Buriram United moved top of the Thai Premier League on Wednesday evening after cruising to a 5-0 win over Chiangrai United at the New I-Mobile Stadium.
It took the Thunder Castle just eight minutes to break the deadlock through an Andres Tunez strike, before Carmelo Gonzalez doubled their lead three minutes later.
Suchao Nutnum then added a third a minute after a hour mark to put his side firmly in control of the tie, and it was 4-0 in the 78th minute when Nattawut Sombatyotha found the back of the net.
But Buriram were still not finished and Nitipong Selanon struck a minute from time to round off the scoring and cap off an impressive display from the defending champions.
The result also allowed them to move top of the table on goal difference after previous leaders Muangthong United fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of BEC Tero Sasana.
Following a goalless first half at the SCG Stadium, Jaturong Pimkoon struck in the 77th minute to hand the Fire Dragons maximum points.
Third-placed Chonburi also joined Buriram and Muangthong on 50 points after claiming a 1-0 home victory over PTT Rayong, which came courtesy of Thiago Cunha’s 63rd-minute strike.
Elsewhere, Bangkok United continued their good run of form as goals from Sompong Soleb and Romain Gasmi helped them beat TOT 2-0, while Army United beat Ratchaburi 2-1 at the Thai Army Sports Stadium.
After Goran Jerkovic had fired Army ahead in the 11th minute, Chainarong Tathong struck a second nine minutes from time although the visitors did manage a consolation in the final minute when Sila Srikampung scored.
Over at the Suphanburi Municipality Stadium, Dragan Boskovic netted a 58th-minute winner to hand Suphanburi a 2-1 win over Samut Songkhram, after Bjorn Lindemann’s opener in the 13th minute had been cancelled out two minutes after the break by Pascal Milien’s equaliser.
Bangkok Glass claimed a much-needed 3-2 triumph over Air Force Central at the Thupatmee Stadium courtesy of Suphasek Kaikaew’s winner five minutes from time, while Aron da Silva netted a second-half brace to help Osotspa Saraburi come from two goals down to force a 2-2 draw against Police United.
Finally, Singhtarua fell to a shock 2-1 home defeat to Chainat, and Sisaket stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a 3-2 win over Songkhla United.
Wednesday’s Thai Premier League Results
Sisaket 3-2 Songkhla United
Singhtarua 1-2 Chainat
Osotspa Saraburi 3-3 Police United
Air Force Central 2-3 Bangkok Glass
Suphanburi 2-1 Samut Songkhram
Chonburi 1-0 PTT Rayong
Buriram United 5-0 Chiangrai United
Army United 2-1 Ratchaburi
Muangthong United 0-1 BEC Tero Sasana
Bangkok United 2-0 TOT