Hà Nội edge Thanh Hóa in 7 goal thriller. Nam Định,SLNA & HCMC all lose

Hà Nội 4 – 3 FLC Thanh Hóa

Hà Nội edged out Thanh Hóa at the Hang Day stadium in a seven goal thriller. Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng stunned he league leaders with contender for goal of the season on 23’, his wonderful curling 30 yard effort leaving Phí Minh Long no chance in the Hanoi goal. The lead lasted just two minutes when Nguyễn Quang Hải’s effort was wickedly deflected beyond Nguyễn Thanh Thắng.

Trần Văn Kiên gave Hanoi the lead, weaving his way through the Thanh Hoa defence for his first topflight goal. In a raucous atmosphere both teams were not content to sit back in an end-to-end first half and just before the break, Pape Omar Faye curled in a beautiful equalizer from 18 yards..

On the hour Hà Nội took the lead for a second time, Đỗ Hùng Dũng lobbing the keeper from 20 yards, another contender for goal of the week. Buoyed by their noisy travelling support, Thanh Hóa refused to give up and looked to have sealed a point when Ngô Hoàng Thịnh’s 30 yard free kick sailed past Phí Minh Long.

In an incredible final twist Trương Văn Thái Quý was the unlikely hero when he crept in at the near post to head home Nguyễn Quang Hải’s cross and sealed the 3 points for the league leaders.

Van Kien (c) celebrates his first goal for the club (image: FB VPF)

Quảng Nam 5 – 2 Nam Định

Quảng Nam made light work of seeing off bottom side Nam Định 5-2 in Tam Ky.  A Hà Minh Tuấn hat trick, and a goal apiece for Claudecir and Suleiman lifted the reigning champions up to 9th place in V.League 1.  Vũ Hữu Quý  and Shackiel got on the score-sheet for Nam Định who remain rooted to the bottom of the table having suffered 7 defeats in the last 8 outings.


Hải Phòng 3 – 0 Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN

Hải Phòng’s Andre Fagan hit a brace as his side comfortable saw off Khánh Hoa at the Lạch Tray stadium. The Jamaican striker showed great strength to hold off a defender before dispatching past Nguyễn Tuấn Mạnh in the visitors goal. Đình Bảo doubled the lead just 5 minutes later and Fagan got his fourth of the season after confusion in the Khánh Hoa defence.

Sài Gòn 1-2 XSKT Cần Thơ

A Wander Luiz brace ended a run of 4 consecutive draws and moved Cần Thơ up to 4th spot in the V.League. The Brazilian took advantage of a poor clearance by Saigon keeper Phạm Văn Phong, scoring from 30 yards inside 10 minutes. Bùi Trần Vũ equalized 15’later, finishing from a nice cut back from Võ Hoàng Quảng.

Having scored two long range efforts in his last two outings, Wander Luiz went one better, this time sending a wonderful lob over Văn Phong from inside his own half.

Can Tho’s Wander Luiz (image: FB VPF)

Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 1 – 0 Sông Lam Nghệ An

Triệu Việt Hưng headed home Lương Xuân Trường’s free kick to secure HAGL’s third win of the season against lowly SLNA. Rimario should have doubled the lead late on but having rounded the keeper his effort was cleared off the line by a Quế Ngọc Hải.

HAGL climb to 7th spot while SLNA are now without a win in 5 and sit just 3 points off the bottom.

Đà Nẵng 0-0 Bình Dương

Bình Dương stretched their unbeaten run to 9 in all competitions with a goalless draw at Đà Nẵng. Greek defender Tanidis came closest to scoring when his first half header came back off the post. The defended did then have the ball in the back of the net but it was harshly ruled out by the ref. Tanidis rose unchallenged to head home but in the back ground Anh Duc was adjudged to have pushed a defender.

Quảng Ninh 1-0 CLB TP. Hồ Chí Minh

Hồ Chí Minh suffered their 4th straight V.League defeat as they fell to a single goal against 2nd placed Quảng Ninh. The defeat was hard on Miura’s side who had a legitimate goal by Trần Phi Sơn ruled out for offside with just 10 minutes remaining; the ref stating the ball deflecting in off a HCMC player in an offside position, where it clearly struck a defender.

Two minutes later luck favored the home side as Trịnh Hoa Hùng’s deflected effort looped over Nguyễn Thanh Diệp in the HCMC goal. Trần Phi Sơn picked up a 2nd yellow for dissent as HCMC’s depleted squad took another blow. Miura will surely be busy in the transfer window having seen his side score just once in their last five league outings.


Sài Gòn 1-2 Cần Thơ, Thống Nhất: 2,000

Quảng Ninh 1-0 CLB TP. Hồ Chí Minh, Cẩm Phả: 5,000

Đà Nẵng 0-0 Bình Dương, Hòa Xuân: 5,000

Quảng Nam 5 – 2 Nam Định, Tam Kỳ: 4,000
Hải Phòng 3 – 0 Khánh Hòa, Lạch Tray: 5,000

Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 1 – 0 Sông Lam Nghệ An, Pleiku: 12,000

Hà Nội 4 – 3 Thanh Hóa, Hàng Đẫy: 12,000


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