PETALING JAYA: Selangor are back in business.
The Red Giants go top of the Super League for the first time this season with a 3-1 win over Armed Forces at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi.
Striker Afiq Azmi was the star for Selangor, scoring a brace in the eighth and 51st minutes before Brazilian Leandro Dos Santos added the third from the penalty spot in the 71st minute.
The Soldiers had earlier made it 1-1 through Mario Karlovic in the 25th minute.
Selangor went ahead off a counter-attack led by Indonesian winger Andik Vermanyah, who put Afiq through to fire the opening goal past Forces goalkeeper Razi Effendi Suhit.
The soldiers bounced back to draw level with a Karlovic freekick, which deflected off the Selangor wall in the 25th minute.
Selangor restored their lead six minutes into the second-half. Afiq was on target again when he beat goalkeeper Razi with a close range shot.
Midfielder Leandro made it 3-1 after Andik was brought down by goalkeeper Razi inside the box.
Selangor share top spot with Felda United and Terengganu with 14 points. The Red Giants are top on goal difference.
In Ipoh, Terengganu came from behind to edge Perak 3-2 at the Perak Stadium.
The Turtles scored through Vincent Bikana (62nd), Ismail Faruqi (73rd) and Helmi Remeli (83rd) while South Korean Namkung Woong (21st) and Brazilian Charles Chad (81st) replied for the home side.
Pahang were victorious in Kota Baru, defeating Kelantan 2-0 at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium.
A glancing header by Jamaican defender Damion Stewart in the 40th minute and a venomous shot by Nigerian striker Dickson Nwakaeme gave the Elephants full points.
At the State Stadium in Kuching, 10-man Sarawak edged Sime Darby FC 2-1.
The Crocs scored through Patrick Gerhardt (47th) and Billy Mehmet (71st) while Sime Darby’s new Brazilian striker Reinaldo Da Costa (56th) pulled one back for the club side from the penalty spot.
Defender Ramesh Lai Ban Huat was sent off in the 41st minute with a straight red card.
In Singapore, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) shared the spoils with Lions XII after a goalless draw at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
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