Becamex Binh Duong moved back on top of the V.League 1 on Friday evening after recording a 1-0 win over Ha Noi T&T at the Go Dau Stadium.
The breakthrough arrived after just three minutes when Vietnam international Nguyen Anh Duc netted his first goal of the season, which ultimately proved enough to hand his side maximum points.
The win allowed Binh Duong to climb two places up to top spot and they now have a two-point lead over Than Quang Ninh and Thanh Hoa, who had both played a game prior to Friday.
Meanwhile, Ha Noi continue to languish in eighth and it already looks like they will struggle to challenge for top honours in 2015, having won just two of their opening eight matches.
Becamex Binh Duong: Nguyen Quoc Thien Esele, Au Van Hoan, Nguyen Xuan Luan, Le Phuoc Tu, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Le Tan Tai (Hoang Van Binh 62’), Nguyen Trong Hoang, Mai Tien Thanh (Dang Van Thanh 83’), Abass Chiekh Dieng, Ganiyu Oseni, Nguyen Anh Duc (Nguyen Tang Tuan 68’).
Ha Noi T&T: Duong Hong Son, Duong Thanh Hao, Daneil Cyrus, Nguyen Van Bien, Nguyen Hong Tien, Bui Van Hieu (Pham Thanh Luong 84’), Do Duy Manh, Nguyen Quoc Long, Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Hughtun Hector (Nguyen Hai An 30’), Nguyen Van Quyet.