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News number: 8806230855

13:11 | 2009-09-14

Sports

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Peykan Grabs First Place in Iran Premier League

TEHRAN (FNA)- Peykan football club of the northern province of Qazvin on Sunday won Steel Azin of Tehran 1-0 and claimed the top spot in Iran Premier League (IPL).



"We defeated Steel Azin by controlling its playmaker Ali Karimi," boasted Peykan's coach Hamid Derakhshan after the match.

The match rapped up with the only goal of Iman Razzaqirad after 64 minutes at the Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium in the capital Tehran.

On the other side, Steel Azin's coach Hamid Steeli whose team accepted the defeat said that his players suffered from lack of confidence.

He promised that his team which has just entered IPL for the current season would have better performance in the future weeks.

"Peykan took full advantage of our defensive mistakes to gain all three points in the game," Steeli added.

Meantime, Steel Azin will face a more difficult game next week when it is to make its arrangement against Tehran's popular Esteqlal team.