Thanh Hoá players celebrate their goal. — Photo courtesy of VFF
HÀ NỘI — Thanh Hoá jumped to the top of Group B after beating Việt Nam's Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF) 1-0 in the National U17 Football Championship on Thursday in Tây Ninh Province.
Nguyễn Văn Tùng scored the only goal in the 43rd minute after he left two PVF defenders behind and finished confidently.
PVF had chances but Võ Nguyên Hoàng and Trịnh Văn Chung failed to score. The best opportunity went to Phan Viết Thiện whose header came off the crossbar in the 73rd minute.
A minute later captain Trần Quốc Đạt of Thanh Hoá was sent off for two yellow cards in one sequence, the first for taking down midfielder Đào Văn Chưởng of PVF and the second for his aggressive reaction to referee Nguyễn Đức Thiện's decision.
PVF were also reduced to 10 men when Nguyễn Thế Hùng received a red card in the 80th minute for a bad challenge.
In other match Becamex Bình Dương drew with Sanvinest Khánh Hòa 3-3.Đoàn Minh Nhựt, Trần Tiến Đạt and Hà Trung Hậu netted for Bình Dương while Nguyễn Minh Lợi netted a brace and Huỳnh Thanh Tuấn got the other for Khánh Hòa.
After two matches, Thanh Hoá lead the group with four points, followed by PVF on three. Bình Dương stand third with two points and Khánh Hoà are bottom with one.
In today's matches, Hoàng Anh Gia Lai will play Tây Ninh and Viettel will face Đồng Tháp in Group A. — VNS