Helsingborg opened a four-point lead over second-place Elfsborg thanks to a controversial 2-1 win over Syrianska. Elfsborg settled for a scoreless draw at home with Kalmar. AIK also fell off the pace after losing 3-1 to Göteborg. Last-place Halmstad snapped its 14-game winless streak, outscoring Norrköping 5-4 at home.
Helsingborg 2, Syrianska 1
SÖDERTÄLJE – League leaders Helsingborg ran its unbeaten streak to a league-high 13 games with a controversial, last-second win over Syrianska at Södertälje Fotbollsarena. With the match level at 1-1, Syrianska striker Razak Omotoyossi fell to the ground in the 86th minute with an apparent injury. Normally the team with the ball – in this case Helsingborg – would knock the ball out of play to allow trainers to attend to the player. Instead, HIF went on the attack and sent a pass right through the area where Omotoyossi lay on the ground. The move incensed the players and coaches at Syrianska – Omotoyossi and Ahmet Özdemirok protested so vehemently referee Martin Hansson threw both players out of the game. Now with a two-man advantage, HIF continued to attack five minutes into stoppage time, Peter Larsson scored off a pass from Simon Thern to give Helsingborg the win.
Göteborg 3, AIK 1
GÖTEBORG – Tobias Hysén scored his 14th goal of the season to lead Göteborg to a 3-1 win over AIK at Gamla Ullevi. Mohamed Bangura gave AIK a 1-0 lead in the second minute. Stefan Selakovic tied the match three minutes later when he scored on penalty. Sebastian Eriksson scored in the 20th minute to put Göteborg in front while Hysen struck at the 52-minute mark.
Örebro 4, BK Häcken 0
ÖREBRO - Kushtrim Lushtaku had a goal and an assist in just 28 minutes to help Örebro claim a 4-0 win at Behrn Arena over Häcken. Robin Staf and Valdet Rama staked ÖSK to a 2-0 lead. Lushtaku entered the match in the 62 minute as a sub and scored 20 minutes later. He assisted on a stoppage-time goal from Magnus Kilberg.
Halmstad 5, Norrköping 4
HALMSTAD – Jose Sise had hat trick to lead Halmstad to just its second win of the season, a wild 5-4 shootout over Norrköping at Örjans vall. Emil Salmonsson put HBK in front after eight minutes. Peking came back with three straight goals from Shpetim Hasani, Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson and Christopher Telo to take a 3-1 lead. Sise then scored twice in a seven-minute span, including one from a penalty, to pull the home side level. The visitors took a 4-3 lead when Astrit Ajdarevic scored in the 73rd minute. Marcus Olsson tied the game four minutes later and Sise completed his hat trick when he notched the game winner one minute from time.
Trelleborg 2, Gefle 0
TRELLEBORG – Marcus Pode and Fredrik Jensen combined for all the points as Trelleborg handed Gefle it fourth-straight loss. Pode assisted on Jensen’s goal in the 51st minute while Jensen returned the favor on Pode’s goal one minute into stoppage time.
Djurgården 2, GAIS 2
STOCKHOLM – Peter Gustafsson scored in stoppage time as Djurgården salvaged a point in a 2-2 draw with GAIS. Markus Gustafsson gave GAIS a 1-0 lead in the second minute. Peter Nymann Mikkelsen tied the match for DIF at the 57-minute mark. Eric Magloire Bassombeng put GAIS back in front in the 67th minute. Peter Gustafsson pulled DIF level once more at the 91-minute mark.
Malmö 1, Mjällby 1
SÖLVESBORG – The defending champions continued to struggle domestically, settling for dull 1-1 draw at Strandvallen with Mjällby. Jiload Hamad fired Malmö in front after 37 minutes. Par Eriksson tied the match in the 67th minute.
Elfsborg 0, Kalmar 0
BORÅS – Elfsborg failed to keep pace with league leaders Helsingborg as it played to a scoreless draw against Kalmar.