|Quảng Ninh and Thanh Hóa’s players vie for the ball in the 24th round match of the V.League 1 in the central province of Thanh Hóa yesterday. — Photo baogiaothong.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Quảng Ninh tied with Thanh Hóa 2-2 in the 24th round match of V.League 1 in the central province of Thanh Hóa yesterday.
The two teams played attack to hunt goals after the referee blew the whistle. Thanh Hóa needed a win to lift their hope to reach the top three, while Quảng Ninh Coal also needed three points to maintain their top position in the rankings.
In the 41st minute, Pape Omar Faye opened the score for Thanh Hóa on a corner kick by Trần Đình Đồng.
After the break, Thanh Hóa’s Đào Văn Phong committed an error in the penalty area and received a red card.
Vũ Minh Tuấn found no difficulties in levelling the score for Quảng Ninh with a penalty shoot.
The visitors, Quảng Ninh, opened many attacks on the hosts, and Mai Tiến Thành was issued his second yellow card.
Bùi Văn Hiếu took full advantage of Thanh Hóa’s goalie’s mistake to raise the score for Quảng Ninh to 2-1 in the 86th minute.
In extra time, Thanh Hóa’s striker Emmanuel Sunday levelled the score to 2-2 .
Meanwhile, Hà Nội T&T reached the top ranking after they defeated Sanna Khánh Hòa 1-0.
Văn Quyết scored the only goal from the 11m spot after Thành Lương committed an error in the penalty area.
Elsewhere, Hải Phòng defeated QNK Quảng Nam 2-1, SHB Đà Nẵng crushed Sài Gòn FC 3-1, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai won over Đồng Tháp 5-2, Sông Lam Nghệ An easily beat Bình Dương 2-0 and Long An drew with Cần Thơ 3-3. — VNS