Plateau United handed Nasarawa United their first defeat of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league in Jos on Friday.
The Solid Miners went into the match unbeaten in all their previous six NPFL games this season (4W 2D); their longest unbeaten run in a single season since the 2014/15 campaign (7 games).
The hosts showed intent and almost took the lead in the 11th minute when Abba Umar met a cross from Abubakar Babawo, but Nasarawa United keeper Danlami Umar denied him from point-blank.
After wasting few chances, Plateau United finally got their nose in front as Zulkifilu headed in from Amos Gyang’s perfect cross.
The Solid Miners had a chance to equalize in the second half, Abdullahi Aliyu hit a ferocious striker from long range, but Plateau United goalkeeper Chinedu Anozie was up to the task.
Man of the match, Ndala released a venomous strike that hit the woodwork in the 61st minute as Plateau United continued to run riot.
Moses Effiong missed a glorious chance to put the game beyond their visitors with the last chance of the game, The former Dakkada forward sent his effort over the bar from close range.
The three points catapulted Plateau United to fifth on the standing, while Nasarawa United kept their place at top of the table.
Plateau United visit Warri Wolves in Ozoro, while Nasarawa United host Enyimba.
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