MSL Wrap: Kedah go top after early leaders Pahang and Perak lose steam

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Kedah moved to the top of the MSL standings after defeating early leaders Pahang 4-1, while PKNS saw off Perak 3-0 in Shah Alam for their second straight win.

Kedah, who have eight points after four rounds, are a point above Pahang and Perak while defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) have five points after a scoreless night against Selangor in Larkin.

JDT, however, have a game in hand after their tie against Kelantan on February 4 was postponed.

Pahang were not easy to break down but Tan Cheng Hoe's men showed they were to be taken seriously in 2017 after dominating proceedings in Alor Setar.

Pahang were not easy to break down but Tan Cheng Hoe's men showed they were to be taken seriously in 2017 after dominating proceedings in Alor Setar.

Baddrol Bakhtiar put Kedah ahead in the 45th minute after an unselfish act by Liridon Krasniqi. The Kosovan was again in the mix in the second half, providing for Ken Ilso's 67th minute strike.

The Red Eagles piled the pressure on Pahang's backline in the following minutes and were rewarded with a third after Ilso knocked down a corner for Farhan Roslan in the 75th minute.

Pahang scored a consolation through Brazilian Mattheus Alves in the 90th minute but Ilso doubled his tally in stoppage time to regain a three-goal margin.

Ilso has brought his goalscoring form across the Causeway

Ilso has brought his goalscoring form across the Causeway

Perak, who started the day in second, looked good in the opening minutes with Nazirul Naim Che Hashim's free-kick going close, but the hosts grew as the match progressed and took the lead through Lucas Espindola just before the break.

Keen on making up for lost time after missing PKNS' opening two matches due to a delay in obtaining an international transfer certificate, the Argentinean doubled his tally minutes into the second half.

Malaysian international Safee Sali scored his second goal in a wrapped proceeding by rounding Hafizul Hakim Khairul Nizam Jothy before rolling the ball into the back of the net in the closing minutes.

Safee and gang are flying high at the moment

Safee and gang are flying high at the moment

Penang's misery at the bottom piled up after Sarawak walked away with three points with a 1-0 win. The Panthers, who have not scored in 2017, were without Ashley Westwood in the dugout as the Englishman was serving the second of his four-match suspension.

In other matches, T-Team inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Malacca at Hang Jebat Stadium despite seeing less of the ball, while Kelantan edged Felda United 2-1 in Jengka.

MSL 2017 Week 4 Results 

Kedah 4 Pahang 1 

PKNS 3 Perak 0

JDT 0 Selangor 0

Penang 0 Sarawak 1 

Malacca 1 T-Team 2

Felda 1 Kelantan 2

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