Football: Kelantan Reclaim Top Spot As Leader Selangor Humbled By T'Team
KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 (Bernama) -- Kelantan regained top spot in style after whipping Felda United 6-0 in their Super League match at the Sultan Mohammed IV, in Kota Baharu as Selangor were humbled 0-2 by T'Team.
Incidentally, T'Team who beat Kelantan to knock them off the leader board, did a big favour by pulling off another upset to down Selangor at their own fort, long regarded as stronghold of the Red Giants.
The win today saw Kelantan collect 20 points, the same as Selangor, but moved to the top with a better goal advantage.
Mohd Shakir Shaari opened the flood gates for Kelantan in the 33rd minute while Nurshahrul Idlan Talaha (40th min), Mohd Nizad Ayub (60th min), Mohd Rizad Ayub (71st min), Danial Fadzley (82nd min) and Mohd Azuan Solahudin put the icing on the cake in the 89th minute.
At the Shah Alam Stadium, high riding Selangor brought down to earth with a thud by T'Team who were clearly the better side of the day while Selangor were a pale shadow with stray passes and muffed chances the order of the day.
Selangor's missed chances early in the match came back to haunt them when T-Team struck the first blow in the 50th minuet through a Mohd Norfarhan Muhammad header while Indra Putra Mahayuddin ensured all three points with an 84th minute strike.
In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah also pulled off an upset by beating previously second placed Perak 2-1 at the Likas Stadium despite trailing by a 16th minute goal from Mohd Shafiq Jamal.
Sabah who are second from bottom of the table, equalised through Zuraindey Jumai in the 48th minute before Leopold Alfonso Otong turned hero with a 62nd minute winning goal.
At the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu, home side Terengganu convincingly beat Harimau Muda A 3-1 while Kuala Lumpur and Pahang played to a goalless draw at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium.
Johor FC and Negeri Sembilan also shared the spoils and points after a goalless draw at the JCORP Stadium in Pasir Gudang.