OXFORD United midfielder Ben Davis scored a penalty as Thailand Under 23s thrashed Singapore Under 23s.

The 21-year-old converted the spot-kick on the stroke of half-time in the Southeast Asian Games Group B fixture.

It helped seal a 5-0 win for Thailand as they went top of the table after two matches, having lost 2-1 against Malaysia on Saturday.

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Davis lived in Singapore as a child and represented the country at Under 16 and Under 19 level, before he was conscripted for national service aged 18.

His application to defer was denied, so he was considered a defaulter when he did not report for national service.

Davis chose to represent Thailand, the country of his birth, in October 2019. He joined United from Fulham on a two-year deal on summer transfer deadline day 2021.

The midfielder then sustained an ankle injury while playing for Thailand Under 23s against Mongolia last autumn.

He started the 1-1 draw on October 25, but was forced off before the break. 

It came after Davis made two ten-hour flights to join up with his country, first from London to Bangkok and then from the Thai capital to Mongolia. He then had to isolate in Germany before returning to the UK.

The youngster made one club appearance in 2021/22, as a late substitute in United’s Papa John’s Trophy defeat to Stevenage in October.