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Nghe An overcome T&T to claim record U21 championship

Update: October, 13/2014 - 09:56
Song Lam Nghe An was yesterday declared newly crowned national U21 champion after dethroning defending champions Ha Noi T&T, 1-0, in their final match in Can Tho Province.— Photo baodongnai

HA NOI (VNS) — Song Lam Nghe An was yesterday declared newly crowned national U21 champion after dethroning defending champions Ha Noi T&T, 1-0, in their final match in Can Tho Province.

Their victory was a tournament record, as it was the fifth time Nghe An have won. It also helped them avenge a 0-2 loss in a previous group match.

Striker Ho Phuc Tinh made the game's only goal at the turning point, the 61st minute, when he left behind all of T&T's defenders and the goalkeeper to score with a low shot.

It was Tinh's fifth goal in Can Tho, making him the tournament's best scorer. He was also voted best player with his outstanding performance during the entire championship series.

T&T pushed up the speed to find an opportunity to score the equaliser but failed to break through the strong defence of Nghe An, who won all four matches with 14 goals. Dong Thap and SHB Da Nang shared third place. — VNS

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