Sultan Johor Cup: Great Britain claim final triumph over India

Great Britain emerged as winners of the 2015 Johor Sultan Cup, beating defending champions India 4-3 through a penalty shootout, after both sides were tied 2-2 in normal time.

In the match at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Britain started brightly with a goal from captain Luke Taylor as early as the 3rd minute.

India, however, equalized minutes later through Harmanpreet Singh, who managed to guide Parvinder Singh’s pass straight into Britain’s goal.

The first half saw both sides tied at 1-1, with many chances squandered.

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Beginning of second half saw India coming out bravely, with their fast approach rewarded in the 42nd minute after forward Gurjant Singh beat Britain’s Chris Wyver in goal to put his side in front.

Four minutes later, Britain levelled the match at 2-2, this time through a solo goal from Jack Turner.

And with neither side able to find a winning goal, the match went on to penalty shootouts, where Jack Clee was Britain’s hero of the day, scoring the decisive penalty to help his team to a first title in the fifth edition of the competition.

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