|Việt Nam beat Iran 6-1 in the third match of Group D of the 2018 Asian Cup qualification in Hà Nội on Sunday. — Photo vff.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam earned their third win at the 2018 Women’s Asian Cup qualification, beating Iran 6-1 on Sunday in Hà Nội.
The hosts suffered heavy pressure prior to the match to win back the top position, which went to Myanmar who beat Singapore 6-0 in a previous game.
The Vietnamese side needed to win and created a gap of three goals to assure their victory.
They, however, received a shock just eight minutes into the game.
Zahra Ghanbani had an incredible free kick to open the result. It was the first goal loss that Việt Nam suffered at the event.
However, coach Mai Đức Chung’s girls again shaped up immediately.
They needed seven minutes to level the result by Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung, who then created a chance for teammate Hải Yến to head the second goal.
The second half totally was in control by Việt Nam.
Huỳnh Như made it 3-1 20 minutes after the interval. Nguyễn Thị Hòa netted from a straight shot before Yến grabbed her second goal.
Như concluded a big win with a finish that went over keeper Suleimani’s head to the net.
The third win pushed Việt Nam back to the top position in Group D with nine points.
Myanmar is in second, with the same points but a smaller goal difference.
In the final group round match, the top two teams will play each other. Việt Nam just needs a draw to qualify for the Asian Cup finals next year. — VNS