Angels drop points again, skid to 3rd spot

Angels drop points again, skid to 3rd spot

Bangkok United's Pokklaw A-Nan, left, in action against BG Pathum United.
Bangkok United's Pokklaw A-Nan, left, in action against BG Pathum United.

Injury-hit Bangkok United tumbled down to third spot in Thai League 1 following a 2-2 draw at BG Pathum United on Sunday night.

Despite the setback, the Angels coach Totchtawan Sripan praised his men for fighting back from two goals down to salvage the away draw.

"We have a long list of injured players and it includes the names of our regular starters like Manuel Tom Bihr, Vander Luis and Mahmoud Eid," said Totchtawan.

"We had to make several changes to the starting line-up as many players were tired from the midweek AFC Champions League match against Yokohama F Marinos in Japan.

"Pathum played well in the first half and we did not expect them to play four specialist centre backs.

"After we got the first goal in the first-half injury time, we went on create many chances after the break. We could have won tonight, but we are happy with the draw."

Pathum were off to a good start as defender Seydine N'Diaye struck in the eighth minute and Danilo Alves doubled the lead four minutes later.

Bangkok United, who led the league until a couple of weeks ago, were given a boost by Pokklaw A-Nan just before the break and Wisarut Imura grabbed the equaliser in the 70th minute.

Meanwhile, Willian Lira scored a hat-trick to help hosts Chonburi move out from the relegation zone with a 3-1 victory over Sukhothai.

Also on Sunday night, hosts Ratchaburi defeated Uthai Thai 1-0 with Jonathan Khemdee netting the winning goal in the 59th minute.

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