Phnom Penh Crown back to winning ways with an impressive 3-0 win over G.C National Police
May 12, 2019 - 8:31 PM | Article by Sophak
Phnom Penh Crown are back to winning ways with a dominant performance that saw them run out 3-0 winners against G.C National Police at the Smart RSN Stadium after they suffered two straight defeats to Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng and Nagaworld.
The home side produced a brilliant half-time display that allowed them to bring two goal advantage into the interval with their dominance and chances they created, putting G.C National Police in danger for a number of occasions.
With twelve minutes gone, Yeu Muslim smashed it home to give Phnom Penh Crown the lead after Paulo Victor’s early effort was saved by G.C National Police goalkeeper Prak Monyphearun.
Later on, Yeu Muslim came close once again to bag his second goal when he moved the ball to the center of the opponents’ dangerous area before his low shot was saved by Prak Monyphearun.
Shuhei Mitsuhashi was tackled inside the penalty box, meaning that a penalty was rewarded to Phnom Penh Crown, and Paulo Victor made no mistake as the Brazilian forward sent Prak Monyphearun to the wrong direction with a low kick to extend Phnom Penh Crown’s lead to 2-0.
Phnom Penh Crown produced another big moment in the stoppage time of the first half, when Va Sokthorn unleashed a powerful volley that was pulled away by Prak Monyphearun after the midfielder picked up Sen Kosen’s cross.
Yeu Muslim’s brilliant run and pace handed Phnom Penh Crown several chances early into the second half, but Shuhei Mitsuhashi and Paulo Victor were denied by Prak Monyphearun’s great saves.
Shuhei Mitsuhashi made the first attempt of the second half with an effort saved after the Japanese midfielder received a low cross from Yeu Muslim. Yeo Muslim delivered another great cross for Paulo Victor, whose header was denied by the cross bar.
Paulo Victor missed another great opportunity as he headed wide from the near post before Va Sokthorn fired a low effort that was only saved by Prak Monyphearun.
Svang Samnang was tested as G.C National Police created a few big moments, with the 18-year-old producing two good saves to deny Jose Magson and Nuon Borey’s long-range effort.
G.C National Police gained advantage from Phnom Penh Crown’s set piece, with Seut Baraing’s free kick punched away by Prak Monyphearun, and Mathew Osa collected the ball and used his pace for a great counter play also involved by Noun Borey and Jose Magson, but his low cross was only collected by Svang Samnang.
Brak Thiva hit the post with a powerful strike before Va Sokthorn low shot in front of G.C National Police’s penalty box was saved by Prak Monyphearun, and then Yeu Muslim’s low effort was denied by the post.
Second-half substitute Mao Piseth, who replaced Paulo Victor for the last four minutes of the play, scored a stoppage time stunner to secure Phnom Penh Crown three points with a convincing 3-0 victory.