India U-16 Girls thrash Pakistan 4-0 in AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifier

With this win, India now sits at the top of the league table with six points from two matches.

India (above) next plays Mongolia on Friday.   -  AIFF

The India U-16 Girls came up with a spectacular performance as they drubbed arch-rivals Pakistan U-16 Girls 4-0 in the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifier match at the MFF Stadium in Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday.

It was Avika Singh who opened the proceedings for India in the 22nd minute, while Pakistan goalkeeper Ayesha, unfortunately, conceded an own goal in the 43rd minute. Sunita Munda made it three with a strike in the 82nd minute, while Shilky Devi sealed the win in the 88th minute. With this win, India now sits at the top of the league table with six points from two matches.

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It was Sunita's assist that allowed Avika to perfectly time her tap into the Pakistan goal to earn India the lead. Following the opener, Pakistan pressed on the defensive mode and continues to defend well. Its goalkeeper Ayesha was having a busy schedule on the field and mostly did a remarkable job, until the 43rd minute, when a miscue resulted in an unfortunate own goal.

In the second half, India mounted more pressure on Pakistan and also dominated the possession. In the 82nd minute, it was Sunita, who did a good job to triple the lead, while six minutes later, it was Shilky, who went for an attack right from the midfield and made no mistake in making it 4-0, which turned out to be the winner for the Indians.

India next plays Mongolia on Friday.

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