HANOI (15 Feb 2012) – Newcomer Saigon FC moved up to second in the Vietnam Super League after dumping former champions SHB Da Nang 2-1 at the Thong Nhat Stadium. The win allowed Saigon to not only occupy the spot behind current league leaders Hanoi T&T, but also ensured that they remained unbeaten after five matches.
Elsewhere, Dong Thap earned a well-deserved 3-1 home win over Navibank Saigon at the Cao Lanh Stadium while hosts Khanh Hoa beat visitors Kien Giang 1-0 at Nha Trang Stadium.
2010 V-League champions Hanoi T&T beat Thanh Hoa 3-2 at the Hang Day Stadium to maintain their position at the top of the 2012 Vietnam Super League standings as 2003-2004 champions Hoang Anh Gia Lai defeated Hanoi FC 2-1 at the Pleiku Stadium.
Ninh Binh beat Hai Phong 2-0 at home while Binh Duong were held scoreless by defending champions Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) at the Go Dau Stadium.
“Both teams had their chances but I felt that our chances were clearer. But fortune did not smile on us,” said SLNA chief coach Nguyen Huu Thang.
CURRENT VIETNAM SUPER LEAGUE 2012 STANDINGS
|3||The Vissai Ninh Bình||5||3||1||1||7||7||0||10|
|4||SHB Ðà Nẵng||5||2||2||1||9||6||+3||8|
|5||TĐCS Đồng Tháp||5||2||2||1||9||7||+2||8|
|6||Becamex Bình Dương||5||2||1||2||6||4||+2||7|
|7||Hoàng Anh Gia Lai||5||2||1||2||7||9||−2||7|
|8||Sông Lam Nghệ An||5||1||3||1||4||3||+1||6|
|9||Khatoco Khánh Hòa||5||2||0||3||9||10||−1||6|
|10||Navibank Sài Gòn||5||1||2||2||7||8||−1||5|
|13||Kienlongbank Kiên Giang||5||1||0||4||4||9||−5||3|
|14||Vicem Hải Phòng||5||0||2||3||3||11||−8||2|