In the Klang Valley “Battle of the Siblings” at the KLFA Stadium in Cheras on Wednesday, Selangor came off 2-1 winners over PKNS FC and give themselves some breathing space to avoid relegation in the Super League.

It was a much-needed win for the Red Giants who have a new boss at the helm of the Selangor FA with the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah taking over from Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal who has stepped down from the post.

The full points off PKNS, however, did not come easy for the former Malaysian football kingpins who have their foreigners to thank for the narrow win.

Spaniard Rufino Segovia plundered his 12th goal as early as the sixth minute when he tucked home a rebound from the PKNS goalkeeper.

PKNS, however, fought back and equalized through former international Safee Sali on 42minutes for a 1-1 draw at halftime.

Selangor grabbed a lucky opportunity and this came on the hour mark and it was Indonesian international Evam Dimas who made it count. He took off like a gazelle in his own half and went on a solo run before drilling home the winner from outside the box.

At the Stadium Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Paroi, visitors from Perak rued their missed chances in a 1-1 draw against Negri Sembilan.

“We had our chances but we muffed them,” said Perak coach Mehmet Durakovic, adding that Negri keeper Ilham Amirullah was also a “stumbling block” to his team.

International N. Thanabaln spoilt the show for Perak with Negri’s last-minute equalizer after Gilmar Da Silva had given Perak the lead on 71 minutes. RIZAL ABDULLAH 

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