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Selangor Stay Atop With 4-0 Whipping Of Lions Xii

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KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor have tightened their grip on the Super League when they streamrolled Lions XII of Singapore 4-0 at Shah Alam Stadium Saturday night.

With the score, the Red Giants tied with Felda United FC (Fufc) at 17 points pipped them for the top spot on goal difference.

In the match, Muhd Afiq Azmi was the toast of Selangor when he scored a hattrick in the 7th, 11th and 15th minute while Guilherme De Paula of Brazil completed the scoreline in the 78th minute.

Fufc maintained their second spot after a 3-1 shock win over Terengganu at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu.

Fufc were ahead in the 19th minute via Ahmad Syamim Yahya before Paulo Rangel equalised for Terengganu in the 63rd minute.

Fufc import players, Makeche Ndumba found the net in the 80th minute while Zah Rahan Krangar scored three minutes later to seal the match.

At Selayang Stadium, Police crushed league table bottomers Sime Darby FC 4-1.

The four goals for the Cops were contributed by Ali Ashfaq in the 36th and 49th minute, Mohamadou Sumareh (53′) and Mohd Fauzi Abd Majid during injury time in the second half.

Sime Darby FC netted a consolation goal via a penalty taken by Reinaldo Elias da Costa in the 76th minute.

In the south, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) extended their unbeaten run with a 3-1 defeat over Kelantan at Larkin Stadium.

Kelantan’s latest Nigerian acquisition, Iwuji Augustine Amamchi was on target in the eighth minute before the Southern Tigers roared back via Hariss Harun in the 17th minute, Alhaji Kamara (21′) and Mohd Amri Yahyah in the 41st minute.

Meanwhile, Sarawak were held to a 1-1 draw with Armed Forces at State Stadium in Kuching.

Sarawak went ahead through their Australia import, Ryan Griffiths in the 63rd minute before Jerry Palacios equalised for the Armed Forces in the 68th minute.

The match between Pahang and Perak at Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan scheduled tomorrow has been postponed to May 5 as Pahang had just returned from the Asian Confederation Cup actions in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

— BERNAMA

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