AS BILL CULLEN almost said, it’s a long way from the Belfield Bowl.
Last night, former Derry City and Bray Wanderers striker Eamon Zayed struck a stunning hat-trick… in the Tehran derby.
The treble were his first goals for new club Persepolis, coming in his second game, and in front of a crowd of some 90,000 fans. They ultimately beat Esteghlal 3-2.
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“To score my first goals for the club and in the manner in which I did, was absolutely amazing,” Zayed told Rory Kelly of Extratime.ie afterwards. “It was a derby here, the two biggest teams in Iran, played in front of 90,000 fans in the national stadium and 20 million people watched it live on TV.”
The Libyan international’s hat-trick secured an unlikely win for the side, having been reduced to 10 men. Read a full report here.