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  • April 5, 2014
  • • 20:45
  • • Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Selayang
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  • That's all from me tonight then as I leave you to your Saturday late-night activities. The name is Teng Kiat, you can find me on Twitter at @tengkiat and I hope you've enjoyed my updates. Good night!
  • Fandi will be pleased with the three points as well as his side's response to last week's disappointing result, making it four games unbeaten now. Depending on other results, the LionsXII could break into the top four with this win.
  • The LionsXII are back on the winning trail again after an improved second-half showing in Selayang gave them the win tonight against Sime Darby. Captain Safuwan headed them into the lead before Amri sealed victory with a neat finish, wrapping up a solid away victory.
  • 90' + 3'
    FULL TIME! Sime Darby 0-2 LionsXII!
  • 90' + 1'
    Safuwan makes yet another clearance. Rock-solid tonight from the captain.
  • 90' + 1'
    WIDE! Good chance for Amna as a cross falls to him at the far post, but he rushes his volley and it goes disappointingly wide!
  • 90'
    Three minutes added on.
  • 89'
    Faris wins a free-kick after Yosri obstructs his run. The latter a little lucky not to get a second yellow.
  • 86'
    OVER! Amri is left in acres of space just outside the box but gets his effort all wrong, blasting it hopelessly over the bar. Probably had too much time to make up his mind there.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionFirdaus Kasman Syafiq Zainal
  • 85'
    Tekkers! While mopping up the danger in his own box, Safuwan nutmegs an opponent instead of belting the ball away. Could have gone very wrong, that move.
  • 84'
    SAVE! Amri cracks a powerful effort from the right and Suffian has to get across quickly to deflect it away!
  • 82'
    SAVE! Syukur's shot from 25 yards takes a slight nick off a defender but Izwan is able to field it comfortably. Sime Darby pushing hard to get one back as the LionsXII shut up shop.
  • 80'
    SAVE! Syukur races on to a dinked ball but Izwan comes out just in time to gather, having looked like he might have left it too late.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionAzmirul Azmi Nur Areff Kamaruddin
    Final throw of the dice from Ismail Zakaria.
  • 78'
    Yellow CardAqhari Abdullah
    The midfielder is halted for a mistimed challenge on Nazrul as the striker looked to sprint clear.
  • 77'
    Aqhari breaks down the left after nutmegging his marker but he gets his cross with the outside of his foot horribly wrong, and the ball goes straight to Suffian.
  • 72'
    SAVE!! ANOTHER TOP STOP FROM IZWAN! Mensah rises well to nod a free-kick at goal but Izwan gets down brilliantly to make a vital block! Nazrul slams in the rebound but he's ruled offside!
  • 70'
    SAVE! Amna tries his luck from a tight angle on the right but the shot is straight at Izwan. Hasn't had much support from his team-mates tonight. Sime Darby look like they sorely miss Sharofetdinov tonight as well.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionDzulfahmi Hadi Rafiq Shah
  • 68'
    SubstitutionShahfiq Ghani Aqhari Abdullah
    The forward, who has bagged two assists tonight, will come off as Fandi shores up the midfield.
  • 65'
    That is Amri's fifth of the season and it also saw him end a four-game goal drought. The LionsXII have to be wary still but that should be enough to see them through here, with less than 30 minutes to go.
  • 64'
    Yellow CardFaritz Hameed
  • 63'
    SubstitutionFazrul Hazli Kadri Nazrul Kamaruzaman
  • 62'
    AssistShahfiq Ghani
  • 62'
    GoalKhairul Amri
    GOALL!! AMRI FINALLY SCORES!! The forward runs on to Shahfiq's chipped pass and takes advantage of Mensah's hesitation by getting to the ball first, before sliding a cool finish past a wrong-footed Suffian!
  • 60'
    Yellow CardSafuwan Baharudin
  • 59'
    Yellow CardRaihan Rahman
  • 58'
    Shakir coolly chests a cross back into Izwan's arms. The LionsXII defence has done well tonight, you have to say. Sime Darby finding it hard to break them down in this second half as compared to the first.
  • 55'
    BLOCK! Safuwan weighs in with a good block on Amna at the other end to prevent Sime Darby from threatening Izwan.
  • 52'
    AssistShahfiq Ghani
  • 52'
    GoalSafuwan Baharudin
    GOALL!!!! IT'S THAT MAN AGAIN, SAFUWAN BAHARUDIN! The centre-back produces a fantastic leap to head Shahfiq's free-kick into the bottom corner for his third goal in as many games! 1-0 to the LionsXII!
  • 51'
    SubstitutionNazrul Nazari Gabriel Quak
    The winger cannot continue and it's a like-for-like replacement.
  • 49'
    CLOSE! Izwan comes out but fails to get the ball after Fazrul gets a slight touch to divert it away and the goalkeeper is relieved to see the ball roll past the far post!
  • 48'
    Nazrul tries to play a one-two with Faritz but he can't get on to the return pass because he has gone down after a challenge. The referee sees nothing wrong, but Sime Darby put the ball out sportingly.
  • 46'
    Early free-kick for the LionsXII. Shahfiq delivers, but Suffian punches clear!
  • 45'
    SECOND HALF KICK OFF! Sime Darby 0-0 LionsXII! Can we see the goals coming in after the break? Find out with us LIVE!
  • 15'
    Yellow CardYosri Derma Raju
    The frustrated defender comes in late from Aqhari and is booked.
