Shan United shapes 2-1 win over Ayeyawady United

Shan United’s Djedje Maximin (No. 10) vies the ball with Ayeyawady United’s Than Htet Aung (No. 27) during their MNL Week-18 match played at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on 24 September 2020. Photo: MNL

Defending Champions Shan United made a 2-1 win over their big competitor Ayeyawady United in the Myanmar National League Week-18 match played yesterday at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.
With the result, the defending champions could handle three straight wins over big competitors within this month.
Head coach U Aung Naing’s Shan United lined up with star players Captain David Htan, Nanda Kyaw, keeper Myo Min Latt, Zwe Thet Paing, Hein Thiha Zaw and Abubakar.
In the meantime, head coach U Myo Hlaing Win’s Ayeyawady United used key players captain and keeper Kyaw Zin Phyo, Kyaw Zin Lwin, Soe Moe Kyaw, Thi Ha Zaw, Than Htet Aung, Win Naing Tun, Nan Htike Zaw and Lwin Moe Aung.
Shan United showed their best at the start with accurate attacks plus effective midfield defence and the team’s first goal has found even at 3-minute mark.
After 1-0, Shan United converted to the defence-style play while Ayeyawady United launched their turbo-attack.
Shan United made some errors in the defence line and that caused some goal chances for the Ayeyawady but the team could not change their chances into goal results.
The first half was ended with single goal of Shan United.
Ayeyawady United played better at the second half and Shan United again relied on their massive defence.
By taking opportunity over hesitating defenders of Shan United, Ayeyawady’s Thiha Zaw found an equalizer for his team at the 59-minute mark.
After 1-1, the match changes as a hot one and Shan United again mounted their maximum attack.
At 63 minute, Zin Min Tun made a leading goal for Shan United with his header supported by his teammate.
After 2-1, Shan United cleverly cleared every goal chances of opponents till the final whistle to celebrate their victory.
The win made Shan United staying on their championship path against another two teams: Ayeyawady and Hantharwady.
Defending champions Shan United is now standing in the third place with 38 points while Ayeyarwady seen in second with 39 points.
Meanwhile, Hantharwady United is standing first with 40 points.
On 27 September, Shan United will take on Southern Myanmar FC at Yangon United Sports Complex and Ayeyawady United will face Yangon United at Pandonmar Stadium.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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