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Sweden round-up: Djurgården back on top

Published: Wednesday 18 June 2003, 10.16CET
Champions Djurgårdens IF climbed back into first place after beating Landskrona BoIS 2-1.

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Published: Wednesday 18 June 2003, 10.16CET

Sweden round-up: Djurgården back on top

Champions Djurgårdens IF climbed back into first place after beating Landskrona BoIS 2-1.

Reigning champions Djurgårdens IF climbed back to the top of the Allsvenskan table after beating Landskrona BoIS 2-1 away from home in the latest round of games.

Källström missing
Djurgården were without their influential midfield player Kim Källström who was suspended, but still managed to control the game. Andreas Johansson gave the visitors the lead after 33 minutes from an excellent Babis Stefanidis pass.

Elmander winner
Landskrona clawed their way back into the game after 66 minutes when Alexander Farnerud poked the ball into the net after Mathias Eklund's shot hit the post. However Johan Elmander then took advantage of Magnus Torvaldsson's defensive error to score his sixth of the season and seal three points for Djurgården.

Hammarby hit back
Previous leaders Hammarby met newcomers Östers IF, who were without a win in their last six games. Öster took the lead after just three minutes through Johan Svensson but Hammarby hit back with goals from Dede Anderson and Pablo Piñones-Arcé to lead 2-1 at the interval. Meanwhile Öster found themselves down to ten men after the 42nd-minute dismissal of Tommie Lundström.

Hutchinson shock
A Hammarby victory looked assured, but Attiba Hutchinson equalised in the dying minutes, to give 13th-placed Öster a deserved 2-2 draw and knock Hammarby down to second.

AIK lose
Elsewhere, AIK Solna were looking to build on their remarkable 3-3 draw against Djurgården last time out as they faced Helsingborgs IF. However goals from Michael Gustavsson and Gustaf Andersson in the 17th and 18th minutes respectively gave Helsingborg a comfortable 2-0 win that moved them up to fourth place, three points behind AIK.

Unhappy return for Lundin
IFK Göteborg hosted Örebro SK in what was former IFK coach Stefan Lundin's first visit to his former club since leaving. It was an unhappy return though as two goals from Jonas Henriksson and further strikes from Martin Ericsson and Mikael Sandklef sealed an impressive 4-0 win for IFK.

Ijeh return
Halmstads BK led against Malmö FF courtesy of Swedish international Mikael Nilsson's goal, but the return of Malmö's Nigerian forward Peter Ijeh, who has been out injured all season, helped his side mount a comeback and win 2-1. In the 62nd minute Ijeh equalised and it came as no surprise when Niklas Skoog scored a Malmö winner nine minutes before the final whistle. The result sees Malmö climb to sixth, ahead of Halmstad who are now seventh.

First away win for Örgryte
Örgryte IS recorded their first away win of the season as they beat GIF Sundsvall 1-0 courtesy of a first-minute goal from Brazilian Paulhinho Guará. Finally, Enköpings SK and IF Elfsborg shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw which left the former side rooted to the bottom of the table while the latter are eighth.

Last updated: 19/06/03 13.49CET

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