Kedah stay top, Felda move into relegation zone after MSL matchday five

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Round five of the MSL were played out over Friday & Saturday, with Kedah staying at the top, while Pahang and Perak keep pace close behind.


BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


Round five of the Malaysia Super League were played out over Friday and Saturday, with Kedah staying at the top of the league, while Pahang and Perak keep pace close behind.

In the only round five match held on Friday, Selangor returned to winning ways when they trounced Felda United FC 3-1 at home, the Selayang Municipal Stadium. All their three goals were scored in the first half by Viktores Astafei (29'), Raimi Noor (43') and Juliano Mineiro (45+'), thanks to the visitors' defensive lapses. Substitution Lucas Cano scored the visitors' consolation goal in the 84th minute. The defeat took the visitors' into the relegation zone, in eleventh place.

Selangor vs Felda United match highlights

On Saturday, Sarawak were beaten at home by Melaka United FC. The only goal of the match at the Sarawak State Stadium was scored by Woo-Young Jeon, a low shot from outside the Sarawak penalty area in the 14th minute.

Sarawak vs Melaka United match highlights

Kedah kept their lead in the league with a 1-0 away win over Kelantan. But the Red Eagles needed until the 82nd minute to find the goal, after Syafiq Ahmad was fouled by the Red Warriors custodian Khairul Fahmi Che Mat in the penalty area. Baddrol Bakhtiar converted the spotkick to give his side the all three points, and himself his fourth league goal this season.

Kedah's penalty against Kelantan

But Pahang kept pace in second place, trouncing bottom-placed Pulau Pinang 6-1 at the Darulmakmur Stadium. Read the report here.

Third-placed Perak too recorded a win, by defeating JDT 2-1 at the Perak Stadium. Our report can be read here.

At the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, T-Team FC were held 2-2 by PKNS FC. Although Farhod Tadjiyev gave the homeside a first half lead with his brace (10', 45'), a disastrous final 15 minutes saw the Titans concede two late goals, scored by Khairul Ramadhan in the 79th minute and Matias Jadue in the 90th minute.

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