AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

Philippines beat Nepal 4-1

Published On: March 28, 2017 04:49 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 28: Nepal suffered 4-1 defeat with the Philippines in the first away match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila on Tuesday evening.

Nepal's Bikram Lama was sent off in the 15th minute of the first half. Nepali goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong saved a penalty in the 15th minute but Captain Philip Younghusband scored in the 22nd and 25th minutes against the 10-men Nepal. Iain Ramsay scored third in the 28th minute.

Bishal Rai reduced the margin in the injury time of the first half. Javier Patino scored the fourth for the Philipines in the 72nd minute.

Nepal's playing XI: Kiran Chemjong (goalkeeper), Rabin Shrestha (left back), Aaditya Chaudhary (center-half), Ananta Tamang (center-half), Kamal Shrestha (right back), Sujal Shrestha (left winger), Bikram Lama (midfielder), Rohit Chand (midfielder), Anjan Bista (right winger) Bimal Gharti Magar (striker), Bharat Khawas (striker/captain).

Philippines playing XI:  Neil Etheridge, Carlos De Murga, Sato Daisuke, Amani Manuel, Dennis, Iain Ramsay, James Younghusband, Mike OTT, Philip Younghusband (capatain), Jeffrey Christiaens, Javier Patino.

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