Posted by News Express | 22 April 2022 | 264 times
The top two teams on the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table, Rivers United and Plateau United, were yesterday, beaten on the same day for the first time this season as MatchDay 24 reached an enthralling climax.
With 17 goals scored in five matches on Wednesday, 15 more were scored in the other five decided yesterday to account for 32 goals, the highest scored on a single MatchDay this season.
Quite poignantly though, the least scoring games in the MatchDay involved the two top-scoring sides in the league, who were running neck-in-neck in the race to the title. Both teams conceded first-half goals in their away ties and never recovered.
At the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure, Sunshine Stars made it a sweet return back home from Ijebu-Ode where they had sojourned and made hay while the sun shone, beating Rivers United 1-0 courtesy of Ugochukwu Leonard Aputazie’s fifth-minute strike.
The defeat ended Rivers United’s 12-match unbeaten run and marked only their second loss this season.
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