JDT juggernaut roll past Panthers to go 11 points clear

GEORGE TOWN: The Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) juggernaut just keep rolling on.

The Southern Tigers managed to keep their 100% record in the Super League by winning all 13 matches they have played thus far after defeating Penang 2-0 at the City Stadium on Saturday.

JDT head coach Esteban Solari said he was very satisfied with the performance of all his men who played gallantly against the Panthers.

“I feel proud of my players because it was not an easy match. Penang are a difficult team ... they have quality players, but we were able to beat them,” he said.

“It was a difficult match because of the heavy rain and the home fans who were vociferous in their support for their team,” he told reporters after the match.

He added that the Southern Tigers will try to maintain their unbeaten record when they play Terengganu next on Friday at Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium.

Meanwhile, Penang assistant coach Manzoor Azwira Abd Wahid said that despite not being able to get any point from the match, he was still satisfied with the quality of play shown by his men in facing the Super League leaders.

“We lost ... but the positive thing is the seriousness and attitude of our players who tried to compete with a quality team in the Malaysian League. That is a positive thing,” he said.

Penang, who are now in ninth place in the league, will meet Kuala Lumpur on Thursday at the City Stadium. — Bernama

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