Becamex Binh Duong claimed top spot in the V.League 1 on Sunday evening after recording a comfortable 3-0 win over Hung Vuong An Giang at the Go Dau Stadium.
The hosts took the lead after just seven minutes when Nguyen Trong Hoang opened the scoring, before Abass Cheikh Dieng added a second ten minutes later.
With their opponents failing to pose a real threat, Binh Duong always remained in control of proceedings but just for good measure, Dieng netted again in injury-time to wrap up the three points.
The result allowed Le Thuy Hai’s charges to move a point ahead of Ha Noi T&T at the top of the table, with only three games left to go in the campaign.
Over at the Cua Ong Stadium, Than Quang Ninh snapped a three-game losing streak after beating Dong Nai 5-3.
Dong Nai edged ahead in the 12th minute coutesy of Nguyen Hai Anh’s opener, but Vu Minh Tuan equalised seven minutes later before Sunday Emmanuel put the hosts ahead five minutes after the half-hour mark.
Uche Iheruome then made it 3-1 a minute before the break and added another three minutes in the second half, and a fifth arrived for Quang Ninh in the 65th minute.
Still, the visitors did pull one back five minutes from time through a strike from Melquiades Gomez, who reduced the deficit further in the 93rd minute to add some respectability to the scoreline.
Finally, QNK Quang Nam moved one spot up to eighth following a 2-1 win over Hoang Anh Gia Lai at the Pleiku Stadium.
After Nguyen Chi Huynh had fired the visitors ahead in the seventh minute, Henry Kisekka struck on the half-hour mark to put them two goals to the good.
A Tran Van Buu own-goal did help HAGL pull one back four minutes before halftime, but Quang Nam ultimately held out for the victory.
Sunday’s V.League 1 Results
Hoang Anh Gia Lai 1-2 QNK Quang Nam
Than Quang Ninh 5-3 Dong Nai
Becamex Binh Duong 3-0 Hung Vuong An Giang