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Muangthong United slump continues with fourth straight loss

Muangthong United failed to capture the top spot of Thai League T1 after suffering their fourth straight loss in all competitions against Ubon UMT.

With Xisco Jiminez still injured, and Heberty not eligible to play until the second half of the season, the Kirin seem to be struggling without a second starting striker.

Muangthong dominated the first half with their high pressure and possession but could not find their way into Ubon’s net. The visitors, on the other hand, played an excellent counter attack to stun the Muangthong supporters.

The pressure paid off for Muangthong when Teerasil was upended at the edge of the box and a penalty called. Theerathon made no mistake to equalize from the spot in the 60th minute.

Unfortunately, the Kirin repeated the horrors of their last match and allowed Ubon to respond within a minute from another spot kick.

Ubon were able to score their third goal of the night just moments later from a free header.

Muangthong clawed one back in the 93rd minute but it was too little too late for the Thai champion.

The defeat was Muangthong’s fourth in a row, dated back to 10 May after Kashima Antlers beat them 2-1.

Totchtawan Sripan’s men are now third on the table with 31 points from 16 matches, two points behind Chiangrai United and Buriram United.