Manipur clinch T Ao soccer crown

Well-contested match was decided by a shootout where the Mizoram skipper Laltanpuia missed his mark.

updated: March 27, 2013 21:08 IST
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Shillong: Manipur lifted the fourth edition of the Dr T Ao Memorial football tournament after defeating Mizoram 4-3 goals in a tie-breaker at JN Stadium, Polo ground on Wednesday. The teams were locked 1-1 after full time.

The shootout went as per plans until Mizoram's skipper V Laltanpuia missed. Manipur then scored the next one and Mizoram's Lalchhuantlinga missed the second to gift Manipur the title.

The crowd was treated to an electrifying contest. Manipur started in style and nearly scored in the second minute after M Deepak took a strong right footeer which was brilliantly save by the Mizoram custodian J Van Lal Hriata.

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