Port FC squandered a couple of half chances early on but it was Bangkok United who had the most meaningful chance in the 25th minute. A cross from the right was poorly dealt with by the Port keeper who punched it to Wisarut Imura on the edge of the box, who shot just wide in what would be the best chance of the first half for both teams.
However, just after half time Bangkok United took the lead through a breakaway goal. Brazilian midfielder Vander Luiz ran down the right hand side before crossing in the box to Chananan Pombuppha who was completely open and able to convert. Replays show that right back Nitipong Selanon failed to track his marker which left Chananan open, costing his team a goal.
Bangkok United should have doubled their lead in the 60th minute. Vander Luiz once again causing problems on the right when he crossed in a dangerous ball. Chananan Pombuppha met the ball but somehow scooped his header clear of goal. Chananan failed to get his second goal of the game but did provide a good defensive header had he been on Port FC’s side.
Bangkok United finally got a goal for which they thoroughly deserved in the 88th minute. Vander Luiz was the creator once again whipping in a dangerous free kick from the right which was met by Manuel Bihr who powered his header home after evading the marking of Elias Dolah.
Bangkok United gained a surprisingly easy win over rivals Port FC. They were very comfortable in defence while the likes of Sergio Suárez and Josimar created very little going forward for Port FC. The attacking threat is clearly missing for Port and it is especially more noticeable when Bangkok United have Vander Luiz dictating the play. Which is why it is still baffling how Josimar can make the team but Dragan Bošković is forced to sit in the reserves.
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