A brilliant display from both halves sees Phnom Penh Crown put five goals past Electricite Du Cambodge at the EDC Stadium
June 15, 2019 - 8:39 PM | Article by Sophak
A brilliant half-time performance with a great dominance of the contest from Phnom Penh Crown sees them bring a two-goal lead into the break at the EDC Stadium before they bagged other three goals in the second half to secure a convincing 5-0 victory over Electricite Du Cambodge.
Phnom Penh Crown produced the first attempt of the play after Brak Thiva delivered a cross from the right-hand side, and Pov Ponvuthy picked up the ball nicely before he sent an effort that went wide over the cross bar.
Paulo Victor converted from the penalty spot to put Phnom Penh Crown in front with a great penalty kick as he sent Electricite Du Cambodge to the wrong direction with a low shot to the bottom left corner, and three minutes later an own goal helped the Red Singha double their advantage.
Electricite Du Cambodge’s clear chance came with twelve minutes before the interval when Ke Vannak received a long ball from Sean Sopheaktra, but the forward’s effort was denied by Phnom Penh Crown goalkeeper Saveng Samnang.
Brak Thiva’s early effort into the second half was off target before skipper Ork Sothy extended Phnom Penh Crown’s lead to 3-0 with a well-placed header from Brak Thiva’s sublime free kick.
David was close to pull one goal back for Electricite Du Cambodge, but his fabulous free-kick was denied by the cross bar. Paulo Victor was forced off after a hard challenge from Electricite Du Cambodge goalkeeper Khuon Udom.
Second-half substitute Lim Pisoth, who came on to replace injured Paulo Victor, made it 4-0 for Phnom Penh Crown with a low effort before Electricite Du Cambodge were reduced to ten men after Chhoeung Visnuk received a straight red card.
Despite going down to ten men, Electricite Du Cambodge tried to push hard, but it’s Phnom Penh Crown, who gained advantage from the counter attack. Va Sokthorn edged past Khuon Udom before producing a lovely cross to Zath Rozak, who hit the ball into the open goal in the stoppage time to earn Sum Vanna’s side a superb 5-0 victory.
After this afternoon’s massive victory away from home, Phnom Penh Crown move from seventh place to sixth in the league table with one point ahead of Ministry of National Defense, who welcome Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng at the Army Stadium tonight.