Selangor continue to make their mark in the Malaysian Super League scene. Kuala Lumpur FC became the second victim. Charity Shield match winner, R.Surendran converted two goals as Selangor romped over their Klang Valley rivals Kuala Lumpur with a thumping 4 – 1 win in Shah Alam.
Kuala Lumpur opened the scoring brilliantly with a 6th minute header by Y.K.Yong off a set piece taken by Azwan Abd. Malek. Selangor found themselves one goal behind for the second consecutive matches.
Fairly similar to the Charity Shield match, Selangor could not pull themselves together in the first half. They could do nothing right. The first 30 minutes, the Red Giants were in total disarray.
However, in the 36th minute, Selangor drew level. Safi Sali timed his jump perfectly to nod home the equalizer as Kuala Lumpur’s keeper rushed forward to challenge for the aerial ball. The equalizer brought life back into the Red and Yellow shirts.
The Red Giants began to take control of the game. Many more chances were created and missed. The half ended with the score tied at 1 – 1.
Selangor came out from the dressing room with their guns blazing. Skipper Amri Yahyah produced a wonderfully cheeky go ahead goal in the 59th minute. Beating his markers in the KL penalty box, A.Yahyah cheekily chipped the boal over the City Boys’ onrushing goalie.
The Red Giant’s Charity Shield hero, R.Surendran, then finishes off KL’s hope with two quick strikes in the 78th and 89th minutes.
The win puts Selangor on top of the Super League table with 6 points after two matches. Scoring 6 goals and allowing only 2 goals so far.
After two games, Selangor seems to have problems getting started. In both matches, the team have shown that they could not get the game together during the early period. Opponents have yet been able to cash in on this so far. Bouncing back from a one goal deficit is certainly not impossible. However, if the opposing team somehow manages to get two goals before Selangor pulls their act together, it will be an ever tougher job.
I hope K.Devan will do something about this tiny problem Selangor is facing at the moment. Perhaps it’s just an early season thing. After all, the season is just barely two matches old.