Dog defecates on the pitch during Auckland City's 2-0 win at Eastern Suburbs
(Image: Twitter/Ryan Nixon)

VIDEO: Dog defecates on pitch during New Zealand Football Championship game

Pooch poops on pitch.

Amazing @skysportnz content, leaving @Gordon_Watson and @JacobSpoonley almost speechless…#ISPSHandaPrem pic.twitter.com/w6zPWUOTrZ

— Ryan Nixon (@NewYorkNixon) March 15, 2020

A pooch pooped on the pitch during Auckland City’s 2-0 win at Eastern Suburbs in New Zealand’s top flight just before the division’s postponement.

Football is now on hold amid the coronavirus outbreak, leaving City on tenterhooks as league leaders with only two matches left to play.

69’ update… so a dog just pooped on the field…#ES 0️⃣v #AC 1️⃣#development #pathways @NZ_Football #WhereAllWhitesAreMade #ISPSHandaPrem @AucklandCity_FC

— Eastern Suburbs AFC (@ESAFC) March 15, 2020

They put themselves in that position by beating reigning champions Suburbs at Madills Farm, with goals apiece from Brian Kaltak and Myer Bevan.

And there was further drama midway through the second half when a dog entered the field of play to defecate on the turf.