Tehran Times - Persepolis football team eased past relegation strugglers Saba 2-0 in the 19th week of Iran Professional League at Qom’s Yadegar-e Emam stadium on Saturday.
Former Esteghlal defender Hanif Omrazadeh scored an own goal in the 73rd minute to give Persepolis the lead.
Seven minutes later the referee awarded Persepolis a penalty when Ramin Rezaiean was fouled inside the box by Hamidreza Divsalar. Rezaeian chipped the ball into the back of the net to ensure the three points for the Reds.
Branko Ivankovic’s men extended the lead at the top to six points while they will host their main title rivals Tractor Sazi next week.
Elsewhere, Foolad and Siah Jamegan played out a goalless draw in Ahvaz, Saipa edged past Padideh 1-0 in Mashhad, Zob Ahan was held to a goalless draw against Gostaresh Foolad in Tabriz, Sepahan forced to settle for a 0-0 draw against Sanat Naft while Naft Tehran and Esteghlal Khuzestan also shared the points after a 1-1 draw.