Yoshida helps Japan to victory in Oman

Daily Echo: Maya Yoshida Maya Yoshida

Saints defender Maya Yoshida played 90 minutes for Japan, as they won 2-1 away to Oman in a World Cup qualifier.

Hiroshi Kiyotake put the visitors ahead in the first-half, before Ahmed Mubarak equalised for the home side late on.

There was drama in the final minute, though, as Shinji Okazaki pounced to give Japan all three points.

Alberto Zaccheroni’s team remain top of their Asian qualifying group, with 13 points from five matches, as they took a huge step towards Brazil 2014.

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2:23pm Wed 14 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

I heard that he assisted the first goal and took a kick in the head from a misdirected overhead kick!
I heard that he assisted the first goal and took a kick in the head from a misdirected overhead kick! OSPREYSAINT

5:23pm Wed 14 Nov 12

D.Armstrong76 says...

Too bad he couldn't do the same against Swansea he assisted them for a draw
Too bad he couldn't do the same against Swansea he assisted them for a draw D.Armstrong76

6:50pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Skating on thin ice says...

13 points from 5 matches! So much better than 5 points from 11 matches! Still, after playing today and having to travel back, he will doubtless be "tired" on Saturday, which will give the Orange One a ready-made excuse to explain away the defeat at QPR.
13 points from 5 matches! So much better than 5 points from 11 matches! Still, after playing today and having to travel back, he will doubtless be "tired" on Saturday, which will give the Orange One a ready-made excuse to explain away the defeat at QPR. Skating on thin ice

7:31pm Wed 14 Nov 12

City Saint says...

Well done Yoshi. A solid player who could yet be a great for us.
Well done Yoshi. A solid player who could yet be a great for us. City Saint

9:50am Thu 15 Nov 12

Sammy2sheds says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
13 points from 5 matches! So much better than 5 points from 11 matches! Still, after playing today and having to travel back, he will doubtless be "tired" on Saturday, which will give the Orange One a ready-made excuse to explain away the defeat at QPR.
Doubtless...readymad
e....explain....
oh dont come on our site.football banter.we are better than you.lager.
You are tommy toughnuts..etc..etc
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: 13 points from 5 matches! So much better than 5 points from 11 matches! Still, after playing today and having to travel back, he will doubtless be "tired" on Saturday, which will give the Orange One a ready-made excuse to explain away the defeat at QPR.[/p][/quote]Doubtless...readymad e....explain.... oh dont come on our site.football banter.we are better than you.lager. You are tommy toughnuts..etc..etc Sammy2sheds

4:31pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Dave Brown says...

D.Armstrong76 wrote:
Too bad he couldn't do the same against Swansea he assisted them for a draw
He assisted Swansea for a draw I think not.
Le Tiss would have struggled to control that pass from the keeper.
[quote][p][bold]D.Armstrong76[/bold] wrote: Too bad he couldn't do the same against Swansea he assisted them for a draw[/p][/quote]He assisted Swansea for a draw I think not. Le Tiss would have struggled to control that pass from the keeper. Dave Brown

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