FOUR-PLAYER OVERHAUL BEGINSFIRST LOOK AT LIVERPOOL’S NEW ANFIELD REDEVELOPMENT, MAKING IT PL’S THIRD BIGGEST GROUNDDECISION MADE AS $193M TUG OF WAR BETWEEN UTD AND CHELSEA FOR WONDERKID HEATS UPChina were the superior team on the night, playing with exceptional intensity and physicality – despite being forced to train in hotel corridors in recent weeks due to quarantine restrictions caused by the novel coronavirus.Australia were visibly rattled by China’s disciplined high-press defence, stifling the Matildas’ ability to play out from the back and causing a number of good chances for the visitors to score.But despite numerous chances for both teams, it took until the 86th minute for the deadlock to be broken, Tang Jiali belting the ball past Lydia Williams and sending China into raptures.But one minute from losing top spot in the group, van Egmond levelled with an equally impressive strike from the edge of the area.Coach Ante Milicic said “It wasn’t an easy task to play through them, and we didn’t have all the solutions. We did have phases where we played through them, and shift them around.”“Tonight as a team we were down. But Emily’s been in great form and we’re delighted for her. But all the girls worked very hard.”China robbed! Called offside0:21



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