Panchkula, Feb 26 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC jumped to the top of the I-League table with a clinical 2-0 victory over reigning champions Aizawl FC in a crucial encounter at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Monday.
Second-half goals from Akash Sangwan (51st) and substitute Bazie Armand (90+6) secured all three points for the Punjab-based side who now have a one-point lead over second-placed Neroca FC with a game in hand. Minerva, after the win, are on 32 points from 16 games.
They play Chennai City FC away on March 2 followed by Churchill Brothers on March 8.
Neroca (31 points from 17 matches) have only one game in hand, away to East Bengal who are also in contention at third position having 29 points from 16 outings.