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R. Gopinathan impressed with his industrious performance down the flanks as Pahang claimed a key 1-0 win to march into the finals


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MAN OF THE MATCH

R. Gopinathan
Pahang 1-0 Johor DT
Minutes Played 90
Match Report

Never mind the fact that he has pace, but R. Gopinathan's matured performance against Johor was more than just that.

He  was incredibly confident in all his one-on-ones and is not afraid to take on defenders any day. With Azamuddin Akil on one flank, and Gopi on another, the outlets were there for the home side.

Yes, Faizol Hussein did snatch the coveted winning goal, but nobody will deny the sort of impact Gopinathan had on the game.

Johor have a tendency of pressing you with possession, and in this sort of instaces, Gopinathan was incredibly hard working to drop down and help his defenders.

And on a night where Johor DT were desperately looking for an away goal, Gopinathan certainly helped prevent it. But his hardworking display did inspire the home side and they can look forward to the FA Cup final with their heads held high.

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