April 24, 2011 10:45 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) -- Selangor came back from behind to beat Sabah 2-1 at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu to remain at the top of the Super League standings but Terengganu remained hot on its heels.
The 2-1 win tonight saw Selangor open a four-point gap over Terengganu who moved into second spot with 28 points after a comfortable 3-0 win over Perak at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu.
It was the second win against Sabah in a week as Selangor had also walked out with a slim 1-0 victory at the Shah Alam Stadium on April 19.
The Red Giants, fresh from their mid-week win over the same opponent were however, given an early scare when Rosdin Wasli beat Selangor custodian Mohd Saiful Amar Sudar as early as the 10th minute.
Coach K. Devan's boys deservedly found the equalizer in the 35th minute when Mohd Bunyamin Umar headed in a corner while skipper Mohd Amri Yahyah ensured all three points with a 68th minute strike which gave his team all three points.
At the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan finally managed to shake off its inconsistent streak by beating Pahang 3-1 for only their fourth win of the season after 14 matches.
Negeri's goals came through Shahurain Abu Samah (13th min penalty), G. Mahathevan (28th min) and Mohd Firdaus Azizul (58th min) while R. Karthigesu scored Pahang's consolation goal in the 78th minute.
In Alor Setar, newly appointed Kedah coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan could only watch his boys mauled by the Malaysian Tigers at the Darul Aman Stadium after going down 1-2 to Harimau Muda A.
The result was a reverse in fortune for the two teams last week as Kedah had emerged with a 1-0 victory at the Shah Alam Stadium in mid-week.
At the JCorp Stadium in Pasir Gudang, Johor FC took full advantage of home turf to beat T-Team from Terengganu 2-1 to salvage all three points.