Tehran Times - Gol Gohar football team defeated Shahr Khodro 3-1 to reclaim top spot of Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.
Nigerian forward Godwin Mensha netted a hat-trick to seal three points for the hosts.
Shahr Khodro’s midfielder Sadegh Sadeghi scored a consolation goal in the 77th minute.
Naft Masjed Soleyman earned a late victory against Foolad thanks to Nima Entezari’s injury-time goal.
In Isfahan, Zob Ahan and Esteghlal played out a goalless draw.
Tractor also defeated visiting Paykan 3-1 in Tabriz. Mehdi Tikdari, Ashkan Dejagah and Mohammad Abbaszadeh were on target for Tractor and Reza Jabireh scored for Paykan.
On Thursday, Sanat Naft lost to Aluminum Arak 1-0 and Mes defeated Nassaji with the same result.
Gol Gohar returned to the top with 13 points, one point ahead of Persepolis.