MSL Wrap: Defending champions JDT lose more ground on leaders Kedah after loss to Perak

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Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) lost their invincibility on Saturday after a 2-1 defeat to Perak in Ipoh, while early leaders Kedah are the only team still unbeaten in the 2017 Malaysia Super League (MSL).

The Southern Tigers had gone the entire 2016 unbeaten but they found their match in Karl Weigang’s men on a heavy pitch at the Perak Stadium in the fifth round of matches on Saturday.

JDT are six points behind Kedah, who defeated Kelantan 1-0 after a Baddrol Bakhtiar penalty late in the night in Kota Bahru.

Inspired by captain Baddrol, Kedah continue to march on

Inspired by captain Baddrol, Kedah continue to march on

JDT have a game in hand but the three-time consecutive winners have reasons for concern after dropping seven points from their opening four matches. Benjamin Mora’s men drew with Kedah and Selangor in previous matches, and only have a win against struggling Felda United to parade.

JDT... have reasons for concern after dropping seven points from their opening four matches. Benjamin Mora’s men drew with Kedah and Selangor in previous matches, and only have a win against struggling Felda United to parade.

Yashir Pinto put Perak ahead after just seven minutes but Malaysian international Ahmad Hazwan Bakri equalised three minutes later. Both teams battled tooth and nail on the soggy pitch and Perak’s relentlessness at the back were rewarded up front through Vladislav Mirchev in the 75th minute.

Perak maintained third place in the standings, level on 10 points with Pahang and one point adrift of Kedah.

Perak bounced back from last week's defeat to PKNS in superb fashion

Pahang were involved in the highest scoring game of the night as they piled more pressure on bottom placed Penang with a 6-1 rout. The Panthers have lost all five of their league match this season and are looking early favourites to be relegated.

In other matches, Malacca defeated Sarawak 1-0 in Kuching, while PKNS came from two goals down to hold T-Team 2-2 in Kuala Terengganu.

On Friday, Selangor coasted to a 3-1 victory over 2016 runners-up Felda United at the Selayang Stadium.

MSL Week 5 Results 

Perak 2 JDT 1

Kelantan 0 Kedah 1

Pahang 6 Penang 1 

Sarawak 0 Malacca 1

T-Team 2 PKNS 2

Selangor 3 Felda 1

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