The victory has left Park Hang-seo’s side two points clear at the summit, meaning they will just need a draw against the United Arab Emirates this June 15 to advance as group winners.
The following are some of the best pictures of the Golden Star Warriors as they battled to victory over the Malayan Tigers at Dubai’s Al-Maktoum Stadium (UAE).
The Vietnamese players show their determination ahead of the clash.
Veteran midfielder Nguyen Trong Hoang is closely followed by Malaysian players on the field.
The two teams’ players battle for the ball.
Striker Nguyen Cong Phuong troubles Malaysia’s defensive line.
Forward Nguyen Tien Linh bursts with joy after breaking the deadlock.
Malaysia manage to level the game in the 72nd minute.
Captain Que Ngoc Hai scores the winner from the penalty spot to seal a 2-1 win for Vietnam.
With the victory, the Golden Star Warriors have safeguarded their two-point lead at the top of Group G and have one hand on a historic ticket to the last round of the World Cup qualifying campaign.