- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

TOKYO (AP) - Yoshito Okubo scored a record 159th career goal as Kawasaki Frontale defeated Sagan Tosu 1-0 to move into first place in the J-League standings.

Okubo broke the deadlock with a header in stoppage time Sunday as Kawasaki improved to 14 points, one ahead of Urawa Reds, which was held to a scoreless draw by Yokohama F Marinos.

Okubo moved ahead of Hiroshima’s Hisato Sato for the most goals in J-League history.

In other matches, Vissel Kobe and promoted Avispa Fukuoka ended goalless while Jin Izumisawa scored the winner as Omiya Ardija came from a goal down to beat Nagoya Grampus 2-1.

Gamba Osaka topped Vegalta Sendai 3-1 and Ventforet Kofu defeated Shonan Bellmare by the same score.



Brazilian Caio scored a pair of goals as Kashima Antlers thrashed defending champions Hiroshima 4-1.

Former Queens Park Rangers forward Jay Bothroyd scored twice in Jubilo Iwata’s 2-1 win over Albirex Niigata and Junya Tanaka’s late goal allowed Kashiwa Reysol to edge FC Tokyo 1-0 to pick up their first league win of the season.

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