Thursday, September 08, 2011
Johor v Kedah 0-2
Sabah v Perak 0-0
Sime Darby v Terengganu 0-3
PKNS v Negeri Sembilan 1-2
Sarawak v Kelantan 0-2
Johor FC v Felda United 0-2
T Team v Selangor 1-0
PDRM v KL 0-3
Just one home winner in the opening round of the Malaysia Cup and even that saw one of the favourites, Selangor, go down 1-0 to a goal by Alias! Kelantan had to wait till the second half before they could overcome Sarawak, coached by Robert Alberts, and it was star striker Norshahrul who broke the deadlock. Chanturu made it safe ish with five minutes left.
Etoile v Albirex Niigata 2-7 (Sirina Camara, Aly Doumbouya; Shotaro Ihata 3, Kunihiro Yamashita, Tatsuro Inui 2, Bruno Castanheira) 448
The SLeague champions were two goals up but ended up with plenty of truffles on their face after getting spanked by Albirex Niigata at the Queenstown Stadium. Before the game the froggies had conceded just 15 goals all season but that has been blown out the water hasn't it? Two straight defeats as well!
For Albirex it was the 8th time they have scored five or more goals in a game but let me show you something really daft!
Gombak United v Albirex Niigata 1-5
SAFFC v Albirex Niigata 2-1
Albirex Niigata v Tanjong Pagar 1-0
Woodlands Wellington v Albirex Niigata 1-5
Etoile v Albirex Niigata 2-7
Traditionally Gombak and Etoile have the strong defences and Tanjong Pagar's defence leaks like a presidential candidate. But not for the first time this season Tanjong Pagar have made the so called big teams work hard for their three points.
1 - Home United 23 17 2 4 59-22 53
2 - Tampines 23 16 3 4 45-19 51
3 - Albirex Niigata 24 16 1 7 61-25 49
4 - SAFFC 23 15 2 6 46-24 47
5 - Etoile 23 14 3 6 40-22 40 (5 points deducted after a happy slappy fest with Hougang United)
Said it before, say it again, most exciting league in the region...