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A goalkeeper in Indonesia's top division has died after colliding with a team-mate during a league match.

Choirul Huda, 38, was rushed to hospital on Sunday but pronounced dead shortly after arriving, doctors said.

In a statement released on the website of his club - Persela FC - Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said Huda suffered "impacts on the chest and lower jaw".

He added the "initial analysis" suggested a "possibility of head trauma and neck trauma".

Dr Nugroho, from Dr Soegiri Lamongan hospital in Lamongan, East Java, said the collision resulted in Huda "stopping breathing and [caused a] cardiac arrest".

He said a medical team attempted to revive him but after an hour there were "no reflexes of signs of normal life".

The match continued, with Persela beating Semen Padang 2-0.

Persela said thousands of fans later attended a candlelit vigil to honour the goalkeeper, who made more than 500 league appearances for his only club.

"Thank you for your constant dedication," read a post on the club's Instagram account.

"Thank you for the inspiration you gave to Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football."

 

Analysis - 'He loved what he was doing and he was a legend'

Indonesian football writer Antony Sutton met Huda a few months ago while researching a book.

"He played for his local team, he was living the dream," said Sutton. "He was just happy in his skin and happy in his town.

"He's a legend - a one-club man, His ambition was to become his club's goalkeeping coach after he retired.

"He never created a fuss about anything. He loved what he was doing but did it in such an understated way."

Source: BBC

Midfielder's stoppage-time goal and Deeney penalty earn comeback victory to send team fourth

Midfielder's stoppage-time goal and Deeney penalty earn comeback victory to send team fourth.

Tom Cleverley struck in stoppage time to give Watford a 2-1 win over Arsenal, their first home victory over the Gunners in 30 years.

Per Mertesacker gave Arsenal the lead on 39 minutes, heading in Granit Xhaka’s corner for his first goal in 1,400 days.

Watford raised the pressure after the break and less than a minute after Heurelho Gomes had saved from Mesut Ozil, Watford had a penalty.

Richarlison was fouled by Hector Bellerin and Troy Deeney scored his first goal of the season from the spot, minutes after being brought on.

Deeney almost had a second on 83 minutes as his shot hit Mertesacker and rebounded off a post. But Cleverley converted after a goalmouth scramble to earn the three points that send Watford up to fourth and drop Arsenal to sixth.

Source: premierleague

Leroy Sane

Manchester City remain unbeaten and return to the top of the Premier League following a sensational 7-2 win over Stoke City.

Pep Guardiola’s side opened up a three-goal lead within 30 minutes as Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and David Silva finished off devastating team moves.

Stoke mounted a comeback with two goals in three minutes, Mame Biram Diouf scoring from Jese's assist before the Senegalese's header deflected in off Kyle Walker.

But Kevin De Bruyne produced two clinical passes to assist Jesus and Leroy Sane goals, either side of a Fernandinho long-range strike, before Bernardo Silva completed the scoring.

Man City go back above Manchester United and have scored 5+ goals in three consecutive home matches. Stoke drop to 15th. 

Source: premierleague

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