Southern Tigers back in title race

Editors' Picks

  • Ronaldo completes full training session, Bale has flu

    Ronaldo completes full training session, Bale has flu

    Ronaldo completes full training session, Bale has flu

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo completed a full training session on Monday as he races to regain fitness before Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to holders Bayern Munich. "Cristiano Ronaldo ... completed the entire session with the group," Real, chasing a record-extending 10th continental crown, said on their website (www.realmadrid.com). The return leg is in Munich next week and the winners of the tie will play Atletico Madrid or Chelsea in the final in …

  • 'Scored a fairytale winner in his first Real Madrid final' - Goal's World Player of the Week, …

    'Scored a fairytale winner in his first Real Madrid final' - Goal's World Player of the Week, …

    'Scored a fairytale winner in his first Real Madrid final' - Goal's World Player of the Week, …

    World Player of the WeekGareth BaleAGE 24POSITIONForwardPLAYS FORReal MadridWEEK IN NUMBERSAPPS (GOALS SCORED)1(1)TIME ON PITCH90PREVIOUS WINS 2Barcelona1-2Real MadridIf there was one blot on Gareth Bale's copybook heading into Wednesday's Copa del Rey final then it was his largely anonymous showings in his first two Clasico appearances against Barcelona.With Cristiano Ronaldo absent through injury, there was an even greater weight of expectancy on the shoulders of the Wales star but he rose to …

  • Vermaelen agent admits Napoli interest but puts transfer talks on hold

    Vermaelen agent admits Napoli interest but puts transfer talks on hold

    Vermaelen agent admits Napoli interest but puts transfer talks on hold

    The 28-year-old Arsenal defender has attracted interest from a number of clubs but there will be no discussions about the Belgian's future until after the World Cup in Brazil …

  • Oscar 'flattered' by PSG interest but says transfer fee makes exit difficult

    Oscar 'flattered' by PSG interest but says transfer fee makes exit difficult

    Oscar 'flattered' by PSG interest but says transfer fee makes exit difficult

    The Brazilian has been ever-present for Chelsea this season but admits he has spoken to compatriots Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura about a move to the French capital …

  • Send your questions to Juliano Belletti's live Twitter chat!

    Send your questions to Juliano Belletti's live Twitter chat!

    Send your questions to Juliano Belletti's live Twitter chat!

    Interact with the former Chelsea defender as he tweets before, during and after their Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid …

  • Allen hails 'incredible' Sterling after Norwich double

    Allen hails 'incredible' Sterling after Norwich double

    Allen hails 'incredible' Sterling after Norwich double

    The winger scored twice as Liverpool beat Norwich 3-2 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points and his team-mate was quick to praise his performance …

PKNS' Nazmi Faiz (right) trying to stop Leonel Nunez of Johor Darul Takzim from crossing the ball. Picture by sports247

JOHOR DARUL TAKZIM rekindled their title hopes with a 3-1 win over PKNS FC at the Larkin Stadium last night and keep their unbeaten home record in the Super League.

The much needed win would not have come at a better time for the Southern Tigers after demoralising back to back defeats to Perak (3-0) and Armed Forces (2-0) in away matches.

But the win did not come easy for Johor Darul Takzim, who had PKNS defender P. Gunalan to thank - when he put the ball into his own net in the 29th minute while trying to clear a Nurul Azwan Roya cross from the left, which was completely missed by Argentine striker Leonel Nunez.

Johor Darul Takzim took a 2-0 lead into the break when Norshahrul Idlan Talaha found the PKNS net with a left footed shot off a throw in by Nazri Ahmad.

Five minutes into the second half, PKNS sparked life into their game and looked like repeating their wins over big guns like Kelantan and LionsXII when their Liberian striker Patrick Wleh – easily the most dangerous player on the field pulled back for the visitors in the 50th minute.

The homesters paid the price in allowing play to go on while a PKNS player was lying injured on the field, instead of displaying sportsmanship and send the ball out.

