Yokohama F Marinos beat FC Tokyo 3-0 to win J-League title
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) Yokohama F Marinos beat FC Tokyo 3-0 on Saturday to win their first J-League title in 15 years and their fourth overall.
Coached by Australian Ange Postecoglou, Marinos took the lead in the 26th minute when Thai defender Theerathon Bunmathan scored on a left-foot shot from 28 meters. The hosts doubled their advantage late in the first half on a goal by Brazilian forward Erik Lima.
Keita Endo sealed the win with an angled shot from close range in the 76th minute.
Yokohama went into Saturday's final with a three-point advantage and a seven-goal lead in goal difference over second-place FC Tokyo.
The 54-year-old Postecoglou becomes the first Australian coach to win a major domestic club trophy overseas. A two-time A-League winning coach with Brisbane Roar, Postecoglou turned Yokohama around after the club finish 12th in the 2018 season.
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Updated December 7, 2019