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New Zealand 21-24 British and Irish Lions: Conor Murray scores a try as the Lions end All Blacks' unbeaten home run

By Gareth Hanna

The British and Irish Lions have ended New Zealand's unbeaten home run with a stunning 21-24 comeback win in the second Test in Wellington.

Sonny Bill Williams was given a red card for a dangerous tackle on Anthony Watson on 24 minutes. And that helped Lions to get in at 9-9 at the break as Owen Farrell and Beauden Barrett traded blows.

When Barrett sent the Lions 18-9 behind, punishing a flurry of penalties conceded by the Tourists, it looked all but over.

But two tries within nine minutes from Taulupe Faletau and Munster's Conor Murray got the Lions right back in the game at 21-19 before Farrell converted and then struck the clinching penalty with just three minutes left to seal the most memorable of Test victories. It's the first time the All Blacks have been beaten at home since 2009.

Here's how the game unfolded:

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