​Nghiem Xuan Tu opens the score for Quang Ninh Coal in a match against Hoang Anh Gia Lai on August 28 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Quang Ninh Coal jumped to the top of V.League after their 3-1 win over Hoang Anh Gia Lai in the rain on August 28.

It was their most important victory, as they are one of the top four teams vying for the title of the national premier league, which has three rounds remaining.

Quang Ninh were in the third position prior to August 28 matches. While they won, two teams in higher positions – Hai Phong and SHB Da Nang – suffered unexpected losses, while fourth-placed Hanoi T&T defeated Saigon to move into second place.

Quang Ninh have 43 points, two more than Hanoi T&T.

They will next meet FLC Thanh Hoa on September 4.

Thanh Hoa maintained the fifth position after their 4-2 win over Dong Thap on August 27.

Playing on Can Tho ground, Hai Phong dropped two positions to No 3 with 41 points. It was the second time Hai Phong lost their lead this year.

Meanwhile, SHB Da Nang were defeated 1-3 by Sanna Khanh Hoa, also on away ground. The loss pushed the former champions to No 4 with 40 points.

All four leading teams still have a chance to win this year’s tournament, as the gap between them can be changed with only a draw in the next round.-VNA