Asian big guns Australia and Japan left it perilously late before snatching vital winners in World Cup qualifying on Friday, as South Korea got off with a roaring 6-0 beating of Lebanon.
Australia were just four minutes from a humiliating home draw with Thailand before Alex Brosque's late strike, while Japan had to wait until the 94th minute to overcome fierce rivals North Korea. China also had to fight back from a goal down before beating Singapore 2-1 at home in Jose Antonio Camacho's first game in charge.
Toure set to return
London: Kolo Toure is preparing to return from his six-month drugs suspension. The Ivorian defender is now eligible to play for Manchester City again after an enforced spell as a result of a failed drugs test after taking a diet pill.