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Lions stun Malaysia in Suzuki Cup with 3-0 win

Published on Nov 25, 2012 10:22 PM
Singapore's Shahril Ishak (2nd from left) celebrates his second goal against Malaysia with teammates (from left to right) Khairul Amri, Baihakki Khaizan and Hariss Harun during their AFF Suzuki Cup Group B football match in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 25, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup campaign in Group B was off to a dream start on Sunday night, when the Lions grabbed a sensational 3-0 win against defending champions Malaysia.

Singapore skipper Shahril Ishak was the bane of the home side, scoring twice in a frantic first half that stunned a packed Bukit Jalil Stadium.

Shahril opened the scoring on 31 minutes and headed into an unguarded goal six minutes later. Substitute Aleksandar Duric finished off the Tigers with a free header in the 74th minute.

Singapore's next match is against 2010 finalists Indonesia on Nov 28.

In an earlier Group B clash, the Indonesians were held to a 2-2 draw by Laos.