Buriram United’s revival following a slow start to 2019 continued on Sunday as they notched their third consecutive win in all competition by beating Bangkok United 1-0.
In an evenly-contested Thai League 1 encounter at the True Stadium which saw both teams match each other for much of the 90 minutes, it initially looked as though a draw was on the cards.
But, with six minutes remaining, a searching cross from Sasalak Haiprakhon found Pedro Junior, and he was allowed to get past meek challenges by Peerapat Notchaiya and Sanrawat Dechmitr too easily before drilling a low shot into the bottom corner.
Bangkok United did have a couple of chances late on to force the draw through substitute Mike Havenaar, although defender Chitipat Tanklang and goalkeeper Siwarak Tedsungnoen weighed in with pivotal contributions to salvage the three points for Buriram.
Coupled with last weekend’s triumph over PT Prachuap and Wednesday’s impressive 1-0 victory over Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the AFC Champions League, the Thunder Castle now looked to have gotten their campaign back on track after going winless in their opening three matches.
Sunday’s other games in Thai League 1 saw Port draw 1-1 with PTT Rayong, while Samut Prakan City and Sukhothai played out a 0-0 stalemate.
BANGKOK UNITED: Michael Falkesgaard, Tristan Do, Putthinan Wannasri (Mike Havenaar 86’), Manuel Bihr, Everton, Peerapat Notchaiya, Thossawat Limwannasathian, Sanrawat Dechmitr, Pokklaw Anan (Wisarut Imura 85’), Teeratep Winothai (Anon Amornlerdsak 64’), Nelson Bonilla.
BURIRAM UNITED: Siwarak Tedsungnoen, Chitipat Tanklang, Andres Tunez, Pansa Hemviboon, Narubadin Weerawatnodom, Hajime Hosogai, Sasalak Haiprakhon, Stephan Palla, Supachai Jaided (Javier Patino 74’), Supachok Sarachat (Jakkaphan Kaewprom 65’), Pedro Junior.
Photo credit: Buriram United FC