Sea Fangs bite Angels to go top

Sea Fangs bite Angels to go top

Samut Prakan's Eliandro, left, celebrates with Daisuke Sakai after scoring a goal against Bangkok United in Thai League 1 last night.
Samut Prakan's Eliandro, left, celebrates with Daisuke Sakai after scoring a goal against Bangkok United in Thai League 1 last night.

Unfancied Samut Prakan City took the sole lead in Thai League 1 after beating 10-man True Bangkok United 3-1 last night.

Second-half strikes by Daisuke Sakai (47), Eliandro (57) and Jaroensak Wonggorn (77) finished off the Angels, who got a consolation goal from Peerapat Notchaiya in the 80th minute.

Bangkok United were reduced to 10 men when Thossawat Limwannasathian was sent off after 30 minutes for a reckless tackle.

The referee initially booked him but changed his mind and gave him the marching orders after a lengthy VAR review.

Seen as relegation contenders before the season started, the Sea Fangs have seven points from three games.

Bangkok United, considered one of the favourites to win the title, have four points from one win, one draw and one loss.

Meanwhile, Port will try to seal their first win of the season after two draws when they host promoted Khon Kaen United today.

It may be a good chance for coach Dusit Charlemsan to taste his first win in the second spell at Port.

Port, led by Spanish forward Sergio Suarez, put up an impressive performance last week when they held hosts Bangkok United to a 1-1 draw.

In their season opener at home, Port rallied from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw with Police Tero.

Buriram United should have few problems when they host newcomers Chiangmai United today.

Also today, Chonburi will be hoping to get their first victory of the season when they entertain promoted Nongbua.

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