Hai Phong falls to bottom after V-League 9th round loss

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Vicem Hai Phong has fallen to the bottom of the top-flight V-League after a 0-3 away defeat to Thanh Hoa in a 9th round match on Sunday.

In his visit to his former club, striker Hoang Dinh Tung of Hai Phong did not put in a great performance. In contrast, Le Quoc Phuong, a young Thanh Hoa player, had a great day.

Quoc Phuong scored the opener before making it possible for Brazilian midfielder Da Silva to double the score midway through the second half; and Ghanaian midfielder Michael Andrew wrapped up the 3-0 victory for Thanh Hoa in the final minutes.

The result was very disadvantageous for Hai Phong because both teams are languishing in the relegation zone.

Thanh Hoa remained in the 11th position of the 14-club league, with nine points while Hai Phong has only six points.

The 2007-08 champions Binh Duong came back from behind to beat Ninh Binh 3-1 at Go Dau Stadium, with striker Anh Duc scoring a brace.

The home win helped Binh Duong jump three positions to fourth while the losers Ninh Binh slid one place to seventh.

Reigning champs Song Lam Nghe An were held to a draw at home, Vinh Stadium, by National Cup holders Navibank Saigon.

The home draw on Sunday, which was their seventh draw this season, pulled Song Lam Nghe An one position down to sixth with 13 points while Navibank Saigon are in the 12th spot with nine points

In early marches on Saturday, newly promoted Saigon FC climbed one place to top of the league after a 2-0 home win at Ho Chi Minh City's Thong Nhat Stadium over Hanoi FC, who slid one place to ninth.

The 2010 champs Hanoi T&T lost their top spot after a 1-1 home draw at Hang Day Stadium against Mekong Delta representatives Dong Thap, who remained in the 10th position.

The 2009 champs Da Nang remained in third spot after a 2-2 home draw with Kien Giang, who climbed one place off the bottom.

The 2003-04 champs Hoang Anh Gia Lai fell one place to fifth after a goalless home draw with Khatoco Khanh Hoa, who climbed one place to eighth.

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