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Lions Fans Astounded Reaction To That Stunning Comeback Win

The British and Irish Lions pulled off an historic win in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium this morning.

Sonny Bill Williams was sent off early for a dreadful tackle on Anthony Watson, handing Warren Gatland’s side a huge chance to level the series. The visitors couldn’t take advantage until the final minutes but with the pressure on, they made it count.

Owen Farrell and Beauden Barrett traded penalties in the first half and the sides went in level despite the Tourists dominating most of the territory and possession in the early exchanges.

After the break, the Lions managed to produce probably their worst rugby of the tour thus far for twenty minutes. Mako Vunipola’s brainless yellow card looked like the final nail in the coffin but there was soon signs of revival. On the hour mark, Taulupe Faletau hammered his way over the line to bring his side back to within four points.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 01: Taulupe Faletau of the Lions dives over to score the opening try during the second test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The hosts managed to keep their heads and stretched their lead once more but Ireland’s Conor Murray was the man to make the difference and came up with a famous try. Farrell kicked a penalty soon after and gave the Lions the three-point lead that they kept to the final whistle. It ended 24-21 and sets up a tantalising clash next week.

With Gatland’s side struggling for so long, fans could scarcely believe it when they turned it around so quickly.

Next week’s game kicks off at 08:35 in Auckland’s Eden Park.

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