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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Buriram, Bangkok United suffer setbacks

Nakhon Ratchasima’s Awnnis Murillo celebrates his goal against Buriram United.

Perennial Thai League 1 title contenders Buriram United and True Bangkok United were both on the receiving end on Sunday night when they suffered unexpected defeats.

While former champions Buriram were beaten 2-1 at home by lowly Nakhon Ratchasima, hosts Bangkok United were edged 5-4 by Sukhothai in a high-scoring affair.

A sparse crowd at Buriram’s home ground was stunned into silence in the 27th minute when Swat Cats’ Awnnis Murillo found the net with a well-placed low drive.

The Thunder Castle looked better in the second half and a nifty back pass from Jakkaphan Kaewprom allowed Gidi Kanuk to grab the equaliser for the hosts with a long curler on 57 minutes.

However Nakhon Ratchasima were back in command within four minutes…

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