Champions Pathum edge Kirins to end losing streak

Champions Pathum edge Kirins to end losing streak

BG players, from left, Teerasil Dangda, Andres Tunez and Jakkapan Praisuwan.
BG players, from left, Teerasil Dangda, Andres Tunez and Jakkapan Praisuwan.

Thai League 1 champions BG Pathum United stopped the rot on Wednesday when they beat SCG Muang Thong United 2-1.

First-half goals from Jakkapan Praisuwan and Teerasil Dangda gave the Rabbits a 2-0 lead and Purachet Thodsanit cut the deficit with six minutes to go.

The win put Pathum's defence of the title back on track as they moved up to sixth and are now six points behind leaders Buriram United with a game in hand.

Hosts Pathum, who had suffered two successive defeats, welcomed the return of defender Andres Tunez after a long injury lay-off.

However, the Rabbits were still without defender Victor Cardozo and striker Diogo Luis Santo, who are recovering from injuries.

The hosts went on the attack from the start with former Muang Thong stars Teerasil and Sarach Yooyen squandering a couple of good chances.

Pathum deservedly went ahead when Jakkapan's header beat goalkeeper Somporn Yos after 27 minutes.

Teerasil then scored a beautiful goal after dribbling past two defenders just before half-time.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT

Domestic flights allowed to operate at full capacity

Domestic flights may fly at full capacity from 75% previously starting on Saturday, in line with the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.

12:35

Luk thung legend Pornsak dies aged 60

Legendary luk thung and mor lam singer Pornsak Songsang collapsed at his house in Nong Bua Lam Phu province and died at a hospital on Friday night. He was 60.

11:18

Drug bill changes to 'lighten sentences'

A new bill that will give drug convicts the chance to reduce their jail terms is set to become law, according to the Department of Corrections.

10:00