By FOX Sports staff
Entering the game with a two-point lead over second-placed Buriram United, who play on Sunday, the Twin Qilins took the lead in the 36th minute when Macedonia international Mario Gjurovski opened the scoring.
Although Police did pull level on the stroke of halftime through a Chumpol Bua-ngam effort, Gjurovski struck again in the 53rd minute to put Muangthong back in front.
But to their credit, the hosts refused to give in and levelled the scores once again four minutes from time thanks to Michael Murcy’s sixth goal of the campaign, which proved enough to earn them a share of the spoils.
Third-placed Chonburi ended a run of two consecutive 0-0 draws as they claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Chainat.
After Leandro Assumpcao had put the Sharks ahead in the 36th minute, the three points looked to have been secured when Jetsadakorn Hemdaeng added a second a minute from time.
But Chonburi were made to endure a nervy end to the game when Mbengono Yannick pulled one back for Chainat a minute later, although they ultimately held on for the win.
Over at the 72-year Anniversary Stadium, BEC Tero Sasana beat Songkhla United 2-0 to ensure they will stay inside the top six for another week at least.
A Seydou Kone own-goal in the 19th minute handed the Fire Dragons the lead and five minutes from time, Japanese midfielder Sho Shimoji struck to put the result beyond doubt.
In Saturday’s final game, Chiangrai United were leading Samut Songkhram 1-0 thanks to Nantawat Tansopa’s 63rd-minute effort when the match was abandoned after the latter’s fans threw objects onto the field.
Saturday’s Thai Premier League Results
BEC Tero Sasana 2-0 Songkhla United
Samut Songkhram 0-1 Chiangrai United (match abandoned in 65th minute)
Chonburi 2-1 Chainat
Police United 2-2 Muangthong United