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Yu Kobayashi scored for a fifth straight game to give Kawasaki Frontale a 1-0 win over FC Tokyo on Saturday and open up a five-point lead at the top of the overall J. League table.

Frontale — who narrowly missed out on the first-stage title to Kashima Antlers — looked to be heading toward a goalless draw at Todoroki Stadium until Japan striker Kobayashi headed home from Shintaro Kurumaya’s cross in the 81st minute.

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