Trong Hoang unleashed an unstoppable drive from the penalty spot to open the scoring for Song Lam Nghe An just five minutes into the match, before Abass took advantage of the hosts’ defensive lapse to make it 2-0 only six minutes later.
Hanoi T&T intensified their attacks and soon proved why they are a championship favourite, by quickly narrowing the gap to 1-2 through Gonzalo’s powerful shot from close range in the 18th minute.
In the 29th minute, Van Quyet chipped a delightful pass to Samson Kayode who smashed a powerful strike to beat the visitors’ goalkeeper Viet Nam and wrap up the first half with a 2-2 draw.
Four minutes after the break, striker Hong Viet managed to overcome the hosts’ defenders and goalkeeper Hong Son to help Song Lam Nghe An regain the lead, with a successful kick into the empty net.
Abass and Trong Hoang added to their personal scores with two consecutive goals in the 73rd and 75th minutes, respectively, before Dickson produced a strong header to beat Hanoi T & T’s goalie in the 84th minute and seal a fine 6-2 triumph for Song Lam Nghe An.
With this victory, Song Lam Nghe An climbed to the fifth position on the ladder with 25 points, marking their impressive comeback into the race for the 2012 V-League title. Despite the loss, Hanoi T&T maintained their top spot with 33 points, holding a three point lead over second placed Saigon FC which beat Kienlongbank Kien Giang by a single goal in their clash on Sunday.
SHB Da Nang dropped one spot to third place in the standings with 29 points after losing 0-2 to Hoang Anh Gia Lai on Saturday, while Becamex Binh Duong trounced Thanh Hoa 4-1 on the same day to occupy sixth position with 23 points.
Khatoco Khanh Hoa, XM The Vissai Ninh Binh and Vincem Hai Phong sit at the bottom of the V-League standings, following their respective losses to Hanoi FC, Navibank Saigon and TDCS Dong Thap.