Sagan Tosu remain top, Urawa keep pace
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Sagan Tosu won 2-1 at Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday to remain at the top of the J.League.

Kim Minwoo scored their opener, with Kei Ikeda adding a second. Shunsuke Nakamura scored late on for the home side, but Sagan held on and stayed ahead of Urawa Red Diamonds Urawa won 2-0 at Omiya Ardija, with Shinzo Koroki and Yosuke Kashiwagi scoring. 

Vissel Kobe are third, winning 1-0 at Ventforet Kofu thanks to Junior's ninth-minute goal, while Kashiwa Reysol are fourth after a 1-0 win over Albirex Niigata, earned by Daisuke Suzuki's second-half strike.

Bottom side Tokushima Vortis got just a fourth point of the season with a 0-0 draw with FC Tokyo, while Tsukasa Shiotani and Milivoje Novakovic shared the goals as Sanfrecce Hiroshima drew 1-1 with Shimizu S-Pulse.

Yong Giryang was the hero as Vegalta Sendai won 1-0 at Cerezo Osaka, Yu Kobayashi and Yoshito Okubo scored twice each as Kawasaki Frontale drubbed Kashima Antlers 4-1, and Gamba Osaka won 2-1 at Nagoya Grampus Eight with Hiroyuki Abe and Kotaro Omori on target.