Selangor held by Perak; Kelantan up to sixth

Selangor's hopes of winning the Malaysia Super League title were dealt a blow on Friday evening as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Perak.

Selangor vs Perak: Francis Forkey Doe

By FOX Sports staff

In what turned out to be an entertaining clash at the Shah Alam Stadium, it was the visitors who drew first blood in the 19th minute when young full-back Noor Hazrul Mustafa scored with a stunning 25-yard freekick.

Nonetheless, urged on by the home crowd, Selangor showed plenty of initiative in finding the equaliser but they were just unable to break down the resilient opposition defence.

But a minute from time, they were handed a real boost when Perak were reduced to ten men after Rafael Souza was handed his marching orders for a reckless challenge on Ramzul Zahini Adnan.

And from the resultant freekick, Amri Yahyah rolled the ball into the path of Raimi Nor, who unleashed a ferocious strike from the edge of the box into the top corner to earn the Red Giants a share of the spoils.

Although Irfan Bakti's charges remain in third place, they could find themselves overtaken by Darul Takzim and Pahang on Saturday, and are five points behind leaders LIONSXII, who have a game in hand.

In Friday evening's other game, defending champions Kelantan won for the third game running after beating bottom side Negri Sembilan 3-0 at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium.

Captain Badhri Radzi got the Red Warriors on their way in the 31st minute when he scored direct from a corner, but they struggled to get a second to kill off the contest until 15 minutes from time; Indra Putra Mahayuddin racing through on goal and stabbing the ball past the onrushing Hamsani Ahmad.

Six minutes later, the Negri Sembilan backline once again went to sleep and this time it was Norfarhan Muhammad who broke free and advanced into the area, before firing into the bottom corner to wrap up the three points for Kelantan.

Friday's Malaysia Super League Results

Selangor 1-1 Perak

Negri Sembilan 0-3 Kelantan

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