KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 (Bernama) – Super League defending champions, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) succeeded in redeeming themselves tonight with a 3-1 win over PKNS FC who knocked the Southern Tigers out in the FA Cup third round in Larkin and continued their reign on the Super League chart.
JDT were on fire right from the start and it paid off in the 8th minute via Mohd Afiq Fazali, before Argentinian, Gonzalo Cabrera doubled the score in a penalty kick in the 14th minute after the ball touched the hand of a PKNS FC defender.
However PKNS FC closed the gap through another Argentinian Gabriel Miquel Guerra in the 48th minute before Safawi Rashid confirmed the match for JDT in the 84th minute.
On Wednesday, PKNS FC shocked JDT to enter the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win at the same venue.
Meanwhile, Frenchman Herold Mark Goulon assisted Pahang to clinch a 1-0 win over Perak at Perak Stadium, Ipoh to maintain their second position on the table.
In the match, the Elephants were forced to play with 10 men after Muhammad Nor Azam Azih was flashed a red card, for a rough tackle on Perak defender, Nazirul Naim Che Hashim in the 72nd minute.
Meanwhile Selangor overtook Kedah in the third place with a 2-1 win over PKNP FC at Shah Alam Stadium, and extended their unbeaten run to five matches.
The Red Giants opened the score in the 14th minute via a penalty by Brazilian import Sandro Da Silva after a foul on teammate, Abdul Halim Saari.
The hosts doubled their score through Syahmi Safari in the 79th minute before PKNP FC reduced the deficit in the 85th minute.
Kuala Lumpur recorded their second win this season via Ashri Chuchu in the 50th minute to beat neighbours, Petaling Jaya (PJ) City FC 1-0 at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium, Cheras.