  • The LionsXII have had 55% of the possession but I have to say Sime Darby have looked more threatening. Fandi will be hoping his men can make the most of their counter-attacks, as that is where they have looked the most dangerous.
  • Well, it's been goal-less so far but it certainly has not been a boring match! Both teams have had a real go at each other in that first period and the LionsXII will have Izwan to thank for not conceding! The custodian has made two brilliant saves, while his team-mates fail to make the most of their chances at the other end.
  • 45'
    HALF-TIME! Sime Darby 0-0 LionsXII!
  • 44'
    SAVE! End to end stuff here, as the LionsXII work the ball to Amri 25 yards out on the left, though his grounder is weak and easily gathered by the goalkeeper!
  • 42'
    SAVE!! Amna gets to the end of Fazrul's cut-back, which is just behind him. He spins around to shoot but Izwan is out in a flash to make a superb block! The rebound falls to Amna, who sets up Azmirul, but the shot is cleared off the line by a covering Madhu!
  • 41'
    SAVE! Nazrul scuffs his left-footed grounder but Suffian makes a hash of it by not gathering cleanly. Luckily, no LionsXII player is near him to tap in the fumble!
  • 37'
    OFFSIDE BUT WHAT A SAVE! Nazrul whips in a great cross from the left and Amri dives on to it, only to be denied by Suffian splendidly! The linesman's flag had gone up though so it wouldn't have counted.
  • 33'
    Izwan fails to get a clean punch on a corner but fortunately for him, no Sime Darby player can capitalise! The LionsXII break immediately and Faris eventually wins a free-kick 35 yards out.
  • 32'
    WIDE! Amna spins around and fires in a shot but the angle is far too tight and his effort goes well wide, with Madhu closing him down well.
  • 30'
    The action has died down a bit but this has been a rather entertaining game with both sides going for it. Pity that the crowd isn't that fantastic.
  • 25'
    SO CLOSE!! INCHES AWAY FROM FAZRUL HAZLI! The striker belts an absolute scorcher of a free-kick from 20 yards that clips the outside of the post! Izwan was rooted there. What a shot!
  • 23'
    GREAT TACKLE! Amna looks to break clear but Safuwan comes sliding in with a terrific and crucial challenge to halt his run!
  • 22'
    WIDE! Dzulfahmi gets the ball out wide on the left and has a go but he leans back and the ball is skied. A little ambitious there from the winger.
  • 17'
    SAVE! Great feet from Faris, who skips past two near the D before unleashing a shot, which was disappointingly tame and straight at the goalkeeper.
  • 14'
    SAVE! Amri gets his cross from the right wrong, but it nearly results in a goal as it flies straight at Suffian and the goalkeeper has to cover his near post and gather the ball.
  • 13'
    WIDE!! Immediately after that save, the LionsXII break through Amri down the right but his cross to the far post bounces at an awkward height for Faris, who can only poke it wide!
  • 12'
    WHAT A SAVE! Izwan produces a brilliant reflex stop to keep Sime Darby out!! A free-kick takes a deflection off a LionsXII player and Fadzli redirects the ball with a flick of his head, but a wrongfooted Izwan reacts superbly to push it away!
  • 9'
    CLOSE! Amri turns neatly on the right inside the box and his shot goes just wide of the far post! Great skill from the forward.
  • 6'
    In case you are wondering, Zulfahmi Arifin is suspended for this game. A shame, considering his passing ability. Meanwhile, Amna's pace is proving to be an early threat.
  • 4'
    TOO HIGH! Amri does well to create space down the right, checks back on to his left and bends the cross to the far post, but it's just too high for Faris!
  • 2'
    The LionsXII have a corner by Shahfiq's delivery is poor as it floats over everyone to the far end of the box, where Sime Darby get it away easily.
  • 1'
    SAVE! Amna latches on to a through ball and bursts past Shakir down the right, but the cross is straight at Izwan. Lively start for the Syrian.
  • 1'
    KICK-OFF!!
  • Both teams are walking out on to the pitch, which looks resplendent. If the LionsXII win this, it will be only their third away victory in six games. Sime Darby are hunting for their fourth home triumph in six as well.
  • The hosts will be relatively confident as they enter this on the back of the 3-2 win over ATM FA, which was their second consecutive home victory by the same scoreline. Both Mensah and Amna got their first goals for the club in that game and they will be hunting for more.
  • For Sime Darby, two of their imports are in the line up, with Dilshod Sharofetdinov missing out through suspension.

    Sime Darby XI: Suffian, Azmirul, Yosri, William, Juzaili, Arif, Syukur, Fadzli, Dzulfahmi Hadi, Amna, Hazli.
  • Fandi was a very disappointed man after that result and who could blame him? He will hope for a better result later tonight and these are the players he has picked.

    LionsXII: Izwan; Faritz, Madhu, Safuwan (C), Shakir; Raihan, Firdaus; Nazrul, Shahfiq, Faris; Amri.

    Bench: Khairulhin, Afiq, Emmeric, Aqhari, Gabriel, Syafiq, Nizam.
  • We are about 30 minutes away from kick-off and the LionsXII will hope to bounce back after their disappointing 1-1 draw at home last Saturday against T-Team. They missed a host of chances and had themselves to blame for not taking three points, really.
  • Hello everybody and welcome to Goal Singapore's LIVE play-by-play updates of the Malaysia Super League clash between Sime Darby FC and LionsXII! My name is Teng Kiat and I will do my best to guide you through the action in Selayang later tonight!