Thai League T1: Buriram keep Muangthong at bay

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Buriram United maintained their six-point lead over Muangthong United at the top of the Thai League T1 following a 2-0 win over Ratchaburi Mitr Phol on Sunday.

Following a goalless first half at the Mitr Phol Stadium, Buriram found the breakthrough in the 55th minute when Diogo lashed a stunning 25-yard freekick in off the bar.

15 minutes later, Jakkaphan Kaewprom added a second with a close-range finish from Rattanakorn Maikami’s low cross to seal the victory for the Thunder Castle.

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The result enabled Buriram to reclaim their six-point cushion over Muangthong United, who had on Saturday defeated Navy 2-1 at the Sattahip Navy Stadium.

Heberty got the Twin Qilins on their way in the 35th minute when he played a neat one-two with Leandro Assumpcao before beating Intharat Apinyakool from a tight angle.

However, the hosts equalised four minutes after halftime; Suttipong Laoporn meeting Suwittaya Numsinlark’s left-wing delivery with a deft header into the back of the net.

But just seven minutes later, Heberty emerged as the hero as he reacted quickest after Teerasil Dangda inadvertently diverted the ball into his path to score the winner.

Over at the Thammasat Stadium, Bangkok United got back to winning ways with a convincing 4-0 triumph over bottom side Super Power Samut Prakan.

The hosts took awhile to get going and only led by a single goal at the break courtesy of a Dragan Boskovic opener, although they piled up the pressure in the second half with Mario Gjurovski, Alexander Sieghart and Mika Chunounsee all netting to cap off a dominant display.

Suphanburi were also big winners on Saturday as they beat Sisaket 4-1, while a day later, Josimar and Todsapol Lated both scored doubles to lead Port to a 5-2 victory at Pattaya United.

There was no separating Sukhothai and Bangkok Glass as they drew 1-1 at the Thung Thalay Luang Stadium, while Victor Cardozo struck an injury-time equaliser to earn Ubon UMT United a 1-1 draw against Chonburi.

Two more games were meant to be played at the weekend but BEC Tero Sasana’s home against against Chiangrai United and Nakhon Ratchasima’s visit to Thai Honda Ladkrabang were both postponed.

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