Pyramids FC are now top with 23 points after nine games, one point above Ahly who have played a game less.
Ehab Galal’s men have dominated the game in terms of possession but the players lacked the cutting edge in front of goal.
January signing Fagrie Lakay, who made a huge impact during the past games, could not find enough space as he had been under a tight surveillance from the compact and deep NBE Club defence.
Ibrahim Adel, Abdallah El-Said and Sobhi missed several chances including a shot from El-Said that crashed of the post.
At the other, Nasser Mansi was sent clear on target after breaking the offside trap but he was too slow to be caught by two defenders who cleared the danger.
Pyramids FC had to wait for a poor-clearance from defender Ahmad Yassin that was collected by El Said who dribbled his marker to set up Sobhi alone in the area who scored the winner from close range.
It’s Sobhi’s first goal of the season in 14 games and a crucial one in this season’t title race.
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