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Uzbekistan earns hard-fought 2-1 win over Oman in Asian Cup

IANS  |  Sharjah 

topped 2-1 at the 2019 Group F contest held at Stadium here on Wednesday.

scored in the 34th minute with a free-kick that sent the ball to the goal's bottom right corner, securing a 1-0 lead for his side before half-time, reports news.

After the break, Oman's substitute forward drew his side level in the 72nd minute on a left-footed shot seizing on an assist by teammate

Then in the closing minutes, forward netted Uzbekistan's 2-1 winner, just two minutes after entering the pitch, on a left-footed shot from inside the box, off a pass from Ikromjon Alibaev following a fast counterattack.

defender was sent off the pitch after committing a red card-worthy foul in the second minute of time, but his side maintained the advantage till the final whistle.

With the win, Uzbekistan holds the table's second spot with three points, on goal differential behind leader Japan, who defeated 3-2 earlier on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, fell to the fourth and last place with no points, also on goal differential behind third-placed



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 22:12 IST