Meralco Manila blanks Davao Aguilas

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSC promises full support to SEAG bets Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments James Younghusband fired his third goal of the season as Meralco Manila blanked Davao Aguilas, 2-0, to keep its perfect record in the 2017 Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Sparks skipper pounced on scramble inside the box, poking home the insurance goal in the 70th minute as Meralco nailed its fourth straight victory for 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Curt Dizon, the league’s first ever scorer, gave Meralco the lead in the sixth minute with a close range strike off a cross from defender Joaco Cañas.The Sparks’ early goal roused the Aguilas into action with Gerald Layumas, Dylan De Bruycker, and Omar Khan all testing Ace Villanueva on the Meralco goal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOn the other end, Milan Nikolic and Tahj Minniecon kept Davao keeper Marko Trkulja busy with a couple of efforts just before halftime.Younghusband poked in Manila’s second goal after the Davao defense failed to clear inside the area, before the Sparks hung on to keep their second straight clean sheet.center_img The Sparks found themselves on top of the table regardless of the result of the Sunday matches heading into the international break.“Davao played well,” said Meralco coach Aris Caslib. “We were fortunate in the small moments of the game.”Davao coach Gary Phillips feels his side is still a work in progress.“We are missing that little quality,” said Phillips, after the Aguilas suffered a third straight defeat. “We have young players who are still learning the game but we need to learn more quickly.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img