Estonia undone by slick Armenia
Published: Thursday 20 May 2010, 19.45CET

by Mihhail Malkin
from Tallinn

Estonia 2-3 Armenia
Gevorg Ghazaryan scored twice as the visitors jumped above their hosts
into third place in Group 2.

Armenia jumped above Estonia into third place in 2011 -UEFA European
Under21 Championship Group 2 after overcoming their hosts 3-2 in
FC Pyunik striker Gevorg Ghazaryan scored either side of a Davit
Manoyan effort to give Flemming Serritslev's side the points. Kaimar
Saag had equalised for the hosts, but Ken Kallaste's 81st-minute
strike turned out to be little more than a consolation after the
visitors had opened up a two-goal second-half advantage.
Both team started the match with attacking purpose, but it was Armenia
who threatened most. Ghazaryan had already hit the post with a free-kick
before following up Henrik Mkhitaryan's long-range effort to give his
side the lead. Saag then chipped Edvard Hovhannisyan to level matters
in the 32nd minute. Armenia retook the lead ten minutes after the
break and although Siim Luts hit the bar soon after, Armenia were
creating plenty of chances and Ghazaryan got his second midway through
the half. Saag set up Kellaste to reduce the arrears late on, but
Armenia held out for the points.
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