Substitute Than Paing scored with 10 minutes left to play as Yangon United edged Hougang United 1-Zero in their third time out of the AFC Cup 2020 at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday.
The Myanmar National League side were given right here out of the blocks flying with the vigorous Maung Maung Lwin trying out Hougang goalkeeper Khairulhin Khalid early on with a chronic ranger chopping in from the left previous to Ernest Barfo headed huge from corner throughout the fifth minute.
Ghanaian forward Barfo produced a save out of Khairulhin all over again throughout the 10th minute by way of delivering a satisfying move from skipper Maung Lwin previous to Jordan Vestering cleared the lines to keep away from damages for the visiting Hougang side.
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Barfo then collected a free ball at the edge of the world throughout the 22nd minute previous to firing in a move to Aung Kyaw Naing whose shot went huge underneath pressure from Zachary Anderson. Kyaw Naing didn’t hit the target all over again four minutes later arriving throughout the box unmarked to send an Emmanuel Ikechukwu move huge.
Yangon continued to probe for an opener, then again didn’t be able earlier Khairulhin who produced a shocking effort to deny Ikechukwu’s close-range header from a Maung Lwin move throughout the dying moments of the principle length.
Second section began on the identical practice with Ernest Congo heading over from a corner kick two minutes in, then again a purpose continued to stick elusive for the 2019 Aung San Shield winners.
Hougang, who have been looking out of their depth at the Thuwunna, had an abnormal choice throughout the 75th minute when trade Shawal Anuar got all over the sphere and decrease the ball once more to Sahil Suhaimi whose effort was first blocked by way of the Yangon defence previous to he headed huge on the follow up.
But the Lions finally broke via with 10 minutes left to play for the reason that impressive Maung Lwin teed up trade Than Paing who toe-poked it into the once more of the internet after a touch all over the sphere.
With their second win, Yangon now have seven problems from three fits while the Cheetahs have three problems with just one win, coming against Lao Toyota FC.
YANGON UNITED: Sann Sat Naing, Thein Than Win, Zar Ni Htet, Thu Rein Soe, Ernest Aboubacar Congo, Maung Maung Win, Aung Kyaw Naing (Zin Min Tun 71′), Maung Maung Lwin, Shori Murata (Nyein Chan Aung 79′), Ernest Barfo, Emmanuel Ikechukwu (Than Paing 65′)
HOUGANG UNITED: Khairulhin Khalid, Anders Aplin, Nazrul Nazari, Jordan Vestering (Shawal Anuar 69′), Zachary Anderson, Afiq Noor, Anumanthan Kumar, Shahfiq Ghani, Hafiz Sujad, Sahil Suhaimi, Stipe Plazibat