Kirins put a dent in Buriram's chances

Kirins put a dent in Buriram's chances

Muang Thong's Jaroensak Wonggorn, left, celebrates his goal against Buriram.
Muang Thong's Jaroensak Wonggorn, left, celebrates his goal against Buriram.

Muang Thong United recovered from a goal down twice to further derail arch-rivals Buriram United's bid to retain their Thai League 1 title with a 2-2 home draw on Sunday night.

The Thunder Castle now have 18 points from 10 matches and trail leaders Bangkok United by eight points.

The capital side were 1-0 winners at PT Prachuap on Sunday night with Rungrath Poomchantuek scoring the only goal of the game in the 84th minute.

The struggling Kirins are in 11th place with 14 points from 12 outings so far.

Muang Thong coach Uthai Boonmoh praised the quality of the match but contested a second-half penalty that gave Buriram their second goal of the match.

"It was a quality game from both teams -- a match between Muang Thong and Buriram is always a big thing," said Uthai.

"I think that penalty should not have been awarded.

"We had several chances to score during the match but we could not do it. However, it is good to claim a point from this game."

Buriram struck the first blow only three minutes into the match when Suporn Pinakatapho opened the ball for Supachai Chaided to head it home.

The home team equalised after 40 minutes when Poramet Arjvilai set up Jaroensak Wonggorn.

In the 55th minute, Buriram were awarded a penalty with the referee ruling after a VAR review that Muang Thong's Tristan Do had fouled Goran Causic inside the area. Causic converted the spot-kick with ease.

Muang Thong did not give in and were rewarded in the 77th minute when Willian Popp headed the ball on to Stefan Scepovic to score the equaliser from close range.

In Sunday's other match, hosts Khon Kaen United shared a point with Lamphun Warriors after a 2-2 draw.

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