Muangthong pegged back at the death; Chonburi stunned

Goalkeeper Lucas Daniel equalised in the fourth minute of injury-time to help Sisaket hold Muangthong United to a 1-1 draw in the Thai Premier League on Sunday.

Following a goalless first half at the Sri Nakhon Lamduan Stadium, the Twin Qilins took the lead four minutes before the hour mark when Todsapol Lated met Datsakorn Thonglao’s out-swinging freekick with a thumping header into the back of the net.

And in the 74th minute, it looked as though the hosts were dead and buried when they were reduced to ten men after Jakkapong Somboon was sent off for a second bookable offence.

But deep into injury-time, Sisaket custodian Lucas emerged as the unlikely hero as he ventured forward for a freekick and met the delivery with a header that squirmed under Kawin Thamsatchanan and over the line, earning his side a valuable point in the process.

Despite the draw, Muangthong were able to reclaim top spot from BEC Tero Sasana due to their superior goal difference.

Over at the Thai-Japanese Stadium, fifth-placed Chonburi were left stunned as two injury-time goals saw them fall to a 2-0 defeat to struggling Bangkok United.

With neither side able to find the breakthrough in the 90 minutes, it looked as though both teams were going to have to settle for a share of the spoils.

However, in the first minute of injury-time, Kalifa Cisse netted his first goal for the club to put the hosts ahead, before Romain Gasmi added another a couple of minutes later to seal the victory.

Suphanburi moved back into third place ahead of Buriram United after coming from behind to force a 1-1 draw against TOT at the TOT Stadium Chaeng Watthana.

The hosts had taken the lead on the stroke of halftime when Takahiro Kawamura emphatically fired a penalty into the top corner, after Jiranat Nontaket had been tripped inside the box by Panupong Wongsa.

Nonetheless, six minutes from time, Suphanburi were awarded a spot-kick of their own after a rash attempt at a clearance by Kanokphol Rungrueangrotchana saw him catch Thanakorn Kamkhoma with a high boot; Dragan Boskovic stepping up and slotting home the equaliser from 12 yards.

Meanwhile, Ratchaburi got back to winning ways at the Dragons Arena after recording a 3-2 win over PTT Rayong.

Rufinho Sanchez had fired the visitors in front after ten minutes when he broke free inside the area and slipped past Ukrit Wongmeema, before lofting the ball home from a tight angle.

But five minutes later, Ratchaburi pulled level when Genki Nagasato met Sila Srikampung’s searching right-wing cross with a glancing header into the back of the net, before Heberty fired them ahead from the spot in the 28th minute after he had been brought down inside the box.

A minute before the break, the Oil Millionaires did manage to pull level when Rufinho played an incisive through-ball to release Amadou Ouattara, who made no mistake in steering the equaliser into the bottom corner.

Still, it was Ratchaburi who went on to claim all three points four minutes into the second half when a loose ball rolled into the bath of Heberty, who coolly curled home a left-footed shot to win it for his side.

In Sunday’s final game, bottom side Air Force Central played out a 0-0 draw with Osotspa Saraburi in a result that does neither side any real favours.

Sunday’s Thai Premier League Results

Sisaket 1-1 Muangthong United

Air Force Central 0-0 Osotspa Saraburi

Ratchaburi 3-2 PTT Rayong

TOT 1-1 Suphanburi

Bangkok United 2-0 Chonburi

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