Chonburi deal further blow to Muangthong title hopes

Muangthong United’s ailing bid to win the Thai Premier League was dealt another blow on Saturday after they were beaten 2-0 by title rivals Chonburi.

Having fallen to a 1-0 loss to league leaders Buriram United in midweek, the Twin Qilins entered the clash at the Chonburi Stadium looking to get their title hopes back on track.

But following a goalless first half, it was the hosts who took the lead in the 65th minute when Thiago Cunha opened the scoring, before Pipob On-mo netted in injury-time to wrap up the three points for Chonburi.

Although the result did allow the Sharks to pull level on points with Buriram, they remain second on the table due to their inferior head-to-head record.

Meanwhile, Chiangrai United climbed two spots up to sixth after cruising to a 3-0 win over Bangkok United at the United Stadium.

After Kittitach Prachantasi had fired the hosts ahead in the 20th minute, Renan Marques doubled their tally on the stroke of halftime when he scored from the penalty spot.

And in the 75th minute, Chiangrai went on to seal the victory after Leandro Assumpcao added a third for them.

Bangkok Glass snapped a three-game winless streak in convincing fashion after recording an emphatic 6-1 win over TOT at the Leo Stadium.

Darko Tasevski had broken the deadlock for the hosts after 12 minutes, but TOT went in level at the break after Takahiro Kawamura equalised from the penalty spot three minutes before the half-hour mark.

Nonetheless, Lazarus Kaimbi netted in the 48th minute to restore the Glass Rabbits’ advantage, and Goshi Okubo was next to strike to make it 3-1 five minutes later.

From then, there was always only ever going to be one winner and Kaimbi struck again in the 57th minute and completed his hat-trick four minutes later, before Subun Ngoenprasert rounded off the scoring with a sixth goal nine minutes from time.

Over at the PTT Stadium, PTT Rayong continued their valiant bid to avoid relegation as they beat Chainat 2-0 for their third win in the last five matches.

The Oil Millionaires drew first blood when Amorn Thammanarm scored in the 54th minute, before Adisak Srikampang struck seven minutes from the end to make sure of the victory.

Finally, Phuwadol Suwannachart netted the only goal of the game in the 70th minute to help Ratchaburi defeat Songkhla United 1-0 at the Dragons Arena.

Saturday’s Thai Premier League Results

Ratchaburi 1-0 Songkhla United

PTT Rayong 2-0 Chainat

Chiangrai United 3-0 Bangkok United

Chonburi 2-0 Muangthong United

Bangkok Glass 6-1 TOT

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