Urawa beats FC Tokyo 3-1 to keep lead in J-League standings

TOKYO (AP) " Tadanari Lee and Shinzo Koroki scored late in the second half on Saturday as Urawa Reds maintained its lead in the J-League's second stage standings with a 3-1 win over FC Tokyo.

Urawa equalized on Lee's 10th goal of the season in the 76th minute and took the lead eight minutes later on an own-goal.

Koroki sealed the win on a header with four minutes remaining in regulation.

Urawa improved to 28 points, two ahead of Gamba Osaka which beat Nagoya Grampus 3-1.

Kawasaki Frontale dropped to third place on 25 points after a 3-2 loss to Omiya Ardija. First-stage winners Kashima Antlers beat Jubilo Iwata 3-0.

Defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Sagan Tosu 3-2 while Yokohama F. Marinos defeated Albirex Niigata 3-1.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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