Myanmar National League: Shan-Yangon draw benefits Yadanarbon

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

The top three of the Myanmar National League are now only separated by four points after leaders Shan United and second-placed Yangon United played out a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

The stalemate at the Taunggyi Stadium sees Shan retain their two-point lead at the summit, although Yangon are now also just two points ahead of third-placed Yadanarbon.

ယ​ေန႔ ည​ေနက ျမန္​မာ​ေန႐ွင္​နယ္​လိဂ္​ အမွတ္​​ေပးၿပိဳင္​ပဲြ ပဲြစဥ္​ ၁၉ အျဖစ္​ ႐ွမ္​းယူႏိုက္​တက္​ အသင္​း ႏွင္​့ ရန္​ကုန္​ ယူႏိုက္​တက္​ အသင္​းတို႔ယွဥ္​ၿပိဳင္​ ကစားခဲ့ရာ ႏွစ္​ဖက္​ အသင္​းမွ ပဲြၿပီးဆံုးသည္​အထိ ဂိုးသြင္​းယူႏိုင္​မႈ မ႐ွိဘဲ သ​ေရရလဒ္​ထြက္​​ေပၚ ခဲ့ (သတင္​းအျပည္​့စံုဖတ္​႐ႈရန္​.. .) Yangon United shared the points with Shan United with no goal in the match 19 in Myanmar National League 2017 (for more details…) #Yangon #YUFC #DreamBig #PlayHard #ThisIsYangon #HomeOfYUFC #Football #Full Time #Draw #0_0

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Defending champions Yadanarbon were initially scheduled to play GFA on Monday afternoon but were awarded a 3-0 win after their opponents failed to turn up for the game at the Aung San Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ayeyawady United relinquished a lead and then had to come from behind to draw 2-2 with Southern Myanmar.

Although Min Min Thu had fired Ayeyawady ahead five minutes before the break, Hedipo Gustavo equalised in the 77th minute and Yan Naing Htwe then put Southern ahead when he netted nine minutes later.

But in the final minute, Keith Martu Nah converted from the penalty spot to earn his side a share of the spoils.

Monday’s final game saw Hantharwady United rescue a 1-1 draw against Magwe, while the other tie on Saturday ended as a 1-0 victory to Zwekapin United over Chin United courtesy of Ken Matsumoto’s 63rd-minute strike.

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