Toyota Thai League Round 11: Muangthong replaces Bangkok United as league leaders

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Muangthong 1-0 Suphanburi

The mid-week of ’s top football flight saw Bangkok United struggled to reach three points and ended up with losing the top spot to .

Navy FC 1-0 Bangkok United
(Wittaya Madlam 85’ OG.)

Ten-man Bangkok United was defeated and also lost the leading position, dropping to the 2nd on the log.

Bangkok came to Royal Navy Stadium as the league leaders and had a good start as they dominated the game, but their rotation squad failed to find the net. Navy subsequently fought back as Andre Luis Leite had two chances to help home side take the lead but failed to break the deadlock. The first half finished with goalless draw.

The second half saw Bangkok’s manager Mano Polking sending in three substitutes Leandro Tatu, Mario Gjurovski, and Jaycee John in attempt to secure three points.

The game tended to end as a draw. However, Bangkok United’s captain Wittaya Madlam unfortunately netted an own goal in the 85th minute, giving Navy a chance to win over them.

Bangkok’s situation went from bad to worse when Thritthi Nonsrichai was given a second yellow card that sent him off in the 88th minute.
The last whistle was called with Navy’s victory over Bangkok and stopped their winning streak at seven games.

Muangthong United 1-0 Suphanburi FC
(Cleiton Silva 38’ PEN.)

Muangthong 1-0 Suphanburi

Muangthong United celebrated in unison as Cleiton Silva’s strike earned a 1-0 win which raises the Twin Qilin’s position up to the top spot.

Muangthong started well. Adisak Kraisorn missed a chance to put his name on the scoresheet after six minutes of playing time. The hosts were dominating but struggled to find the net.

The visitors responded and went close to score, when Rangsan Viwatchaichok’s 25-yard powerful free kick forced Kawin Thamsatchanan to save in the 29th minute.

In the 38th minute, the referee saw the handball inside the penalty box, and a penalty was given to Muangthong. It was Brazilian striker Cleiton Silva who scored the winning goal, securing his home side precious three points and rise to the league leading position.

Cleiton Silva has recorded his 102nd goal in Thai top division. With this goal, he now becomes all-time top scorer of the league.

Other TTL Results

Wednesday 11th of May, 2016
Chainat Horbill 3-1 BBCU FC
BEC Tero Sasana 1-2 Pattaya United
Ratchaburi FC 0-0 Chonburi FC
Nakhonratchasima FC 1-4 Chiangrai United
Bangkok Glass FC 3-1 Sisaket FC
Osotsapa M-150 Samutprakarn 2-2 Buriram United
Army United 1-1 Sukhothai FC

Author: Sudarat Khamdee

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