Arabian Gulf League top two both win

Al Jazira and Al Ain continue to set the pace at the summit of the Arabian Gulf League after both sides tasted victory in the latest round of games.

Leader Al Jazira won 3-1 at Al Fujairah, while Al Ain prevailed 1-0 away to Al Wasl.

Mirko Vucinic opened the scoring for Al Jazira four minutes after half-time - his 19th league goal of the campaign.

Ali Ahmed Mabkhout added a second five minutes later and, although Boubacar Sanogo pulled one back for the home side, the leader made the points safe thanks to Abdulla Mousa's late goal.

Al Ain remains level with Al Jazira on 33 points at the top - with a game in hand - after Mohamed Abdulrahman's 18th-minute effort saw it clinch victory at Al Wasl.

At the wrong end of the table, Al Sharjah has now lost four consecutive games - either side of the mid-season break - after its 2-0 home reverse at the hands of Al Nasr.

The home side had Wanderley sent off 16 minutes from time and that proved a costly dismissal as Al Nasr netted late on through Hussain Abbas Juma and Pablo Hernandez.

Al Sharjah is now one place and two points above the bottom two, which consists of Al Ittihad Kalba and Ajman.

The former has just four points from 15 outings after its 1-0 loss at Bani Yas, while Ajman picked up a point from its 1-1 home draw with Al Dhafra.

Elsewhere, two stoppage-time goals from Alexandro earned Emirates a dramatic 2-2 draw at Al Wahda, while Al Shabab won 1-0 at home over Al Ahli.

Source Omnisport