Jan 25, 2014 at 6.30am UK at ​Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Melbourne CityMelbourne City
Djite (22'), Griffiths (90')
Elrich (25'), McKain (75')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Kewell (61' pen.), Kisnorbo (79')
Murdocca (11'), Wielaert (50'), Behich (69'), Germano (90')

Result: Adelaide United equaliser stuns Melbourne Heart

A late goal from Ryan Griffiths earns Adelaide United a 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart in the A-League.

A last-minute equaliser from Adelaide United's Ryan Griffiths has prevented Melbourne Heart from recording their second successive A-League win.

Bruce Djite of Adelaide United celebrates after scoring a goal with his team mate Awer Mabil of Adelaide United during the round 16 A-League match between Adelaide United and the Melbourne Heart at Coopers Stadium on January 25, 2014© Getty Images

Goals from Harry Kewell and Patrick Kisnorbo looked to have given Heart a surprise win until Griffiths struck in the final minute to secure a draw for United.

After an even first 20 minutes, the home side took the lead when Bruce Djite reacted fastest after Awer Mabil had seen a header saved by the goalkeeper.

However, after winning their first game of the season last weekend, Melbourne looked confident, and they were back on level terms after an hour thanks to a penalty from Kewell.

Eleven minutes from time, Kisnorbo looked to have given Heart their second win in the space of eight days with a fine header from a free kick.

However, Adelaide pressed forward and got their reward in the final minute of the match when Griffiths slotted home his first goal for the club after a corner was delivered into the box by Marcelo Carrusca

Adelaide United's Bruce Djite celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Newcastle Jets during their A-League match on December 29, 2013
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