Helsingborg continued to lead the 2011 Allsvenskan as it ran its unbeaten streak to 15 straight with a road win over Trelleborg.
Swedish Allsvenskan Round 21:
Helsingborg continued to lead the 2011 Allsvenskan as it ran its unbeaten streak to 15 straight with a road win over Trelleborg. HIF has a three-point cushion over second-place Elfsborg, which also claimed a Round 21 victory. Helsingborg has 48 points from 21 matches – with 15 victories and just one loss. Elfsborg has 45 points from 14 wins but has four losses. AIK remained in third place, six points off the pace. BK Häcken moved into fourth place after topping last-place Halmstad.
Helsingborg 3, Trelleborg 1 TRELLEBORG – Helsingborg got a brace of goals from Rasmus Jönsson to knock off Trelleborg 3-1 at Vangavallen. Jönsson scored twice in the first half – once from the penalty spot – as HIF built a 3-0 lead. Newly signed Jörgen Skjelvik scored his first career Allsvenskan goal to make the score 3-0. Kristian Haynes scored a late goal for TFF.
Elfsborg 3, IFK Göteborg 2 BORÅS – David Elm scored in stoppage time to hand Elfsborg a 3-2 win over IFK Göteborg at Boras Arena. Lasse Nilsson and Anders Svensson scored for Elfsborg which twice had one-goal leads in the game. Sebastian Eriksson and Jakob Johansson scored equalizing goals for Göteborg, with Johansson tallying at the 86-minute mark. Elm struck three minutes into stoppage time.
AIK 1, IFK Norrköping 0 NORRKÖPING - Kwame Amponsah Karikari scored his first Allsvenskan goal to lead AIK to a 1-0 win over IFK Norrköping at Nya Parken. The South African striker, whom AIK expects to replace departed leading scorer Ibrahim Bangura, struck in the 38th minute off a pass from Mohamed Bangura.
BK Häcken 1, Halmstad 0 HALMSTAD – John Chibuike notched his seventh goal of the season to lead Häcken to hard-fought 1-0 win over an improving Halmstad at Örjans vall. Chibuiker struck at the 31-minute mark off a pass from Rene Muzola Makondele. Hacken finished the match a man down after Jonas Bjurström received a red card after he picked up his second yellow of the match six minutes from time.
GAIS 1, Kalmar 0 GÖTEBORG – GAIS held onto fifth place in the standings with a 1-0 win over and up-and-down Kalmar at Gamla Ullevi. Wanderson do Carmo scored in the 18th minute to lead GAIS to the win. The goal was his seventh of the season.
Örebro 2, Djurgården 0 STOCKHOLM – Örebro continued to show signs of life, running its winning streak to three with a 2-0 victory over Djurgården at Stockholm Stadium. Paolo de Oliveira and Valdet Rama scored in a five-minute span to lead OSK to the win. Rama has now scored in three straight matches.
Mjällby 3, Syrianska 0
SÖLVESBORG – Markus Ekenberg scored twice to lead Mjällby to a 3-0 over Syrianska at Strandvallen. Ekenberg scored both of his goal in the first half. David Lofquist added the third late in the second. Ekenberg leads MAIK with six goals while Lofquist raised his total to five.