Thai Premier League – Match 3
SCG Muangthong United couldn’t manage to break the deadlock on Saturday night, leaving Leo Stadium with 1 point after a 0-0 draw with Bangkok Glass. Both teams lacked effectiveness in the attacking third, although MTU had the more dangerous opportunities of the evening. Teerasil Dangda even had a shot deflect off the post, although he was wrongfully flagged offside on the play. Also including Teerasil was a clumsy tackle inside the penalty area by BG’s Suwannapat Kingkkaew, which was waved off by the referee. A gif of the incident:
In my opinoin, Teerasil goes down very easily and probably should have stayed on his feet and got a shot off. While it could technically be a penalty, it does look like he’s seeking to make contact as he falls, which is probably why the ref let it go.
Also of interest, Piyaphon Phanichakul, the go-to man for long throw-ins, managed to heave the ball into the penalty area where it bounced untouched over both teams’ players and into the goal. But since you cannot score directly from a throw in (which, incidentally, I learned yesterday evening), it was simply retaken.
Next up, Muangthong United will face Thai Port on Sunday, March 8th, at SCG Stadium.