Remo Stars FC came from behind to silence and hand Sporting Lagos their first league defeat in the Nigeria Premier Football League at the Remo Stars Stadium.
Jonathan Alukwe gave the noisy Lagosians the lead in the first half before Franck Muawena levelled proceedings ten minutes later, the host piled on the pressure and Sikiru Alimi scored from the spot to put the Sky Blue Stars in front.
Remo Stars came into the match seeking to go on top of the league summit and to hand over their southwest rivals their first defeat of the season.
The opening 15 minutes was cagey for both sides until a through pass located Jonathan Alukwe in the 21st minutes to give his side the lead.
10 minutes after the noisy Lagosians found themselves in front, the Sky Blue Stars levelled up through Franck Muawena from Sodiq Ismail’s cross to make it his third assist this season.
Remo Stars dominated possession for immediately the second half began, but the visitors tried their best as they got their chances, as one would anticipate.
The dominated possession favoured the Sky Blue Stars as one of their player handled the ball in his box and Sikiru Alimi slotted home from the spot to give the hosts their deserved win on the first ever meeting in the Nigeria Premier Football League.
The Sky Blue Stars will set for a clash against Nigeria Premier Football League champions, Enyimba next week, while Sporting Lagos will entertain Niger Tornadoes.