WCQ: RVP snatch one point for the Netherlands

Netherlands also had defensive questions to answer after they saw a first-minute lead secured by Arjen Robben evaporate in Tallinn where they stood seconds away from an embarrassing 2-1 defeat after a Konstantin Vassiljev double for the hosts.

The Dutch, who until this game had a perfect record of six wins from six matches, snatched a point in the third minute of stoppage time when Raio Piiroja was sent off and a penalty was awarded which Robin van Persie converted.

“We know we are better so it makes it a frustrating evening,” Robben told Dutch NOS radio with his side on 19 points from seven games – a six-point lead over Romania who leapfrogged Hungary into second place after beating them 3-0 at home.

“We have to be a little down on ourselves if we lead in the first minute and then walk off the pitch with the score at 2-2.”

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