Thailand continue Group F dominance

Thailand continued to dominate Group F of the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asia Cup qualifiers after beating Chinese Taipei 4-2 on Thursday.

The result leaves Thailand on 13 points, well ahead of Iraq on five points, albeit having played two more matches.

Chinese Taipei remains rooted to the foot of the table having lost all four their matches to date.

Somewhat surprisingly, the visitors took the lead in Bangkok's Rajamangala National Stadium when Yaki Yan opened the scoring in the third minute.

Taipei continued to shade the possession stats and seemed like they would keep their slender advantage at the half-time interval when Teerasil Dangda popped up with the equaliser in the 41st minute.

Pokklaw Anan gave the hosts the lead for the first time in the match when he found the back of the net in the 52nd minute.

Despite going behind, Chen Kuei-jen continued to play with plenty of attacking verve and got the equaliser their performance deserved in the 65th minute through Hung Kai-chun.

Seven minutes later, Thailand were back in the lead thanks to Adisak Krasorn's goal and the result was put beyond question two minutes later when Tana Chanabut scored his side's fourth of the night.