PDRM stay ahead of Penang; FELDA maintain pace

PDRM stayed ahead of Penang at the top of the Malaysia Premier League on goal difference following an emphatic 7-1 win over SPA FC on Friday.

Maldives international Ali Ashfaq fired PDRM at the MPJK Stadium on the half-hour mark, before Bobby Gonzales doubled their lead just before halftime.

SPA’s afternoon worsened four minutes into the second half when Muzammer Zaki was shown a straight red, but they managed to pull one back in the 68th minute through a A. Puvanarajah strike.

However, Charles Souza Chad struck a minute later to restore the hosts’ two-goal lead, before adding another in the 83rd minute to put the result beyond doubt.

And as the game entered its closing stages, the Cops really made the most of their numerical advantage as they added further goals from Fadhil Hashim, Ashfaq and a Hafiszuan Salehuddin own-goal in the final five minutes to round off a commanding display.

Penang remain in second place behind PDRM following an impressive 4-1 win over Johor Darul Ta’zim II at the Bandaraya Stadium.

The hosts took the lead after just three minutes when Titi Buengo headed home a Baser Napae cross, but JDT II responded a minute before the break when Singapore captain Shahril Ishak struck his second goal of the campaign.

But five minutes into the second half, Lee Kil-hoon netted to put Penang back in front, before Shazuan Ashraf and Buengo struck in the 76th and 80th minute respectively to wrap up the three points for the Panthers.

FELDA United extended their winning streak to three games after coming from behind to beat DRB-Hicom 3-1 at the Hang Jebat Stadium.

DRB-Hicom had initially been leading thanks to Ashadi Yusoff’s 38th-minute opener, but Zah Rahan Krangar equalised two minutes later to send both sides into the break level on the scoreboard.

Indra Putra Mahayuddin then scored a minute after the hour mark to put FELDA ahead for the first time, before Zah Rahan grabbed his second of the evening in injury-time to secure the win.

Negeri Sembilan continued their resurgence as they moved up to fourth on the table with their second straight win – a 1-0 triumph over Perlis at the Darul Aman Stadium.

For the second time in eight days, Kim Jin-ryong emerged as the match-winner for V. Sundramoorthy’s charges’; netting the only goal of the game in the 45th minute to see off Perlis’ challenge.

Kedah snapped a two-game losing run at the UiTM Stadium after recording a 3-1 win over UiTM FC.

The visitors were initially left stunned as UiTM opened the scoring when Razren Jesni found the back of the net in the 23rd minute, but they pulled level nine minutes later when Khyril Muhymeen Zambri opened his account for the season.

Muhymeen then doubled his tally four minutes after halftime to put Kenari in front, and the points were secured 15 minutes from time when Shafizan Hashim added a third.

Finally, PBAPP already look destined for relegation after continuing their winless start to 2014 with a 3-1 defeat at Sabah.

PBAPP took a shock lead in the 45th minute thanks to Khalis Ibrahim’s opener, only for the hosts to hit back seven minutes after the hour mark when Redzuan Nawi netted.

Youngster Maxsius Musa then fired Sabah ahead in the 82nd minute to put them on course for the win, which was secured in injury-time when Marwan Sayedeh notched his sixth goal of the season.

Friday’s Malaysia Premier League Results

DRB-Hicom 1-3 FELDA United

UiTM FC 1-3 Kedah

Perlis 0-1 Negeri Sembilan

PDRM 7-1 SPA FC

Penang 4-1 Johor Darul Ta’zim II

Sabah 3-1 PBAPP

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