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  • February 8, 2012
  • • 20:45
  • • Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium, Pasir Gudang
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MSL Round Report: Perak take charge of Super League standings while Selangor and LionsXII play out a draw

MSL Round Report: Perak take charge of Super League standings while Selangor and LionsXII play out a draw

Dunia Sukan Online

The Seladangs continued their impressive form by defeating Sarawak 2-1 while the derby clash between Selangor and LionsXII failed to replicate all the pre-match hype

Perak became the new Super League table leaders after overcoming Sarawak in a rather one-sided affair at the Perak stadium. The Seladangs took an early lead courtesy of a Michal Kubala strike in the seventh minute. Fahrul Razi then increased their lead in the 24th minute with a well taken header, before Vedran Murotovich reduced the deficit with a well-taken penalty in the 33rd minute. The score remained until final whistle as Perak sealed their fifth victory of the season.

Elsewhere, the derby clash between Selangor and LionsXII could not generate much sparks with both sides being contented with a draw. The away side took the lead in the 43rd minute through a brilliant strike from Shahril Ishak. However, their joy was shortlived as K. Gurusamy restored parity with a majestic long range effort in the 45th minute. Both sides missed a flurry of chances as the scoreline remained until the final whistle

Meanwhile, Sabah held Kelantan to a 0-0 draw in a pulsating encounter at the Likas Stadium. The defending champions dominated the tempo for most of the match, but were unable to extert their killing instincts on the final third. Sabah's defence were rock solid throughout the night, constantly shrugging off pressure from Norshahrul Idlan and Mohammed Ghaddar as Kelantan surrendered their lead at the top of the Super League table.

Negeri Sembilan got back to winning ways after a 2-1 comeback victory against T-Team on home turf.  Zairo Anuar Zalani gave the visitors an early lead but were pegged back by a resilient Negeri side. Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona netted the equalizer before Ahmad Shakir Ali continued his impressive form by smashing in the winner for Azraai Khor's men.

Terengganu failed to capitalize on Kelantan's slip-up against Sabah by being held to a disappointing draw with PKNS FC. Francis Doe Forkey opened the scoreline with his fifth goal of the season, giving Terengganu a much-deserved lead. However, Helmi Rameli came back to haunt his former club by restoring parity for PKNS in a tightly contested affair at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.

It was a great day for Kedah fans as the Canaries sealed their first victory of the season against fellow strugglers Kuala Lumpur. Kyril Muhymeen netted the only goal of the match early in the first half, but the scoreline could have been much more cruel to Kuala Lumpur, with Kedah's total domination throughout the match. However, they were far from clinical in front of goal as the scoreline remained until the end of the match.

Lastly, 10 men Felda United came back from the brink of defeat with a stunning equalizer in the dying minutes of the clash against Johor FC. K. Devan's side debuted their new signing, Fernando Augusto, and the former Racing Santander man impressed in defence. Syazwan Zainon scored the opening goal for the Lebahs before Irfan Ghani was sent off after receiving two yellow cards. However, it did not deter Felda as they sealed a draw with an impeccable late equalizer


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