Group B: Classy Thais top group with 2-0 win over Myanmar
(Tanaboon Kesarat 12; Prakit Deeprom 84)
They came, they saw and they conquered - in emphatic fashion, no less.
Thailand completed their 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Group B campaign last night by beating Myanmar 2-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium, ensuring they finished with a maximum nine points from three games - the only side in the tournament to achieve that.
This came even after War Elephants coach Kiatisuk Senamuang rested a host of key players including Chanathip Songkrasin, Charyl Chappuis and Adisak Kraisorn.
No doubt, the likes of Prakit Deeprom and Tanaboon Kesarat stepped up to prove they could do a job if called upon.
Nonetheless, although his side once again showed why they are regarded as the favourites, Kiatisuk insists the job is not done until they get their hands on a fourth AFF crown.
"Of course, I'm happy to finish the group stages with three straight wins, but this is not the final result we want," he said.
"Our target is to reach the final and get the cup and we know it won't be easy against Philippines in the semi-finals."
The Thais went ahead after just 12 minutes. Following patient build-up, Sarawut Masuk laid the ball back into the path of Tanaboon, who sent a 25-metre rocket in off the bar.
Although Myanmar staged a brief fightback, the War Elephants went on to seal the win six minutes from time when Prakit curled a 25m free-kick past Thiha Sithu's dive.