JDT bounce back, Kedah & Pahang continue winning streak at the top

Johor Darul Ta'zim players celebrate Safiq Rahim's goal 20/1/2017
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Kedah and Pahang continue their fine form in round six of the Super League to lead the pack, while JDT bounced back from last weekend's defeat.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Kedah and Pahang continue their fine form in round six of the Super League, to lead the pack.

Kedah made it three league wins in a row and maintained their lead in the league, with their 3-1 win over northern rivals Pulau Pinang at the Darul Aman Stadium. Although the visitors opened the scoring through 2016 Puskas Award winner Faiz Subri in the 18th minute, the homeside produced a comeback through three goals by former Panthers player Fitri Omar (20'), Syafiq Ahmad (74') and Liridon Krasniqi (86').

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Kedah vs Pulau Pinang match highlights

Pahang kept chase of Kedah with a 3-1 win over Melaka United FC. Read our report here.

Perak dropped to fourth, when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Felda United FC, in a match that pitted two sides that coincidentally just appointed new head coaches earlier this week. The visitors initially looked to be cruising to an easy win at the Tun Abdul Razak Stadium, after Hafiz Kamal opened the scoring in the 13th minute and Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak extended their lead in the 51st. However the home side persevered and drew level through two quick goals by Norshahrul Idlan Talaha (66') and Lucas Cano (68').

The Red Giants pipped the Bos Gaurus to the third spot, with a 2-0 away win over the Red Warriors. The report is here.

Meanwhile Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) bounced back from their defeat in the previous round, with a convincing 3-0 win over T-Team FC in Larkin. Gabriel Guerra cemented his burgoening reputation as a key-player for the Southern Tigers, scoring all three of the goals in the match, in the 10th, 30th and 39th minute. They moved up to fifth following the win.

JDT vs T-Team match highlights

Sarawak recorded their second win of the season with a 3-1 win over PKNS FC at the Shah Alam Stadium. The visitors opened the scoring through Mateo Roskam's 18th minute goal, but PKNS drew level through Lucas Espindola's goal in the 55th minute. However two quick goals by Mark Hartmann (60') and substitute Hafiz Abu Bakar (64') gave the Crocodiles all the three points, although Khairul Ramadhan Zauwawi managed to pull one back for the homeside in the dying minutes of the match. The result kept Sarawak in ninth and dropped PKNS to seventh, although they are only separated by one point.


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