Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Playing home at Cam Pha Stadium in Quang Ninh Province yesterday evening, hosts Quang Ninh Coal beat Hoang Anh Gia Lai 3-1 thanks to a goal from Claudecir and a brace from Jermie Lynch, while the visitors’ sole goal was scored by A Hoang.
Meanwhile, at Hanoi-based Hang Day Stadium, reigning champions Hanoi FC narrowly beat visitors Hong Linh Ha Tinh 1-0, with the solitary goal of the match scored by captain Van Quyet in the 40th minute.
In other matches the same day, SHB Da Nang beat Song Lam Nghe An 2-0, with both having escaped relegation and ensured their slots in the next season.
At Lach Tray Stadium in the northern port city of Hai Phong, Joseph Mpande scored both goals for the hosts in the 2nd and 52nd minutes, helping Hai Phong FC beat Thanh Hoa 2-0.
In the last match in matchday 3, bottom ranked Quang Nam FC trounced visitors Nam Ha Pharma Nam Dinh 2-0 at Tam Ky Stadium.
The latest win helps Quang Ninh collect 28 points after 16 matches played, thus ranked fourth only behind third-place Saigon FC (28 points) in goal difference.
Hanoi FC have collected 29 points, thus climbing to second place, just two points behind league leaders Viettel FC.