Myanmar: Yangon United Sitting Pretty at Top

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maintain their domestic dominance with ten wins out of ten league games.

In a tussle at the top of the National League, Yangon United laid waste to second-placed Ayeyarwady United in a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory at Yangon United Sports Complex on Saturday.

Despite going behind to an opportunistic 9th minute Kyaw Mon Oo finish, the league leader continued to press ahead in the search for an equaliser. Zaw Min Tun was able to draw the Lions level with a tremendous near post header from teammate Kyi Lin’s cross in the 40th minute.

Two minutes into the second-half and with last season’s MFF Cup winners with their backs to the wall, league top-scorer Cesar Augusto capitalised on sub-par defending from the visitors as he chased his teammates low cross into the box and duly buried the ball beyond Vanlal Hruala in the Ayeyawady goal.

The result sees Yangon United maintain their phenomenal record in the 2015 league season and extend their lead at the top to an impressive 8 points ahead of second-placed Ayeyawady.

Elsewhere in the league, Hanthawardy United and Zwekapin United played out a drab 0-0 draw, a result which was mirrored as Chin United faced Magwe FC. Yadanarbon FC were brought back from the brink after Ye Ko Oo scored a 94th minute equaliser to give the reigning champions a vital point in their quest to retain the title. The side currently sit in third-place two points behind Ayeyawady and a hefty 10 behind Yangon United at the top.

Rakhine United fell to a 4-1 defeat to Zeyar Shwe Myay FC with Lar Ceu Luai getting a consolation after an own-goal from Bernard Achaw, a brace from returning hero Victor Coto Ortega and Ye Htet Aung had secured an unassailable lead for the visitors.