SAITAMA (Kyodo) Holders FC Tokyo survived the dismissal of Kenta Mukuhara to beat Omiya Ardija 1-0 away and pick up their first win in the group stage of the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday.

The result put Tokyo top of Group A while Albirex Niigata also improved to four points from two games edging Cerezo Osaka 1-0 away. Vegalta Sendai against Kyoto Sanga finished 1-1.

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