Hanoi FC beat Yangon United in goal-fest to get back on track in AFC Cup 2019

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

Hanoi FC have recorded their first win in three matches in AFC Cup 2019 after coming from behind to beat Yangon United 5-2 at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday.

Having fallen to a shock 1-0 defeat to the same opponents in their previous Group F encounter, it was Hanoi who drew first blood after just three minutes with Nguyen Quang Hai finding space inside the area before sliding an inch-perfect ball across the goal to leave Pape Omar Faye with a simple tap-in.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 0-1 Hanoi FC (Pape Omar Faye 3′)

But, in the 14th minute, the hosts equalised after a left-wing cross from Min Kyaw Khant found Sekou Sylla, who produced a neat finish to sweep the ball into the bottom corner.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 1-1 Hanoi FC (Sekou Sylla 13′)

Yangon then took the lead four minutes before the half-hour mark and Min Kyaw Khant was again the creator, hitting forward on the overlap and playing a precise cut-back to Vinicius Miller, who met it with an equally-sublime first-time finish.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 2-1 Hanoi FC (Vinicius Miller 26′)

Nonetheless, the Vietnamese giants grabbed an equaliser of their own nine minutes later when Ganiyu Oseni played a neat one-two with Do Hung Dung to break free inside the box before stroking his shot inside the far post.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 2-2 Hanoi FC (Ganiyu Oseni 33′)

Right on the stroke of halftime, Oseni struck again when he skipped Nan Wai Min effortlessly with a neat piece of skill before poking an effort over the onrushing Kyaw Zin Htet.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 2-3 Hanoi FC (Ganiyu Oseni 45+3′)

Both sides then struggled to add to their tallies in the second half until the 81st minute when Faye met Truong Van Thai Quy’s corner with a deft header into the back of the net.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 2-4 Hanoi FC (Pape Omar Faye 81′)

And, just two minutes later, Faye wrapped up the win for Hanoi as he completed his hat-trick, stroking the ball past Kyaw Zin Htet after Yangon had failed to clear their lines.

AFC Cup 2019: Yangon United 2-5 Hanoi FC (Pape Omar Faye 83′)

YANGON UNITED: Kyaw Zin Htet, Nan Wai Min (Htoo Khant Lwin 67’), Thu Rein Soe, Kekere Moukailou (Min Ko Thu 46’), Min Kyaw Khant, Yan Aung Kyaw, Kosuke Uchida, Maung Maung Lwin (Kyi Lin 72’), Vinicius Miller, Kyaw Zin Oo, Sekou Sylla.

HANOI FC: Nguyen Van Cong, Tran Van Kien, Do Duy Manh, Tran Dinh Trong, Doan Van Hau, Pham Duc Huy (Truong Van Thai Quy 44’), Do Hung Dung (Moses Oloya 73’), Nguyen Quang Hai, Pape Omar Faye, Pham Thanh Luong (Hoang Vu Samson 61’), Ganiyu Oseni.