Global pip Kaya to 2011/12 UFL title

A 1-1 draw with Loyola Meralco Sparks on Tuesday was enough for Global to pip Kaya to the 2012 United Football League title on goal difference.

Loyola Meralco Sparks vs Global: Izzeldin Elhabbib

By staff

After Kaya's 1-0 win over Stallion Gilligan's earlier in the day, Global headed into their match against the Sparks a point behind their title rivals, but aware that anything more than a draw would be enough for them to be crowned champions due to their superior goal difference.

Following a goalless first half which saw both sides struggle to make the most of their chances, Global went ahead in the 65th minute when Izzeldin Elhabbib continued his recent run of good form when he scored with a looping header.

Nonetheless, Byeong Yeong-jeol equalised for Loyola 11 minutes later to set up a tense ending to the match, although Global eventually held on to claim their first title in Philippines' top flight.

It was also a disappointing way for Kaya to end their campaign, especially after they moved top of the table earlier in the afternoon with their victory over Stallion, which came courtesy of Nate Burkey's 43rd-minute strike.

Loyola, who briefly looked a good chance for the title, will end the season in third while, Stallion are nine points behind in fourth with a game still to play.

Tuesday's United Football League Results

Stallion Gilligan's 0-1 Kaya

Loyola Meralco Sparks 1-1 Global

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