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Asian Cup: Saudi Arabia beats N Korea 4-1

January 14, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mohammed Al Sahlawi scored twice in two minutes to lead Saudi Arabia back from a one-goal deficit to a 4-1 win over North Korea in the Asian Cup on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia now has three points and a share of first place in Group B ahead of the match between fellow leaders China and Uzbekistan later Wednesday.

Midfielder Ryang Yong Gi opened the scoring in the 11th minute for North Korea’s first Asian Cup goal since 1992.

Striker Naif Hazazi equalized in the 37th minute, before Al Sahlawi gave Saudi Arabia the lead in the 52nd and made it 3-1 in the 54th

Ri Yong Jik was sent off in the 77th minute for a handball and Nawaf Albid sealed the win after the subsequent penalty.

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