Daei off mark with Persepolis

Ali Daei claimed his first win as Persepolis coach with a 1-0 victory over Rah Ahan in round 24 of the Iran Pro League.

Mohsen Khalil grabbed the only goal of the game in the 15th minute to earn Persepolis their first win since Iran legend Daei took over three matches ago.

The three points mean Persepolis climb to third in the standings with 37 points.

Elsewhere, Emad Mohammed scored twice as league leaders Sepahan defeated Malavan 2-0 to move three points clear of second-place Zob Ahan, who edged Esteghlal Ahvaz 2-1.

In other matches, Mes secured a 1-0 win over Shahin, Abu Moslem overcame Peykan 2-1, Foolad defeated Saipa 2-1, Pas edged Saba 2-1 and Teraktor were held to a goalless draw by Moghavemat.