Ha Noi T&T’s disappointing start to the 2015 V.League 1 season continued on Saturday after they were beaten 1-0 by newly-promoted Sanna Khanh Hoa at the Nha Trang Stadium.
The only goal of the game arrived in the 17th minute when Brazilian centre-back Tales dos Santos popped up at the other end to net his first goal for Khanh Hoa, which was ultimately enough to hand them maximum points.
The result was enough to send them two places up to fifth on the table, and it already looks as though they will have enough in them to steer clear of the relegation zone this season.
Meanwhile, Ha Noi have now won just two of their opening ten matches, and it looks like they will struggle to challenge for the title given they already find themselves 12 points off the pace.
Sanna Khanh Hoa: Nguyen Tuan Manh, Nguyen Tan Dien, Tran Van Vu, Tales dos Santos, Tran Trong Binh, Nguyen Tan Tai, Nguyen Hoang Quoc Chi, Cao Van Trien, Le Cao Hoai An, Nguyen Viet Binh, Uche Iheruome.
Ha Noi T&T: Duong Hong Son, Nguyen Hong Tien, Nguyen Van Bien, Daneil Cyrus, Nguyen Quoc Long, Bui Van Hieu, Do Duy Manh, Pham Thanh Luong, Nguyen Van Quyet, Hoang Vu Samson, Gonzalo Marronkle.