Perak and Felda stage comebacks to join JDT, Kedah in Malaysia Cup final four
Malaysia Premier League (MPL) side PKNP, who made their debut in the competition this year, even took the lead on Sunday through Hyeon Woo Kim after 28 minutes at Shah Alam Stadium.
Yet the Ipoh-based club, playing at a temporary home because Perak were utilising the Perak Stadium, squandered their advantage by half-time.
Kedah defeated Selangor 1-0 through a Sandro Da Silva penalty at the half-hour mark
Wan Zack Haikal levelled the tie in the 35th minute and got the Fighters all square on aggregate with their third on the night 10 minutes later. Ifedayo Olusegun scored between those goals.
Midfield maestro Zah Rahan Krangar scored the winning goal four minutes into the second half as Felda booked a last-four date with defending champions Kedah.
Kedah had defeated Selangor 1-0 through a Sandro Da Silva penalty in Alor Setar to prevail 4-2 on aggregate.
In Ipoh, meanwhile, Gilmar Da Silva's third minute goal meant Perak were back in with a shout as they only needed one more goal and to stay resolute at the back to progress.
The Brazilian scored again in the 63rd minute, putting Pahang under further pressure.
Kenny Pallraj gave Perak a third goal in the 77th minute and Nazrin Nawi scored in injury-time to put the icing on the cake for a 4-0 win over the 2013 and 2014 Cup champions.
Perak have a mammoth tie against Malaysia Super League winners Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) after the Southern Tigers prevailed 5-2 on aggregate against Melaka. JDT fielded largely a second-string side in Larkin on Sunday as the second leg ended 1-1.