Tehran Times – TABRIZ, Tractor Sazi football team defeated Sepahan 2-0 to keep their title hopes alive in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.
The Tabriz based football team are fifth in IPL table, four points behind leaders Persepolis.
Mehdi Mehdipour was on target in the 38th minute with a long range shot from a set-piece.
Anthony Stokes made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after the Irish forward was brought down in the area by Mehdi Kiani in the 72nd minute.
Furthermore, Padideh were held to a goalless draw by Paykan in Tehran.
Struggling Sepidrood lost to rock-bottom Esteghlal Khuzestan 2-1 and Naft Masjed Soleyman drew 2-2 with Nassaji Mazandaran.
On Thursday, Persepolis defeated Sanat Naft thanks to a goal from Ali Alipour in the first half.
Also, Esteghlal defeated Foolad 3-1 in Ahvaz to keep their title hopes alive.
Persepolis sit top of the table with 41 points, two points clear of Padideh.
Sepahan are third with 38 points and one game in hands.
Esteghlal and Tractor Sazi are fourth and fifth, respectively with 37 points.