Saints defender Maya Yoshida played 90 minutes for Japan, as they won 2-1 away to Oman in a World Cup qualifier.

Hiroshi Kiyotake put the visitors ahead in the first-half, before Ahmed Mubarak equalised for the home side late on.

There was drama in the final minute, though, as Shinji Okazaki pounced to give Japan all three points.

Alberto Zaccheroni’s team remain top of their Asian qualifying group, with 13 points from five matches, as they took a huge step towards Brazil 2014.