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Ten-man KR seal record 12th Icelandic Cup win

Published: Saturday 13 August 2011, 21.44CET
Depite ending the game with ten men, KR Reykjavík lifted the Icelandic Cup for a record 12th time thanks to a 2-0 victory against final debutants Thór Akureyri in Reykjavik.
Ten-man KR seal record 12th Icelandic Cup win
KR players celebrate their cup success against Thór ©KR Reykjavík
Published: Saturday 13 August 2011, 21.44CET

Ten-man KR seal record 12th Icelandic Cup win

Depite ending the game with ten men, KR Reykjavík lifted the Icelandic Cup for a record 12th time thanks to a 2-0 victory against final debutants Thór Akureyri in Reykjavik.

Ten-man KR Reykjavík sealed a record 12th Icelandic Cup triumph courtesy of a 2-0 victory against final debutants Thór Akureyri.

The capital club had the crossbar to thank for keeping the promoted side at bay in the opening period before Gunnar Már Gunnarsson turned the ball into his own net to give KR a 1-0 lead at the break. KR found themselves a man down when Skúli Jón Fridgeirsson was dismissed on 68 minutes, but Baldur Sigurdsson's goal nine minutes from time secured the victory.

"We go into every game aiming to win; this time there was a cup at stake and it was great to land the trophy," said KR coach Rúnar Kristinsson. "The feeling of winning the cup is great and both teams had great support which made the game enjoyable. We played against a good Thór team which gave us a lot of trouble the whole game, but in the second half I think we managed to keep the ball a little bit more and Thór couldn't keep up with us."

Last updated: 22/08/11 1.46CET

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