Substitute midfielder Dennis Chung scored on a pass by Stephan Schrock during the five minute added time to lead the Philippine Azkals under-22 team to a 1-all draw with Cambodia Monday night at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
This put the Philippines in a four-way tie for the Group A lead with Malaysia and Myanmar.
Malaysia and Myanmar earlier figured in a similar 1-all draw, after Muhammad Hado Fayyadh sank an equalizer in the 24th minute.
In Group B, Vietnam smothered Brunei, 6-0, over at the Binan Stadium in Laguna, with Ha Duc Chinh sending in four markers.
Chung, who came in for Dylan de Bruycker, found the net after Schrock could not get past a wall of defenders.
Defender Justin Baas and goalie Anthony Pintus got in way of pair of attempts by Sin Kakada before time expired.
The Cambodian put the Philippines on its toes early after Keo Sokpheng slipped past the defense in the 41st minute.