Chiang Rai’s Sivakorn Tiatrakul, left, contends with Buriram’s Korrakot Wiriyaudomsiri.

Protecting champs Buriram United’s year-long unbeaten run in Thai League 1 ended on Sunday night following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of their bogey group Chiang Rai United.

It was likewise the very first defeat suffered by the league leaders this season in the competition as they enabled both Chiang Rai and Bangkok United to close the space at the top.

Bangkok United are now 5 points behind the Thunder Castle’s haul of 26 points from 11 video games, while Chiang Rai, who were raised by a 36th-minute objective by Victor Cardozo last night, are 6 points adrift.

Buriram’s last defeat in the domestic league was taped in the very first week of Might in 2015 when they were edged 4-3 in your home by Ratchaburi Mitr Phol.

Ever Since they have actually lost just two times to a regional group, decreasing to Chiang Rai on both celebrations in non-league competitors.

The Beetles initially pipped Buriram 1-0 in in 2015’s FA Cup last in October and after that beat the northeastern giants once again 3-2 in a charge shoot-out in the Champions Cup after a 2-2 stalemate sometimes.

On the other hand hosts Cops Tero handed Sukhothai a surprise 2-1 loss at Boonyajinda Arena last night.

Mongkol Thossakrai put Cops Tero in the lead extremely early in the match however Prat Samakrat equalised for Sukhothai on thirty minutes. Young Myanmar striker Aung Thu scored the winning objective for the house group a little after the hour mark.

In other matches last night, hosts Suphanburi misused a 2-1 benefit to draw Ratchaburi 2-2, while Nakhon Ratchasima declared 3 points after a 2-0 success over checking out Pattaya United.

On Saturday night, Port recorded 3 points at their house ground, edging PT Prachuap. Siwakorn Jakkuprasart netted the winner for the hosts in the 33rd minute.

11 and counting

Previous Finland striker Mixu Paatelainen ended up being the current Thai League 1 coach to lose his task this season as the number increased to 11 after simply 11 matches.

Paatelainen’s period as Ubon UMT coach ended after their 1-1 draw with Chainat on Saturday night left them in 2nd bottom area in the 18-team league.

The other 10 coaches who were either axed or stepped down this season were Drago Mamic (Chainat), Christian Ziege and Rene Desaeyere (Ratchaburi), Totchtawan Sripan (Muang Thong), Joseph Ferre (Bangkok Glass), Scott Cooper (Cops Tero), Sasom Pobprasert (Flying Force), Goran Barjaktarevic (Chonburi), and Wiriya Phaophan and Chamnan Phaekhuntod (both Navy).

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