|Quick moves: Hoang Dinh Tung scored an early goal for Thanh Hoa in a match against Song Lam Nghe An in the 19th round of the Toyota V.League 1 yesterday. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — FLC Thanh Hoa defeated Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) 2-1 in the 19th round of the Toyota V.League 1 in Thanh Hoa Stadium yesterday.
This win helped Thanh Hoa earn 37 points to rank second out of 14 teams, finishing one point behind the top team, Binh Duong. Overall, SLNA stood at seventh position with 29 points.
With the support of fans on their home turf, and skilled players, hosts Thanh Hoa overwhelmed their rivals beginning with the early goal of striker Hoang Dinh Tung in the sixth minute.
Only 15 minutes later, SLNA scored another goal to level the score 1-1 thanks to Cao Xuan Truong, who carried his header past Thanh Hoa's goalkeeper.
In the 57th minute, defender Pham Manh Hung of SLNA was removed from the game after receiving his second yellow card in this match.
Taking full advantage of this opportunity, Thanh Hoa continuously attacked, and Pape Omar Faye, a Senegalese football striker, fixed the score at 2-1 for Thanh Hoa in the 80th minute.
Meanwhile, SLNA also had several chances to level the score, but their strikers didn't score against Thanh Hoa's goalie.
In Tam Ky Stadium, the hosts QNK Quang Nam crushed Dong Thap 2-0.
Attacking efforts helped Quang Nam score a goal in the 72nd minute thanks to striker Abdullahi Suleiman. Congolese striker Patiyo Tambwe scored a second goal for Quang Nam in the 84th minute,
With this victory, Quang Nam now has 20 points to temporarily rank in the 10th spot.
In other matches played on Saturday, Dong Tam Long beat Khanh Hoa 2-0, Binh Duong bested Can Tho 4-1, Dong Nai tied goalless with Ha Noi T&T and Hai Phong won over Da Nang 2-0. — VNS