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Football: Last-gasp header by Khairul Amri gives LionsXII 2-1 victory over Selangor

LionsXII left-back Shakir Hamzah celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Selangor. Khairul Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian Super Lea
LionsXII left-back Shakir Hamzah celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Selangor. Khairul Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian Super League home debut. -- TNP PHOTO: JEREMY LONG
LionsXII left-back Shakir Hamzah celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Selangor. Khairul Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian Super Lea
LionsXII left-back Shakir Hamzah celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Selangor. Khairul Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian Super League home debut. -- TNP PHOTO: JEREMY LONG
LionsXII left-back Shakir Hamzah (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Selangor. Khairul Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian
LionsXII left-back Shakir Hamzah (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Selangor. Khairul Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over their arch-rivals on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian Super League home debut. -- TNP PHOTO: JEREMY LONG

KHAIRUL Amri's dramatic stoppage-time winner handed the LionsXII a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Selangor on Saturday, in coach Fandi Ahmad's Malaysian Super League home debut.

The striker rose highest to head home Shahfiq Ghani's pin-point corner and send a sold-out Jalan Besar Stadium into raptures.

It was a tale of three headers. Left-back Shakir Hamzah had opened the scoring, also from a set-piece, just before the break. However, Selangor forward Fitri Shazwan planted a superb header that looped past Izwan Mahbud to equalise in the 58th minute.

The tight affair seemed headed for a stalemate until the 28-year-old Amri, who was once touted as the next Fandi, struck and duly ripped off his jersey to celebrate with the fans in the stands.

The result extended the LionsXII's unbeaten streak at Jalan Besar to 21 matches.

The Singapore outfit, who lost 0-1 to Pahang in Kuantan in their league opener, next travel to face Fandi's former employers and title favourites Johor Darul Takzim on Tuesday.