By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Song Lam Nghe An midfielder Nguyen Trong Hoang scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute to hand his side the victory, which will be a huge boost to their confidence against of this month's AFF Suzuki Cup.
To make matters worse for Malaysia, they were completely outplayed by their opponents and could have lost by a bigger margin, had it not been for the heroics of Kelantan goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi, who made a series of excellent saves.
The Vietnamese have now only lost one of their last nine outings, which included an impressive 2-0 win over Harimau Malaya back on September 11, which came courtesy of goals from star striker Le Cong Vinh and Phan Thanh Hung.
On the other hand, Malaysia coach K. Rajagobal will undoubtedly be aware that his side, who head into the Suzuki Cup as defending champions, still have plenty of improving to do, especially given they face a tricky route to the semi-finals after being grouped together with Singapore, Indonesia and Laos.
Vietnam, on the other hand, are in Group A and will play co-hosts Thailand, Philippines and Myanmar.