Hà Nội open up a 6 point lead. Bình Dương rise to 3rd. HCMC lose again

V.League 1: round 8

Nam Định 0-2 Hà Nội
Hanoi moved 6 points clear at the top of V.League 1 with a comfortable 2-0 win at bottom placed Nam Định. Đỗ Duy Mạnh opened the scoring in the first half, smashing home a loose ball from six yards. The home side’s day got worse when Trinidad striker Benjamin limped off before the break. Strike partner Henry had a golden opportunity to equalise, but his close range header narrowly went wide of the post.

Oseni nodded in from a yard out after Hung Dung flicked on a corner, to seal a comfortable win and score his 11th goal in 8 league appearances.

The V.League 2 champions , although putting in some spirited displays, have only managed 5 goals in 8 games and coach Nguyễn Văn Sỹ has vowed to ring the changes when the transfer window opens.

Hanoi celebrate with their travelling support

Quảng Ninh 1-3 FLC Thanh Hóa

Nguyễn Đức Thắng maintained his unbeaten start to life at Thanh Hoa with a comfortable win away at Quảng Ninh. Edward Ofere opened the scoring for the visitors on the stroke of half half time with a well taken half volley. Eydison equalised just after the break but it was Ofere who struck next. The home defence backed off and the Nigerian striker unleashed a wonderful effort that flew in off the post.  Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng rounded keeper Tuấn Linh in stoppage time to add a third.

Cần Thơ 2 – 2 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
Cần Thơ twice came from behind to deny HAGL their first away win of the season. Patiyo cancelled out Trần Minh Vương’s opener, in near torrential rain during the first half.

Nguyễn Công Phượng  restored the visitors lead from the spot after Tô Vĩnh Lợi brought down Văn Toàn but Can Tho secured their 4th straight draw when Wander Luiz struck a 30 yard free kick

Can Tho’s Wander Luiz (image: FB Vietnam Football)

Bình Dương 2 – 1 Hải Phòng

Just 4 days after securing a place in the National Cup semi-finals, Bình Dương’s good form continued with a home win which saw them rise to third spot in V.League 1. Trần Minh Chiến ‘s side have now secured five wins in a row in all competitions.

Thanh Thảo’s header put the home side in front on 23’ however Nguyễn Anh Hùng’s wonder goal, a swerving 30 yard strike, ensured the side were all square at the break. Deep into injury time Nguyễn Tiến Linh tapped home the winner after Hai Phong keeper Dang Van Lam coudl only parry Hồ Sỹ Giáp’s low effort.


Đà Nẵng 3 – 0 TP.Hồ Chí Minh

Injury hit HCMC fell to their 5th defeat of the season at Đà Nẵng. Miura’s side, already missing a number of key players suffered another setback when midfielder Tavares limped off early on.

This was a 4th defeat in all row in all competitions for HCMC FC and the lure of a increased bonus for goals scored by the owner failed to pay off.

Goals from Ewode, Merlo & Hồ Ngọc Thắng ended a run of three consecutive defeats for Đà Nẵng


Quảng Nam 1-1 Sông Lam Nghệ An
Quảng Nam’s miserable title defence continued as they labored to a 1-1 home draw against lowly SLNA. The visitors took the lead through U23’s Phan Văn Đức, his 6th goal of 2018. Claudecir equalised with a close range header and the champions pushed for the three points but were unable to  find a way past visiting keeper’ Phan Đình Vũ Hải.


SLNA’s Phan Văn Đức (image: FB Wander Luiz)

Sài Gòn 1 – 1 Khánh Hòa

Toure scored a 94th minute equaliser to deny Saigon their second win of the campaign.   Lê Hoàng Thiên had  put the home side ahead on 55 minutes but Saigon, 3rd from bottom, will have to be content with a 4 game unbeaten run.

Quảng Nam 1-1 Sông Lam Nghệ An, Tam Kỳ: 6,000

Bình Dương 2 – 1 Hải Phòng, Bình Dương: 3,000  

Đà Nẵng 3 – 0 TP.Hồ Chí Minh, Hòa Xuân: 6,000  

Quảng Ninh 1-3 FLC Thanh Hóa, Cẩm Phả:7,000

Sài Gòn 1 – 1 Sanna Khánh Hòa, Thống Nhất: 1,000

Cần Thơ 2 – 2 Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, Cần Thơ: 12,000

Nam Định 0-2 Hà Nội,  Thiên Trường: 15,000


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