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MATCH REPORT: MTUTD VS BANGOK UNITED


MATCH REPORT

SCG MUANGTHONG UNITED 1, BANGKOK UNITED 1

APRIL 26, 2015

Attendance 8979

SCG Muangthong dropped a disappointing 2 points at home with a 1-1 tie with Bangkok United, though the visitors were denied the 3 points their coach had expected.

The first half was dominated by the visiting team, with Kawin being forced into several saves as Bangkok United seemed to be able to shoot at will. Muangthong's midfielders were unable to hold onto the ball, often turning it over. Teerasil was forced into playing defense, racing back on one occasion and providing a key tackle to prevent the run. Despite the pressure, the half ended 0-0 without a single shot on net from Muangthong.

In the second half Muangthong United showed better pressure. There was more use of the long ball. Just 5 minutes in Teerasil was running onto a ball and was upended, but the referee waved off the foul though Teerasil was clear on to goal.

Less than a minute later Bangkok United scored on the counter-attack. The initial shot from Dragon was blocked, but the rebound came right back to him and it was an easy strike into the open net.

Following Bangkok United's goal SCG Muanghtong were able to pressure and created several chances. The cross bar was struck once, and a corner in at the 70th minute stayed out despite 3 shots that were all blocked or lost in the tangle of boots clogging up the goal mouth.

Coach Dragan Talajic subbed in three attackers in the second half in the hope of providing some firepower: Chananon, Wuttuchai, and Kasidesh, witt Mario Gjurovski, Sarach Yuyen, and Thitipan leaving the pitch. The extra pressure on Bangkok United helped as SCG Muangthong equalized at the 89th minute when Teerasil's cross was headed in by Cleiton Silva. Down to the last minute Muangthong applied the pressure but time ran out and the game ended 1-1.


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