|The Cambodian team line-up before the game begins|
Although the opening half was goal-less, Myanmar dominated the possession and chances. David Htan chipped onto the crossbar after 18 minutes, Kyaw Zayar Win side-footed wide when it seemed easier to score and the lively Kyi Lin toe-poked his shot the wrong side of the upright. Sos Suhana blazed Cambodia's only real attempt into orbit whilst Yan Aung Kyaw's glancing header missed the far post by inches. Myanmar were quicker, livelier, more direct but couldn't find the target. Just 18 seconds into the 2nd half and Khin Maung Lwin screwed his shot across the face of goal and then Kyi Lin sent his diving header wide of the target. Cambodia's beat chance of the game fell to Khim Borey on 54 minutes and the Crown striker was just inches away from giving his side the lead, when he glanced his header from Prak Mony Udom's free-kick wide of the far post. That was the last we saw of Cambodia as a serious attacking force. The rest of the game belonged to the hosts.
The opening goal came just before the hour. David Htan's right-wing cross was the perfect height for Kyi Lin to outjump Lay Raksmey and plant his header past Om Vichet, who was rooted to the spot. Six minutes later and substitute Kaung Sithu touched the ball over the line at the far post after a perfect first-time low cross from Zaw Min Tun. Cambodia had failed to clear their lines and it cost them dearly. Thein Than Win tested Vichet from 25 yards and then smacked a near post shot against the upright, whilst Vichet was rounded as he came charging out of his box, but Kyi Lin blazed high and wide. Vichet was quickly off his line to deny Sithu but was left clutching thin air, a minute into time added on, when Pyaye Phyo Aung's deadly accurate free-kick from 22 yards found the top corner sweet spot. It was unstoppable and Myanmar's third. Cambodia go home winless and pointless.
Cambodia line-up: Vichet, Raksmey, Pancharong, Piseth, Tiny, Sopanha (Veasna 74), Suhana, Sokngorn, PM Udom (Chhoeun 54), Borey, S Udom (Sothearath 62). Bookings: Piseth, Sothearath.