MSL Round Report Week 22: Red Warriors regain top spot

Kelantan avenged their defeat against Selangor earlier this season with a dramatic performance to finally leapfrog LionsXII.
Kelantan showed a champion's performance against the former giants of Malaysian football, Selangor. Lebanese forward, Mohammed Ghaddar sent the home crowd wild with a glancing header straight to the net from Indra Putra corner-kick. Kelantan remain dominant throughout the game while a resilient Selangor managed to create few chances but was unable to find the equaliser.

Sarawak received the visit of Johor FC in Stadium Kuching. Sarawak head coach, Robert Alberts early on mentioned that the match is a must win match in order to retain their Super League status. First-half of the match remain nil-nil while 20 minutes after the break, Sarawak netted 3 goals lead with a combined strike from Yosri Derma Raju, Guy Bwele and Zamri Morshidi. Mohd Haris Safwan slotted in a consolation goal for the visitors late in the game.

T-Team FC suffered a surprised defeat against the relegation-threatened Felda United. Young striker, Yong Kuong Yong scored the only goal of the game to allow Felda United move a point clear off the relegation zone.

The already relegated Kuala Lumpur, were originally scheduled to host Sabah, but the venue was changed to Kota Kinabalu at the request of Kuala Lumpur FA. Razid Gafar gave Sabah the early lead at the start of the first-half. Just 10 minutes after the break, Kuala Lumpur suffered from an own-goal from Ahmad Jihad Ismail. Lebanese loanee from Kelantan, Zakaria Charara scored a penalty to push Kuala Lumpur back into the game. Sabah FA’s Radzi Hussin and youngster Leopold Alphonso quickly fired two goals to a comfortable win. A late goal from Afiq Azmi proves to be nothing more than just a consolation.

Negeri Sembilan suffered yet another defeat against PKNS FC despite the early lead. Mohd Firdaus Azizul gave the visitors the lead as early as the seventh minute. PKNS FC fought back to draw level with Norhafizzuan scored just before the break. Fauzan Dzulkifli wraps it all up for PKNS FC after scoring in the second-half to ensure a win for the home team.

Muslim Ahmad nodded the visitors an early goal in just 3 minutes into the game when Kedah hosted Terengganu in Stadium Darul Aman. However, the home team levelled the scoreline from a close range strike by Khyril Muhymeen. After the break, Kedah FA’s skipper, Baddrol Bakhtiar netted the winning goal to complete the comeback victory. Terengganu FA has now gone four games without a win in the Malaysia Super League.