Kashima Antlers win the Emperor Cup 2-1 against Shimizu S-Pulse

Kashima Antlers 2 – Shimizu Antlers 1 (Emperor Cup final, January 1, 2011) Fellype Gabriel gave Kashima the lead on 31 with a back header. Frode Johnson equalised on the hour. But a winner 13 minutes from time by Takuya Nozawa won the match for Kashima with a free-kick.