By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Kim Doo-yong put Pattaya ahead after 23 minutes when he found space inside the area and fired clinically into the bottom corner, before Frank Acheampong had two good chances to draw Buriram level, only to be denied by the woodwork and some fine goalkeeping from Narit Taweekul.
Theeratorn Boonmatan then forced another fine save from Narit with a fiercely-struck freekick, but there was to be no denying the Buriram full-back 11 minutes from time when he caught the opposition defence unaware with a quickly-taken effort just as Pattaya were lining up their wall.
Nonetheless, the draw means the Thunder Castle are now 12 points behind leaders Muangthong United after the Twin Qilins recorded a 3-1 win over Police United at the SCG Stadium.
The visitors stunned the home crowd 11 minutes before the break when they went ahead through Pokklao Anan, although that was cancelled out nine minutes later courtesy of a strike from Macedonian playmaker Mario Djurovski.
Muangthong continued to pile the pressure on in the second 45 and eventually made sure of all three points after Teerasil Dangda netted in the 59th and 78th minute.
Another rallying fightback saw Chonburi beat Chiangrai United 2-1 courtesy of goals from Kengne Ludovick and Pipob On-mo, after the visitors had taken a 20th-minute lead through Phaisan Phona.
BEC Tero Sasana remain in second place after a 3-2 win over Osotspa Saraburi.
The Fire Dragons had raced to a two-goal lead at the break after goals from Rangsan Viwatchaichok and Cleiton Silva, only for Suradej Thongchai to pull one back for the hosts nine minutes into the second half.
Silva added a third for his side in the 63rd minute to make sure of the three points, although the visitors did had to endure a nervy end after Hiromichi Katano grabbed a second for Osotspa deep into injury time.
Bangkok Glass' inconsistent form continued as they lost to Esan United 1-0, allowing Army United to overtake them in fifth with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Samut Songkhram.
Struggling Thai Port picked up a much-needed 3-1 win over fellow relegation candidates BBCU, Wuachon United beat basement club TTM Chiangmai 2-0, while TOT and Chainat played out a 1-1 draw.
Wednesday's Thai Premier League Results
Muangthong United 3-1 Police United
Osotspa Saraburi 2-3 BEC Tero Sasana
Buriram United 1-1 Pattaya United
Chonburi 2-1 Chiangrai United
BBCU 1-3 Thai Port
Esan United 1-0 Bangkok Glass
Army United 1-0 Samut Songkhram
Wuachon United 2-0 TTM Chiangmai
TOT 1-1 Chainat