Muangthong United have hit the rock bottom of Thai League after suffering a 1-2 defeat to Port FC in Yoon Jong-hwan’s first game in charge as the Kirins head coach.
Yoon had taken charge of the Thai League giants on April 8 after Pairoj Borwonwatanadilok had tendered his resignation following a disastrous start to Muangthong’s domestic season.
However, things did not get off to an ideal start for the South Korean tactician either as he saw his players succumb to a sixth defeat of the season at the SCG Stadium in Nonthaburi against Port FC.
After a goalless first half, Bordin Phala opened the scoring for the visiting Port side in the 50th minute of the game before Nitipong Selanon rubbed more salt into Muangthong’s wound with a second seven minutes later.
Defender Weerawut Kayem found a consolation goal for the Kirins in the 83rd minute, but it turned out to be too little, too late for the home side.
Muangthong are currently bottom of the 16-team league with just six points from eight games. They are level on points with Suphanburi who are above them on goal difference, but the 15th-placed club has a game in their hands over the Kirins.
Port FC lead the proceedings in the Thai League with 17 points from eight games — four points ahead of Buriram who have played one match less.
(Photo courtesy: Muangthong United)