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Late goal hands Hatta valuable victory over Fujairah

Hatta earned a valuable 1-0 victory over Fujairah in an important bottom-of-the-table clash at Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in matchweek 19 of the Arabian Gulf League.


While the hosts were slightly the better side in the first half, both teams failed to create real goalscoring chances in the first 45 minutes.


Hatta suffered a blow when they were reduced to 10 men after Dostonbek Khamdamov was sent off following a second booking in the 73rd minute.


Despite the numerical disadvantage, it was the home side who broke the deadlock five minutes from time, as Jonathas Cristian converted from the spot to score what turned out to be the winning goal. 


Fujairah's Ali Eid found the back of the net in the 91st minute from a perfect volley, but his effort was ruled out for offside after reviewing the VAR.


After earning their second win of the season, Hatta revived their hopes of remaining at the top flight as they now have 8 points, two behind Fujairah who remained in 12th place.

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