Eriksson off to winning start as Philippines sink Singapore - 3 months ago, 13 Nov 17:42
Sven-Goran Eriksson began his Philippines reign with a win as his Azkals beat Singapore 1-0 in a Suzuki Cup group match at home Tuesday.
Winger Patrick Reichelt scored the only goal in the 78th minute.
He beat three defenders after captain Phil Younghusband, playing in his 100th cap, instinctively flicked on a header from his centre-forward brother James Younghusband, a second-half substitute.
Until then the Singaporeans played a compact, counter-attacking game that frustrated the hosts, who had the majority of the ball but failed to make a single shot on target in the first half on their first game of the tournament.
"The feeling is amazing, opening game, to be a winner," Eriksson, the ex-England manager, said after the Group B match at the Panaad stadium in the central city of Bacolod.
"We had problems in the beginning and it's just unbelievable, at home in Panaad to win it and to be at 1-0, ...
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