Chiangrai United Vs Buriram United

Thai League 2019 Week 21: Chiangrai United Vs Buriram United

In what could be a potential decider, challengers Chiangrai United hosted current champions and league leaders Buriram United. It was the home side that would prevail, outmuscling and out fighting a youthful Buriram United side, and coming out on-top in a 4-0 win.

Chiangrai United set the tone of the game from the get go and took the lead in the 22nd minute when Brazilian centre back Brinner beat Andrés Túñez to the ball and headed in from a corner.

Chinagrai United doubled their lead in the 38th minute when Bill received the ball on the right hand side. As he dribbled the ball towards goal, he managed to beat a defender before curling the ball past keeper Siwarak Tedsungnoen into the bottom corner.

In the second half Chiangrai United once again showed their set piece prowess. In what appeared to be a training ground move, the corner was whipped in to the front post to Tanasak Srisai who then flicked the ball onto the back post where Bill was available to head in and make it 3-0.

In the 70th minute Chiangrai Unite scored their 4th and completed their rout. Youngster Ekanit Panya, who had just come onto the pitch as a substitute, took the ball past Andrés Túñez before firing past Siwarak Tedsungnoen.

In this game Buriram United showed very little defensively and offensively, which would have been disappointing to the fans as they had performed so well only a few days prior against Samut Prakan  City FC. Chiangrai meanwhile have been keeping their head down and grinding out results. This win over the favourites for the league crown will no doubt get noticed as they top the table which will make them real contenders, while disproving the myth that they are only a cup side.

Image from Chiangrai United

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