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Van Persie penalty salvages 2-2 draw for Dutch
Late Van Persie penalty salvages 2-2 draw for Dutch against Estonia in World Cup qualifier
By MIKE CORDER
Associated Press
2013-09-07 06:01 AM

Robin van Persie scored an extra-time penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw Friday for the Netherlands against Estonia and keep the 2010 World Cup runner-up unbeaten in its quest to qualify for the finals in Brazil next year.

Arjen Robben gave the Netherlands the perfect start, by scoring in just the second minute, but midfielder Konstantin Vassiljev turned the match in Tallinn on its head with a goal in each half before Van Persie's last gasp spot kick salvaged a point for the Dutch.

Elsewhere in Group D, second-place Romania beat Hungary 3-0 in a match marred by crowd trouble before kickoff, while Umut Bulut scored a hat trick as Turkey thrashed Andorra 5-0.

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