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Urawa Reds thrash FC Tokyo 4-1 to widen lead in J-League standings


SAITAMA, Japan — Urawa Reds thrashed FC Tokyo 4-1 Saturday to widen its lead at the top of the J-League standings.

Tadanari Lee and Takahiro Sekine scored first-half goals while Yuki Muto and Tsukasa Umezaki were on target for the hosts after the break.

Urawa stayed unbeaten in 11 matches this season and improved to 27 points, four ahead of FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka and Sanfrecce Hiroshima, which drew with Kashima Antlers 2-2.

Gamba, which was held 1-1 at home by Kawasaki Frontale, is in second place on goal difference.

Also, Yuka Mikado and Jungo Fujimoto scored to lead Yokohama F Marinos to a 2-1 win over Shimizu S-Pulse.

Hiroaki Okuno had a pair of goals and Kim Min-tae added another as Vegalta Sendai beat Albirex Niigata 3-0 for its fourth win of the season.

Matsumoto Yamaga beat Vissel Kobe 2-0 and Ventforet Kofu defeated Montedio Yamagata by the same score.

Yohei Toyoda scored in stoppage time to give Sagan Tosu a 1-0 victory over Nagoya Grampus.

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