PETALING JAYA, Aug 25 – A tired Kedah notched their third win on the trot with a 4-1 hammering of Petaling Jaya City FC in a postponed Super League match at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Wednesday.
Kedah’s big win came in the wake of their 2-1 win over Terengganu in Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu last Sunday.
It is Kedah’s third win on the trot, having beaten Penang FC at home in a mid-week match.
For PJ City, nothing has gone right for the all-local side since resumed. The defeat to the Red Eagles is their fifth in a row and it was a bad night for PJ City who also had Rafi Nagoorgani sent off for a second yellow card offense in the 72nd minute.
He was earlier booked by referee Nazeeb Wahab together with Kpah Sherman in the first half.
It was a nightmare for PJ City FC when K. Prabakaran headed the ball into his own net in injury time before the halftime break while attempting to stop Kpah Sherman.
Earlier, Lebanese Rabih Ataya gave Kedah the lead as early as the third minute from a freekick outside the box after Zainon Syazwan was felled. Ataya fired a bullet of a left-footed shot from the freekick, giving PJ City goalkeeper Shihan Hazmi no chance at all.
Sherman, made it 3-0 for Kedah in the 56th minute when he shrugged off his marker and drilled home a stiff grounder from an assist by Kipre Tchetche. It was the Liberian’s 12th goal for Kedah in the league.
Former international Khryl Muhymeen pulled one back for PJ City when he whipped in a long ball from Prabakaran but substitute Fayadh Zulkifli finished off Sherman’s cross from the left in injury time for a 4-1 win.
Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) will take their eighth Super League when they take on Sri Pahang at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru this Friday. The Southern Tigers have won the league title since 2014.
JDT has amassed 48 points from 19 matches. Terengganu FC is second on 37 points while Kedah moved to third place on 35 points with two games in hand – ahead of Penang FC on 34 points (19 matches).

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