MNL Derby: Yangon shares point with defending champions Shan United

Shan United’s Hein Phyo Win (red) passes the ball from Yangon’s Yan Paing Soe during the two team’s MNL derby match at Yangon United Sports Complex yesterday.  Photo: SUFC
Shan United’s Hein Phyo Win (red) passes the ball from Yangon’s Yan Paing Soe during the two team’s MNL derby match at Yangon United Sports Complex yesterday.  Photo: SUFC

Yangon United played to a 2-2 draw against defending champion Shan United at a Week-7 Myanmar National League derby match at the Yangon United Sports Complex yesterday.
The draw result means the two teams each shared one point. Goals for Shan United were scored by Hein Phyo Win and Yakubu Abubakar, while Shori and Barfo scored for Yangon United.
The match was exciting, as both teams are national league giants who launched their attacks from the beginning of the match. Shan United received an opening goal at 12 minutes, scored by Hein Phyo Win. Yangon United missed their early opportunities for goals due to the necessary finishing by Emmaunel, Mg Mg Lwin and Aung Kyaw Naing.
Yangon United found their equalizer at 28 minutes, while Yangon foreign player Shori scored a low and surprise kick over a corner, assisted by Maung Maung Lwin. At the end of the first half, the score was a 1-1 draw.
With a new tactic, Yangon United scored more goal attempts in the second half. Yangon United, however, missed their chance for a goal in the second half, as Aung Kyaw Naing’s goal was not allowed. Yangon United again led the match, following a score by substitute player Barfo at 73 minutes.
But Yangon United fans did not remain happy for long, as visitor Shan United scored a fast equaliser three minutes later with a goal by Yakubu Abubakar.
At the final whittle, host Yangon United shared the points with defending champions Shan United with a 2-2 draw.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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