Asian Champions Trophy: India outplay Pakistan 3-1

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Captain Manpreet Singh (24’), Mandeep Singh (31’) and Dilpreet Singh (42’) scored as India came from a goal down to beat their arch-rivals

Muscat (Oman), October 21: The Indian Men’s Hockey Team produced a stunning performance in their second match of the 5th Men’s Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 as they came from a goal down to defeat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 here at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Saturday.

India were helped by some moments of individual brilliance from Captain Manpreet Singh, who was also awarded the ‘Man of the Match’, and Forward Mandeep Singh, as the two scored in the 24th and 31st minutes respectively to turn the match around after Pakistan’s Muhammad Irfan Jr. had scored in the 1st minute to give Pakistan the lead.

India were then helped by Dilpreet Singh’s convincing strike in the 42nd minute which secured the three points.

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