Myanmar National League: Yangon leads post 3-1 win over Zwekapin

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20 January

Yangon United is now leading the Myanmar National League with a 3-1 victory over Zwekapin United yesterday at the Yangon United Sports Complex.

Zwekapin United, on its part, put up a tough fight and managed a draw result against Yangon United in the first half.

Yangon United was in attack mode from the kick-off, with the help of strikers Than Paing and Emmanuel.

Yangon missed the leading goal at 11 minutes when a header from Than Paing, off an assist from Kaung Htet Soe, went over the goal post.

Zwekapin United scored their opening goal at 18 minutes when Emerson delivered a free kick, and the ball landed directly in the net.

Zwekapin United got a penalty, but Yassan feinted to take a penalty kick, and it was not allowed as a goal by the referee.

At 38 minutes, Yangon United expatriate player Emmanuel equalized the goal, and the score changed to 1-1.

In the second half, Yangon United substituted Aung Kyaw Naing and Kyi Lin in the place of Than Paing and Kaung Htet Soe, and that make the team midfield more active.

Yangon United was awarded a penalty at 80 minutes, but Mg Mg Lwin’s kick landed the ball to the right post of the keeper and bounced back. Meanwhile, Aung Kyaw Naing kicked the ball towards the goal, but it was blocked by the keeper. Then, Yangon’s Mg Mg Lwin used the best opportunity to turn it into a second goal.

Again, just before the match ended, Yangon United’s Emmanuel scored the third or winning goal against Zwekapin United, giving his team a 3-1 victory.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)