Group B: Suphanat the hero as Thailand leave it late
Manila: Suphanat Mueanta scored two late goals as Thailand sealed a crucial 2-0 win over Laos in Group B of the 2019 SEA Games men’s football tournament on Tuesday
It was a win Thailand desperately needed in their bid to qualify for the semi-finals, with their final group tie against Vietnam on Thursday to decide whether they can stay on track for a 17th Sea Games gold medal.
Laos 0-2 Thailand
Thailand have had to play catch up since losing to Indonesia in their opening match and it looked like Laos would deny Akira Nishino’s men the three points they needed until Suphanat struck just as the match was to enter added time.
The goal deflated Laos, allowing Suphanat to strike again in added time as Thailand moved to nine points with Vietnam to come next.