PKNS responded and stayed in the game with Slovakian Roman Chmelo taking a shot at the southern state’s goal. Goalkeeper Zamir Selamat could only block his attempt and Wleh gleefully tucked the ball home.

It was a tale of missed chances by both teams after this but Safee Sali brought some urgency in Johor Darul Takzim after he came on for Leonel Nunez in the 70th minute.

And it was the national striker who set up Johor Darul Takzim’s third goal in the 85th minute. He made inroads into the PKNS on the left before relaying the ball for Nurul Azwan Roya to connect it home for a comfortable win and important three points.

With the win, Johor Darul Takzim moved back into third place with 28 points from eight wins, four draws and four defeats after 16 matches, with a goal tally of 23-22.

For feedback, please email editor@sports247.my

Follow @YahooMalaysia on LINE for daily sports updates.

Loading...

LATEST SPORTS NEWS

Most Popular

  • Former Argentine ace Aimar axed by Malaysian team Reuters
    Former Argentine ace Aimar axed by Malaysian team

    (Reuters) - Former Argentine international playmaker Pablo Aimar has been dumped by his frustrated Malaysian club JDT after the 34-year-old's injury problems sidelined him for most of the campaign. Aimar, who signed a two-year deal with Johor Darul Takzim in September after leaving Portuguese side Benfica, was reportedly the highest paid player in the Malaysian top flight and club president Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim said he hadn't proved value for money. "As it is now, Pablo Aimar has not fully recovered from his (thigh) injury and cannot contribute 100 percent in the games played," the Crown Prince of Johor wrote in a post on the club's Facebook page. "After playing two matches for JDT, we had to sit him out of six matches due to the injuries succumbed.

  • Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship Associated Press
    Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

  • Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win Reuters
    Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

    By Josh Reich LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool's dream of a first title in 24 years moved closer to reality after a 3-2 win at lowly Norwich City on Sunday opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining. Arsenal beat Hull City 3-0 in a dress-rehearsal for next month's FA Cup final to stay one point ahead of Everton, who beat Manchester United 2-0 on David Moyes's return to Goodison Park, in the race for fourth spot. Two Raheem Sterling goals and Luis Suarez's 30th league strike of the season helped Liverpool to their 11th consecutive Premier League victory and confirmed their place in the Champions League next season.

  • Liverpool edge Norwich to close on title AFP News
    Liverpool edge Norwich to close on title

    Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League. Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute. Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes. It was Liverpool's 11th consecutive league victory and means that they are guaranteed to qualify for next season's Champions League, but Brendan Rodgers's side now have a bigger prize in their sights.

  • Liverpool, Atletico maintain title bids Reuters
    Liverpool, Atletico maintain title bids

    Liverpool opened a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Norwich City 3-2 after title rivals Chelsea slipped up against Sunderland, ending manager Jose Mourinho's long unbeaten home league record. Atletico Madrid stayed on course for a surprise championship triumph in Spain with a 2-0 win over Elche that kept them four points clear at the summit while Barcelona stayed in touch with a 2-1 comeback win over Athletic Bilbao. Juventus moved closer to a third straight Serie A crown with a 1-0 victory over Bologna, Paris St Germain won the French League Cup by defeating Olympique Lyon 2-1 and Benfica clinched a first Portuguese title since 2010.

  • Borini delighted to make history with Sunderland Reuters
    Borini delighted to make history with Sunderland

    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Fabio Borini thoroughly enjoyed carving a slice of history by scoring bottom club Sunderland's winning goal in their shock 2-1 victory at second-placed Chelsea, the striker said. The Italian, on loan from champions-elect Liverpool, kept his cool to carefully slide home a second-half penalty on Saturday and inflict manager Jose Mourinho's first Premier League home defeat at the 78th attempt. The penalty also handed a major boost to parent club Liverpool's chances of winning the title for the first time in 24 years. "I like to make history," Borini told reporters at Stamford Bridge.

1 / 17
Fantasy Football