Muangthong United 0-1 Buriram United

Thai Premier League – Match 31

MTUTDvs.Buriram_united

Goals: [BUR] Tunez (34′)

The storyline was the same once again as Muangthong United fell to Buriram United for the 7th time by a scoreline of 0-1. Yet no one will be talking about Buriram’s dominance on the evening, as MTU out-shot Buriram 16-5 (with shots on goal 9-2), and enjoyed 56% possession to Buriram’s 44%. But Buriram’s scrappy goal in the first half would turn out to be the difference, with MTU failing to convert a penalty kick and unable to put away a number of chances in front of the net, even with the 2014 season on the line.

The loss leaves Muangthong in 3rd place, 7 points behind first place with just 2 wins in their last 8 TPL matches. Muangthong make the trip to Chonburi for their next away game on Saturday night.

Highlights:

Post Game Interview (English):

Suphanburi FC 0-0 Muangthong United

Thai Premier League – Match 30

Suphanburi_fc_2012vs.MTUTD

SCG Muangthong United return from Suphanburi with 1 point after the two sides drew for the first time on Saturday night. Chances were sparse in a match that saw both teams miscommunicating and failing to truly threaten in the attacking third. MTU now look ahead to two big match-ups this week, at home vs. 1st place Buriram on Wednesday and away vs. 2nd place Chonburi on Saturday.

Highlights:

Post Game Interview (English):

Preview: Suphanburi FC vs Muangthong United

Thai Premier League – Match 30

Kick-off at Suphanburi Municipality Stadium on Saturday, August 16th at 18:00.

SCG Muangthong United head to Suphanburi for the first of 3 very important matches this week. Earlier in the season Suphanburi shocked MTU at home by a scoreline no one could have guessed, winning the match 2-5. Muangthong most recently topped last place Samut Songkhram 3-0, and will need a result against the War Elephants in order to keep pace with Buriram and Chonburi.

Lining up against Muangthong is Suphanburi FC, a team boasting a number of last year’s players from MTU, including Panuphong Wongsa, Jakkraphan Pornsai, and Umarin Yaodam. They have won 2 of their last 5 games, and managed a 1-1 home draw against 2nd place Chonburi before most recently losing 2-0 away to 17th place Air Force Central.

Previous Fixtures:

2014 TPL: MTU 2-5 SUP

2013 TPL: MTU 3-1 SUPSUP 3-1 MTU

2008 Div. 1: MTU 2-0 SUP, SUP 0-2 MTU

Head to head: W: 3 / L: 2 / D: 0

League Rank:

Muangthong United: 3rd – 57 points (29 games played)

Suphanburi FC: 8th – 42 points (29 games played)

Current Form:

Muangthong United: L/L/W/D/W

- Last Match: Muangthong United 3-0 Samut Songkhram

Suphanburi FC: W/W/L/D/L

- Last Match: Air Force Central 2-0 Suphanburi (Highlights)

Best of July 2014

Muangthong United played 7 games in July, 5 TPL matches and a game apiece for the FA Cup and Toyota League Cup. These are my picks for the best July had to offer:

Best Goal: Milan Bubalo vs. Songkhla United

Best Assist: Mario Djurovski vs. Songkhla United

Mario and Milan showed great chemistry with a tricky goal against Songkhla United. Starting from beyond the half-way line, Milan released Mario into open space, where Mario skillfully placed a no-look pass between 2 defenders back to Milan sprinting up the sideline. Milan was able to dribble into the box, faking a charge toward the end-line to lose his man before striking the shot around the keeper. 

Best Block: Tossapol Lated vs. Ratchaburi Mitr Phol

Tossapol Lated makes it 2 months in a row for best block, this time parrying away a dangerous cross into the box.

 

Best Save: Kawin Thamsatchanan vs. Police United

Police United’s Pakorn Prempak curled in a corner kick to a free Wanchalerm Yingyong with room at the 6 yard line, resulting in a powerful point-blank header. Kawin came up with a huge reaction save to deflect the ball over.

Muangthong United 3-0 Samut Songkhram

Thai Premier League – Match 29

MTUTDvs.Samut

Goals: [MTU] Mario (35′); Borda (70′); Cleiton (89’/Pen.)

SCG Muangthong United defeated last place Samut Songkhram 3-0 on Wednesday night. MTU enjoyed 58% possession and were dominate throughout the match. This result coupled with Chonburi’s 1-0 defeat of Buriram United means 3rd place Muangthong sit just 2 points behind 1st place. The homestretch of the 2014 season now begins, with only 9 matches remaining. Muangthong will play both Chonburi and Buriram later this month, but must now focus on a result in Suphanburi on Saturday night.

Highlights:

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