By Gabriel TanFollow @@gabetan13
The Thunder Castle took the lead at the New I-Mobile Stadium in the tenth minute when opposition goalkeeper Sujin Naknayom completely flapped at a excellent corner from Theerathon Bunmathan, allowing Adisak Kraisorn to turn the ball home with his thigh at the far post.
15 minutes from time, the hosts secured the three points as they were gifted another goal by the Fire Dragons; Belux Bukasa Kasongo missing his attempt to head clear Pratum Chuthong's long ball and allowing Suriya Domtaisong to break free and play in Theerathon, who coolly slotted into the back of the net.
Buriram remain five points clear of Muangthong United, who toiled to a 2-1 victory over TOT at the SCG Stadium.
The defending champions took the lead in the 21st minute when Edivaldo Rojas pounced on a weak punch by Weera Koedpudsa and volleyed the ball home, but despite creating a host of chances after that, they were unable to double their tally.
Their second goal did eventually arrive in the 87th minute thanks to a moment of brilliance from Teerasil Dangda, as he picked up the ball just inside the opposition half and sprinted straight for goal, skipping past three challenges before clinically firing past Weera.
And his goal proved to be crucial in the final minute as TOT pulled one back after Kanokphol Roongrueangrotchana netted from close range, although it was too little too late as Muangthong held on for the win.
Over at the Leo Stadium, Bangkok Glass continued their resurgence as they climbed up to fourth on the table by beating Pattaya United 4-1 - recording their fourth win in five games in the process.
Teeratep Winothai got them off to a dream start when he opened the scoring in the fifth minute, before Lazarus Kaimbi added a second four minutes later.
Six minutes after the break, the contest was all but over when Suphasek Kaikaew added a third for the Glass Rabbits, and although Pattaya did managed to pull one back through an Efe Obode strike in the 89th minute, Korakod Wiriyaudomsiri netted in injury-time to round off the scoring for the hosts.
Struggling Samut Songkhram gave their hopes of avoiding relegation a huge boost by claiming a 1-0 win at Police United, with Sittipan Chumchuay scoring the only goal of the game three minutes after halftime.
Finally, bottom side Chiangrai United look increasingly likely for the drop after being handed a 3-0 defeat at home to Osotspa Saraburi.
After Kabfah Boonmatoon had handed the visitors an eighth-minute lead, Anthony Moura-Komenan struck two minutes later to make it 2-0, before Chananan Pombuppha wrapped up the win with a third in the 64th minute.
Saturday's Thai Premier League Results
Bangkok Glass 4-1 Pattaya United
Buriram United 2-0 BEC Tero Sasana
Chiangrai United 0-3 Osotspa Saraburi
Muangthong United 2-1 TOT
Police United 0-1 Samut Songkhram
Image courtesy of Buriram United FC