Hanoi T&T are still leading Vietnam's top-flight V-League after a 2-1 home win over Vicem Hai Phong at Hang Day Stadium in the eighth round on Sunday.
The hosts' Nigerian striker Samson Kayode, who moved from Dong Thap at the end of the last season, continued to show great form by scoring the opener after 19 minutes.
Local striker Van Quyet doubled the score for the home team soon after the break before Dinh Tung pulled one back for the visitors three minutes before the end of the match.
The 2010 champions Hanoi T&T now have 17 points while the away loss forced Vicem Hai Phong to continue to languish in the relegation zone with only six points.
Saigon FC continued to play well with a 3-1 home win over Dong Thap at Ho Chi Minh City's Thong Nhat Stadium .
Saigon FC remained in the second position one point adrift of the leaders Hanoi T&T while Mekong Delta representatives Dong Thap fell two places to 10th in the league's 14-club table.
The 2003-04 champs Hoang Anh Gia Lai jumped three spots to fourth after a 2-1 home win over Ninh Binh at Pleiku Stadium. Ninh Binh thus fell two places to sixth.
In early matches Friday, defending champs Song Lam Nghe An remained in fifth with 12 points after a 2-2 home draw with Kien Giang, who are stuck at the bottom with five points.
Khatoco Khanh Hoa jumped two positions to ninth after a 3-0 home win over Navibank Saigon at Nha Trang Stadium. Navibank dropped two places to 11th.
On Saturday, Thanh Hoa remained in the 12th spot after a 3-5 home defeat to Hanoi FC, who jumped two places to eighth.
The 2007-08 champs Binh Duong slid one place to seventh after a 1-2 home loss at Go Dau Stadium to the 2009 champs Da Nang, who remained in third.