Wins for Selangor, Darul Takzim in vain

Selangor and Darul Takzim were both victorious on Tuesday but were unable to prevent LIONSXII from wrapping up the Malaysia Super League title.

Amri Yahyah, Selangor

By FOX Sports staff

Entering Tuesday's game four points behind the leaders, the Red Giants and Darul Takzim both knew they needed to win and hope their Singaporean rivals dropped points in order to keep the title race alive going into the weekend's final round.

Selangor did their bit as they recorded a 4-1 win over T-Team at the Shah Alam Stadium, leaving their opponents still in danger of relegation.

Amri Yahyah got the hosts on their way when he opened the scoring in the 11th minute, only for Abdul Latiff Suhaimi to equalise ten minutes later.

However, Amri struck again eight minutes after the hour mark to restore his side's advantage, before Selangor wrapped up the three points with further goals from Nasriq Baharom and Francis Forkey Doe.

Likewise, Darul Takzim also did all they could with a 2-0 victory over Negri Sembilan at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium.

Jasazrin Jamaluddin broke the deadlock in the five minutes the half-hour mark to get Harimau Selatan on their way, before the win was secured in the 69th minute when Nurul Azwan Roya added a second.

Nonetheless, the victories ultimately proved futile as the LIONSXII picked up the win they needed to secure the title by beating FELDA United 4-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Following a goalless first half, an own-goal by Azrul Ahmad in the 47th minute handed V. Sundramoorthy's side the lead, before captain Shahril Ishak struck two minutes before the hour mark to make it 2-0.

A third goal arrived three minutes later when Fazrul Nawaz netted from close range, before Shahfiq Ghani came off the bench to score in the 86th minute to round off the scoring for the newly-crowned champions.

Kelantan, just three days after being crowned FA Cup champions, recorded a 1-0 win at Perak, courtesy of Indra Putra Mahayuddin's strike ten minutes from time.

Meanwhile, Pahang beat ATM 2-1 as second-half goals from Matias Conti and R. Gopinathan were enough to see off the Gladiators, who did manage an injury-time consolation through a Shukor Adan effort.

In Tuesday's final game, Terengganu held PKNS FC to a 0-0 draw at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.

Tuesday's Malaysia Super League Results

LIONSXII 4-0 FELDA United

Negri Sembilan 0-2 Darul Takzim

Pahang 2-1 ATM

Perak 0-1 Kelantan

Selangor 4-1 T-Team

Terengganu 0-0 PKNS FC

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