Song Lam Nghe An enjoy their victory. ( Image: VNA )
Lai Yiu Cheong opened the scoring for the hosts from the penalty spot in the 35th minute. Ten minutes later, the Vietnamese team also earned a penalty to equalise the score.
Song Lam Nghe An suffered a major setback in the 67th minute as their midfielder, Tuan Anh, was sent off with his second yellow card. Using their one man advantage, TSW Pegasus intensified their attacks and once again Lai Yiu Cheong helped the hosts take the lead in the 77th minute.
Song Lam Nghe An did not give up and their efforts paid off with a goal by Hodges Devon Derron in the 88th minute. However, Hoang Thinh's crucial goal in the final minute secured a precious come from behind 3-2 win for the guests.
In another match, V.B. Sport from the Maldives created a big surprise when they beat Sriwijaya from Indonesia 2-0.
Song Lam Nghe An and TSW Pegasus have both gained nine points but the team from Hong Kong now rank first in Group F thanks to a better goal difference. Song Lam Nghe An only need to earn one more point in their upcoming match against V.B. Sport to secure a berth in knock-out round.