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Indian men stun England, top Pool B

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:50 PM IST

Rupinder Pal Singh (C) of India celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the men's field hockey match between India and England at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE |
Rupinder Pal Singh (C) of India celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the men's field hockey match between India and England at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE |
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Gold Coast : The Indian men’s hockey team scored two goals in the final three minutes to overcome England 4-3 in a thrilling match to top Pool B and enter the semi-finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

Manpreet Singh (32nd), Rupinder Pal Singh (51st), Varun Kumar (58th) and Mandeep Singh (59th) scored for India while England got their goals from David Condon (17th minute), Liam Ansell (52nd) and Sam Ward (56th).

Following the win in their final Pool B game, India have 10 points — three more than second-placed England.

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It was tussle to the top spot in Pool B and the two teams lived up to the billing with entertaining hockey, pushing each other hooter-to-hooter. India take on New Zealand on Friday.

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Published on: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:09 AM IST