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Soccer: Douglas strike secures full points for S-Pulse

YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- A stunning 49th-minute goal from Brazilian striker Douglas lifted Shimizu S-Pulse to a 2-1 away win against Yokohama F Marinos in the J-League first division on Wednesday.

In the league's only midweek game, the three points moved S-Pulse up to 11th in the table, with Yokohama stuck in 15th.

Marinos grabbed an early lead when Dusan Cvetinovic's strike from a second-minute corner looked to be going wide but took a deflection off Shimizu's Crislan into the net.

The visitors equalized in the 27th minute when Shota Kaneko beat a defender to a cross from Ko Matsubara and rifled home from the middle of the box.

Douglas put the visitors ahead four minutes after the break with a superb effort, controlling a pass from Kaneko with his chest inside the penalty area and volleying home.

A moment after he had been warned for climbing over Douglas' back for a header, Cvetinovic was sent off in the 65th minute with his second yellow for pulling the Brazilian's shirt. Douglas staggered theatrically before collapsing in a heap inside the area, but the referee wasn't buying it and only awarded a free kick.

Marinos' new acquisition, 17-year-old forward Takefusa Kubo, started but failed to repeat his weekend heroics when he scored in Sunday's 2-0 Emperor's Cup win over Vissel Kobe.

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