Muang Thong United began the defence of their Thai Premier League title with a scoreless draw at Bangkok Glass yesterday.
Muang Thong goalkeeper Kawin Thamasatchanan catches the ball in front of a Bangkok Glass striker during their Thai Premier League match yesterday. The game ended in a scoreless draw.
Both sides had chances in an entertaining match at a packed Leo stadium.
Early on Bangkok Glass' Japanese player Kunihiko Takisawa saw his shot blocked by Thailand defender Nataporn Phanrit.
In the 23rd minute, Glass' new signing Sarayuth Chaikamdee made a long-range drive which went just wide.
Muang Thong striker Anon Sangsanoi came close to scoring twice but his attempts were saved by Glass goalkeeper Krissana Klangklin.
Both teams were reduced to 10 men after 83 minutes when Muang Thong midfielder Datsakorn Thonglao and Glass' Moussa Sylla were sent off.
The stalemate ended Muang Thong's losing streak following their losses in the King's Trophy match and the AFC Champions League qualifying.
The defeats led to Muang Thong coach Carlos Roberto Carvalho being removed to oversee the club's academy.
Manager Robert Procuerer is caretaker coach as Muang Thong are in talks with candidates for the coaching job.
At Saraburi stadium, Osotspa M-150 Saraburi held leaders Chonburi to a 2-2 draw.