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Malaysia Cup: LionsXII crash out in group stage despite beating holders Pahang 2-1

Published on Aug 29, 2014 11:11 PM
 
The LionsXII have crashed out of the Malaysia Cup even though they played one of their best games of their season when they came from behind to beat holders Pahang 2-1 on Friday evening. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

The LionsXII have crashed out of the Malaysia Cup even though they played one of their best games of their season when they came from behind to beat holders Pahang 2-1 on Friday evening.

Right-back Madhu Mohana got the winning goal on 83 minutes at Kuantan's Darul Makmur Stadium, heading in a Faris Ramli free-kick.

Pahang's Nigerian striker Dickson Nwakaeme's close-range strike gave the hosts the lead after nine minutes but striker Sufian Anuar steered a looping header into the net to equalise in the 51st minute.

Needing two wins from their remaining two Group A matches to reach the quarter-finals, Fandi Ahmad's men completed the first part of their rescue mission with this win in Pahang to take their tally to five points but Felda United's 3-1 victory over Johor Darul Takzim meant that the Selayang-based club now has 10 points. With Pahang on nine points, the Singapore side are out, regardless of their final result at Felda on Sept 2.

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