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Football: LionsXII eke out 2-1 win over Perak, win a crucial boost to Malaysia Cup campaign

Published on Aug 31, 2013 9:44 PM
 
LionsXII centre-back Safuwan Baharudin celebrates his goal against Perak at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013. The LionsXII gave their flagging Malaysia Cup campaign a much-needed shot in the arm with a 2-1 win over Perak on Saturday. Safuwan was the hero for V. Sundramoorthy's side, scoring an 85th-minute winner. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The LionsXII gave their flagging Malaysia Cup campaign a much-needed shot in the arm with a 2-1 win over Perak at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday evening.

Centre-back Safuwan Baharudin was the hero for V. Sundramoorthy's side, latching on to goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud's long clearance to lift the ball over Farizal Marlias for an 85th-minute winner.

Captain Hariss Harun had earlier seen his opener cancelled out by Noor Hazrul's stunning free kick.

The win takes the LionsXII to four points from their opening four matches. They next face Sarawak at Jalan Besar on Sept 18.