Toyota Thai League Round 8: Muangthong United breaks 6-year curse against Buriram United

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The defending champions United lost the top spot in the TTL mid-week fight, meanwhile, Chonburi FC struggled to win after they recorded their third draw in a row.

Chonburi FC 1-1 Army United
(Prakit Deeprom 59’ / Josimar Rodriquez 38’)

Chonburi

Credit: Chonburi FC

Another well-known Thai side, Chonburi FC slipped three points after 1-1 draw against Army United.

The Blue Shark again failed to grab three points, since they struggled to win after three games in a row. A disappointing Wednesday night for Chonburi started with domination from the visiting side. Army had more chances and managed to take a lead, when Josimar Rodriquez netted a long-powerful shot in the 38th minute.

After conceding the first goal, Chonburi’s head coach Therdsak Chaiman made a quick change by sending in two substitutions in the 42nd minute. The home side started their strike, but were trailing the visitors 0-1 at the break.

Chonburi eventually managed to bounce back and responded with the equalizer in the 59th minute, when Nurul Sriyankem’s pass found Prakit Deeprom’s header to equal the scoreline.

Chonburi FC shared the spoils with Army United. With this draw, Chonburi currently stays at the 10th while Army sits at the 14th place on the log.

Buriram United 0-3 United
(Cleiton Silva 9’&37’, Adisak Kraisorn 16’)

Muangthong Buriram

Cleiton Silva and Adisak Kraisorn helped Muangthong United defeat 10-man Buriram United 3-0, ending the 6 years of unwinnable streak against Buriram.

The biggest clash of the mid-week round erupted at New I-Mobile Stadium in Buriram.

Kim Seung Yon’s Buriram almost took the lead after two minutes of the first half, but his shot was off target.

Muangthong turned the table by attacking in the 9th minute and succeeded, when Adisak Kraisorn headed for Cleiton Silva to score the opener.

Cleiton won the ball and set up a superb chance at the midway point, breaking on to Adisak to see his shot into the net, pushing the visiting side up 2-0 lead in the 16th minute.

Siwarak Tedsungnoen, Buriram’s goalkeeper, was on hand to keep out Teerasil Dangda’s effort. But he was powerless to stop Cleiton’s beautiful curve-shot in the 37th minute. The first half ended by Muangthong leading Buriram 3-0.

The second half saw Alexandre Gama sending in Brazilian striker Wesley Feitosa, but he was immediately booked, before received one more yellow card and was sent off during the stopped time.

The final whistle was blown; Muangthong United won over Buriram United 3-0, stopped their unbeaten record of 44 games and ended the 20 winless games against the Thunder Castle.
Muangthong now stands at the 2nd place on the log, while Buriram loses the top spot and remains at the 4th place.

Bangkok United 3-0 BEC Tero Sasana
(Sasalak Haiprakon 34’, Mario Gjurovski 79’&90’)

Bangkok United plunged to the Toyota ’s top spot with a magnificent 3-0 defeat BEC Tero Sasana at home.

Thammasat Stadium, Pathum Thani, erupted as BEC’s performance lost its edge. It was a bright start from Bangkok, as they had tons of chances to take the lead. It the 34th minute, home side’s strike was finally successful, as a talented youngster Sasalak Haiprakon’s left-foot shot in six-yard box turned Bangkok to the 1-0 up front BEC before half-time was called.

The visitors tried very hard to score in the second half. Chenrop Samphaodi aimed for long-distance target, but failed to score an equaliser.

The game went by a spell of Bangkok United dominance, with playing more even and controlled. Leandro Tatu won the ball and assisted for Mario Gjurovski, who just came off from the bench, to slot home in the 79th minute.

It did not stop there as BEC added in the last minute, Mario Gjurovski swept in a third goal to seriously hammering the visitors 3-0, helping Bangkok raise to the leading position instead of Buriram United.
Winning 6 games in a row put Bangkok into the lead, while BEC Tero Sasana is now at the 11th place of table with 9 points.

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Author: Sudarat Khamdee

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