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AWD-Arena (ATT 39,200) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Christian Dingert

Hannover Hannover 96 vs FC Augsburg FC Augsburg

Hannover 2

A Sobiech (60)


FC Augsburg 1

P Verhaegh (pen 51)

Hannover keep up home momentum

Last Updated: 21/09/13 5:14pm

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Sebastien Pocognoli and Andre Hahn battle for the ball

Sebastien Pocognoli and Andre Hahn battle for the ball

Hannover made it four wins out of four at home to move up to fourth in the Bundesliga table, although they left it late to beat Augsburg 2-1.

Szabolcs Huszti kept his cool to score an 89th-minute penalty to earn the Reds all three points and end Augsburg's club-record three-game winning streak.

Paul Verhaegh also scored from the spot to give Augsburg the lead in the 51st minute before Artur Sobiech levelled matters on the hour mark.

The game took a while to warm up inside the Niedersachsenstadion with Hannover unable to express their usual dominant game on home soil.

Augsburg, buoyed by three straight wins, showed no fear, even if only four sides had managed to win in the Lower Saxony capital last season.

Towards the end of the first half, Leon Andreasen tested Augsburg goalkeeper Alex Manninger with a 25-yard free-kick, but the Austrian rose to the occasion to keep the ball out.

Augsburg's best chance was a volley from Sascha Molders which blazed over.

His next shot on goal struck the arm of Salif Sane, and the referee pointed to the spot, giving Verhaegh the chance to score from the spot, and he took it.

Hannover saw similar claims for a penalty waved away when Didier Ya Konan's effort struck Ragnar Klavan, but the referee this time did not award a spot-kick.

Sobiech then took advantage of a mix-up between Manninger and Klavan, who clashed in mid-air, leaving the ball for the Polish forward to tuck in.

Hannover searched for a winner and they found it late on when Ya Konan's header hit the arm of Matthias Ostrzolek, and this time a penalty was awarded.

Huszti stepped up and sent the ball into the right-hand corner to earn Hannover their fourth home win of the season.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 18 45
2 Wolfsburg 18 37
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15