September 30, 2018 / 4:39 PM / 2 years ago

Soccer: Palmeiras lead Brazil's Serie A after 3-1 win over Cruzeiro

Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Palmeiras v Cruzeiro - Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil - September 30, 2018 Palmeiras' Bruno Henrique in action with Cruzeiro's Bruno Silva REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A dominant Palmeiras beat Cruzeiro 3-1 at home on Sunday to return to the top of Brazil’s Serie A table.

Lucas Lima’s deflected shot from outside the box put the home side 1-0 up midway through the first half but Mancuello levelled the scores with a penalty kick after half an hour.

Hyoran gave Palmeiras the lead again four minutes before the break and Gustavo Gomez added a third from the penalty spot 20 minutes into the second half.

The result puts Palmeiras two points ahead of Sao Paulo, who play Botafogo later on Sunday.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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