Selangor 1 - 0 Negeri Sembilan: The Red Giants clinch a narrow victory at home

S. Kunanlan came back to haunt his former employers as he scored the only goal of the match for Selangor
The home team started well with some neat passes with Amry Yahyah and Shukor Jusoh at the heart of their movements, whilst Negeri Sembilan looked more nervous on the ball.

However, the visitors were the first to create the first shot on goal in the seventh minute when Emanuel De Porras volleyed the ball from outside the box but Selangor goalkeeper Nor Azlan managed to parry it to safety.

Selangor then had their first chance when the Negeri Sembilan defenders failed to clear the ball, Francis Forkey Doe cleverly turned and struck a shot but it was safely caught by Hamsani Ahmad.

De Porras continued to trouble the Selangor defenders, and they were lucky as De Porras managed to get away from his marker on the 15th minute but could not get his shot right.

The home team continued to dominate but weren't able to break down Rashid and his men. Emanuel De Porras then missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the 23rd minute. Hamsani's long clearance released Eddy Helmi and the midfielder quickly delivered a cross to the centre but an unmarked De Porras failed to tap the ball into the net.

The Red Giants then had a chance to open their account in the 33rd minute, but defender Ramez Dayoub could not get his header towards the goal from Amri's corner kick.

Just before half time, De Porras again tested Nor Azlan. This time he managed to meet Eddy's crossed with Mahali and Ramez caught ball-watching as De Porras headed towards the goal, but Nor Azlan managed to safely catch the ball.

Negeri Sembilan started the second half brightly, but Shahrul Ain and De Porras failed to convert their chances into goals inside the first five minutes in the second half.

Eddy Helmy again created another chance for Negeri Sembilan in the 58th minute with a run from the midfield as his pass released Shahrul Ain, but the midfielder's shot was easly caught by Nor Azlan.

Despite looking more dangerous, the visitors fell behind in the 68th minute when former Neger Sembilan player, S.Kunanlan, scored after a defensive lapse inside the penalty box. Forkey Doe lobbed the ball over the Negeri Sembilan's defence for Amri who then sent the ball to the middle and S.Kunanlan managed to connect with the ball and beaten the goalkeeper.

Negeri Sembilan tried to reply back quickly but De Porras once again screwed his shot over the bar. Modibo then had another chance to equalise but his header was straight at the goalkeeper.  

Selangor failed to add another goal in the 85th minute when Kunanlan fired a shot from Mahali's crossed but it hit his team-mate, Forkey Doe.

The Red Giants kept pressing for second goal but Kunanlan's second half strike was enough to give them their first three points of the season.