Jun 28, 2014 at 1am UK at ​Red Bull Arena
NY Red BullsNew York Red Bulls
FT(HT: 1-0)
Defoe (55'), Gilberto (72')
Morrow (11')

Result: Bradley Wright-Phillips scores equaliser to earn late draw for New York Red Bulls

Bradley-Wright Phillips scores a stoppage-time equaliser for the New York Red Bulls to deny Toronto FC the win in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a dramatic equaliser in stoppage time as the New York Red Bulls held Toronto FC to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling Eastern Conference encounter.

The visitors started the match brightly, with Jermain Defoe linking play well to set up an opportunity for strike partner Luke Moore, whose low effort was pushed to safety by Luis Robles.

New York should have taken the lead in the 16th minute when Lloyd Sam beat a couple of defenders before delivering an inviting cross into the box, but Wright-Phillips could only head over from close range.

However, the hosts weren't left frustrated for too much longer as they went ahead with nine minutes remaining in the first half thanks to an unstoppable header from Peguy Luyindula, who lost his marker to meet Ambroise Oyongo's inch-perfect delivery.

Toronto responded well after the break, and were once again on level terms in the 55th minute when Defoe held off a couple of challenges inside the box before firing past a helpless Robles.

Both sides enjoyed periods of dominating possession, but it was Toronto who scored the crucial third of the game 18 minutes from time when Gilberto curled home a free kick from 25 yards out.

Wright-Phillips twice went close in the closing stages before his luck finally changed in the third minute of stoppage time when he hammered in Tim Cahill's pass to earn his side a draw in emphatic fashion.

England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
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