Toyota Thai League Round 14: Muangthong sinks BBCU to maintain top spot

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Chonburi 0-1 Bangkok UTD

United overcome another game, keeping their leading position for four weeks so far. Meanwhile, Chonburi FC remains at the ninth after defeated by Bangkok United.

Chonburi FC 0-1 Bangkok United
(Mika Chunuonsee 69′)

Chonburi 0-1 Bangkok UTD

Credit: Chonburi FC

Bangkok United managed to take the precious three points, as Mika’s 69th minute goal proved enough for them to beat Chonburi FC for the first time at the Sharks’ home.

Both sides fielded their strongest squad with the aim of three points but the first half finished scoreless without many chances created.

It was Bangkok who managed to break the deadlock by taking the lead in the 69th minute, thanks to Welsh-Thai defender Mika Chunuonsee’s header.

Despite the lead, Bangkok United was dominated by home side, whose attempted to find the equaliser during the last 20 minutes. However, Chonburi was never able to bounce back and the game eventually ended with a narrow 1-0 win in favor of the away team.

Buriram United 1-0 Nakhon Ratchasima FC
(Go Seul-ki 14′)

Buriram’s new head coach Afshin Ghotbi celebrated his debut for the club with three points, after the “Thunder Castle” won over Nakhon Ratchasima at I-Mobile Stadium.

Under the new reign, Buriram had a better look and certainly dominated the game, as their visitors were absolutely in panic after nine winless games.

It was a South Korean midfielder Go Seul-ki who brought home three points. Narubadin Weerawatnodom assisted a well-timed pass for Go Seul-ki to score the winning goal in the first half.

The match ended up asBuriram United’s narrowed victory 1-0 over Nakhon Ratchasima. However, the “Thunder Castle” still lacked sharpness in front of goal.

Suphanburi FC 1-2 Bangkok Glass FC
(Rangsan Viwatchaichok 70′ / Surachat Sareepim 75′, Pravinwat Boonyon 78′)

Bangkok Glass found themselves in top-four on the log, as they produced the ultimate smash-and-grab victory at Suphanburi Stadium.

All of three goals happened in the second half, and it was the host who took the lead when Rangsan Viwatchaichok converted a superb free kick in the 70th minute.

Bangkok Glass subsequently restored in the 75th minute by Surachat Sareepim who slotted the ball into the corner of the net, before securing the winning goal from Pravinwat Boonyon’s marvelous header three minutes later.

Bangkok Glass won over Suphanburi 2-1 and it was a victory at Suphanburi’s home for the first time in three years.

BBCU FC 1-2 Muangthong United
(Naret Ritpitakwong 46′ / Cleiton Silva 55′, Michael N’Dri 90+1′)

Michael N’dri was a hero when he came out from the bench to secure the winning goal, as Muangthong United came from behind to beat BBCU 2-1.

It was the hosts who took the lead first, when Julius Oiboh slipped in Naret Ritpitakwong to slide a cool finish past Kawin Thamsatchanan in the first minute of the second half.

Even after BBCU had gone ahead, the visitors continued to play with confidence and finally found the equalizer thanks to Cleiton Silva’s smart header in the 55th minute. Afterwards, Michael N’dri scored a late winner as Muangthong claimed a controversial victory over the bottom club of the table, BBCU 2-1. The Twin Qilins maintain their leading for another week.

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Author: Sudarat Khamdee