Hanoi T&T climbed into first place of the top-flight V-League by beating visiting Vissai Ninh Binh 1-0 at Hang Day Stadium on Sunday in the 12th round of league play.
The only goal of the match for the 2010 champions was scored by Brazilian center-back Cristiano Roland, who headed home a corner kick by midfielder Thanh Luong.
The win lifted the capital city side to the top with 22 points, as 2011 champs Song Lam Nghe An had 21 points after a 2-2 home tie with Kien Giang on Saturday.
In other action, Hoang Anh Gia Lai are in third with 19 points after losing 1-0 on the road to Dong Tam Long An, who with 11 points remained just ahead of Binh Duong, which managed to earn a 1-1 draw on the road with reigning champs Da Nang. Bottom side Binh Duong has 8 points.
Da Nang is in the fourth place with 18 points, but the team has played only 10 matches.