In a politically-charged affair at the Bahrain National Stadium, the visitors managed to earn a share of the spoils at the death during their World Cup qualifier on FridayBahrain came some way towards making amends for their previous horrow show against Iran, after recording a merited 1-1 draw in their 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Peter Taylor's men were thrashed 6-0 in Tehran during their first meeting last month, but started postively this time, with Abdulwahab al-Malood's early long-range effort a highlight.
However, on the stroke of half-time, Faouzi Aaish's free-kick was parried away by Mehdi Rahmati, but the ball eventually fell to Mohammed al-Ajmi, who tapped in the finish to give the hosts the lead going into the interval.
Iran came flying out of the traps in the second period, and almost made an instant impact via Mojtaba Jabbari's free-kick, while Mohammad Ghazi's header also proved a warning shot for Bahrain.
Subsequently, the visitors' pressure ended up becoming too much for Bahrain, as they eventually succumbed to an injury-time equaliser from Jabbari, who capitalised from a shot from distance rattling the crossbar to pounce on the rebound, keeping Iran top of Group E with eight points.