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United City FC dethrones Kaya FC to claim 2022 Copa Paulino Alcantara crown

United City FC pulled off a stunning 3-2 victory to dethrone archrival Kaya FC and claim the 2022 Copa Paulino Alcantara throne on Sunday at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

With Senegalese Robert Lopez Mandy and Jhan Melizza converting goals in the 14th and 32nd minute, respectively, Kaya mounted a 2-1 lead at the break.

UCFC could only come up with a lone goal in the first half as striker Kenshiro Daniels scored one at the 11th minute mark. But Kaya squandered that lead as United City took advantage.

Pika Minegishi delivered the equalizer just minutes after the second half opened before Mike Ott sealed the win, 3-2, in the 69th minute.

United City ended Kaya's supremacy after the latter ruled the 2021 edition with a 1-0 drubbing of young Azkals Development Team late last year. In that same edition, United City decided to skip the tournament.

—MGP, GMA News