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Late penalty breaks Filipinas' hearts as Myanmar pulls stunner to open SEA Games campaign

The Filipinas hung tough almost all match long, but a late penalty gave Myanmar all three points. PFF
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—A late penalty gave Myanmar a huge 1-0 win against the Philippines to open their campaigns in the Southeast Asian Games women's football competition on Wednesday night at the RCAF Stadium in Phnom Penh.

The lone goal of the match came from Win Theingi Tun, who slotted a penalty in the 89th minute as Olivia McDaniel reacted a bit too late despite guessing that Win would kick it to the upper right side of the goalmouth.

With the win, the 47th ranked Burmese side joins Vietnam as opening night winners in Group A play.

Vietnam turned back Malaysia, 3-0, behind early goals from Pham Hai Yen and Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy.

To make matters worse for the Malaysians, Jaciah Jumilis misplaced a clearance and brought the ball instead to their own goal to give their Vietnamese counterparts the eventual final margin.

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