Tasnim) – Tractor Sazi of Tabriz football team defeated Esteghlal 4-1 in the Iranian Professional League (IPL) in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Sunday.
Saman Nariman Jahan scored a hat trick and Edinho scored one goal for Tractor Sazi.
Nariman Jahan was on target in the 6th minute but Omid Ebrahimi cancelled out his goal in the 30th minute.
Tractor Sazi Brazilian striker Edinho made it 2-1 just before the halftime.
Nariman Jahan scored in the 56th minute and netted once again in the 87th minute to make it 4-1.
IPL title favorites Sepahan of Isfahan and Naft of Tehran also defeated their rival to stay in title hunt.
Sepahan defeated Naft Masjed Soleyman 3-1 and Naft Tehran saw off Saba 1-0.
Furthermore, Persepolis of Tehran was defeated against Gostaresh Foolad 2-1 in Tabriz, Foolad of Khuzestan and Padideh of Mashhad drew 0-0 in Ahvaz, Zob Ahan defeated Malavan of Bandar Anzali 2-0 in Isfahan, Saipa beat Esteghlal Khuzestan 3-2 and Paykan lost to Rah Ahan 3-2.
Tractor Sazi and Naft stay at the top of the IPL with 57 points.
Sepahan is one point adrift of the leaders.