FC Tokyo beats Shimizu 2-0 to stay top of J-League

The Associated Press

SHIZUOKA, Japan (AP) -- Kotaro Omori and Kensuke Nagai scored first-half goals as FC Tokyo beat Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 Saturday to stay first in the J-League.

Omori put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute with a left-footed shot from the top of the area that went in off the crossbar.

Nagai completed the scoring late in the first half with an angled shot from close range.

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Tokyo has 42 points, three more than Yokohama F Marinos which beat Vissel Kobe 2-0 on goals from Edigar Junio and Marcos Junior.

Also, third-place Kashima Antlers beat Sagan Tosu 2-1 to improve to 37 points. Takashi Usami scored an injury-time equalizer for Gamba Osaka in a 2-2 draw with Nagoya Grampus.

Cerezo Osaka and Vegalta Sendai finished 0-0, and Urawa Reds beat Jubilo Iwata 3-1 on goals by Shinzo Koroki, Daiki Hashioka and Kazuki Nagasawa.

Jay Bothroyd scored a brace to lead Consadole Sapporo to a 5-2 win over Shonan Bellmare.


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