In his first competitive game in charge of Thailand, Bryan Robson saw his team win 3-1 at the home of Singapore on Saturday to go top of their 2011 Asian Cup qualification group – temporarily at least.
Iran will retake first place in Group E with a win at home
to Jordan but Thailand’s win at the home of their rivals was an impressive and
The two teams meet again in Bangkok on Wednesday when a
similar result would put Robson and his team on the verge of qualification to
the Qatar tournament.
Sutee Suksomkit was the hero for the visitors scoring twice.
The first came after 12 minutes after Singapore striker
Noh Alam Shah handled in his own area and the Melbourne Victory star scored
from the spot.
Fifteen minutes from time, Thersdak Chaiman doubled the
visitiors’ advantage and the game was all over with eight minutes remaining as
Suksomkit got his second.
Mustafic Fahrudin pulled a goal back for the hosts six
minutes from time but Thailand take the three points.