Liberian striker Francis Doe struck twice to end T-Team's unbeaten start in the Super League as derby rivals Terengganu claimed a 2-1 win in Kuala Terengganu yesterday to close within a point of leaders Kelantan.
T-Team, who had not conceded a goal before last night, took the lead through a Zairo Anuar Zailani penalty in the 12th minute after goalkeeper Sharbinee Allawee Ramli brought down Zachariah Simukonda only to concede a penalty within five minutes and have Shahril Faizal Sharifuddin sent off for hauling back Ashaari Samsuddin in the box.
Doe evened the score from the spot before lashing home the winner in the 56th minute to take his personal tally to three goals in two games.
Shahril's sending off was one of five yesterday, interestingly all before half-time, as both LionsXII and Sabah played with 10 men at Likas with Hariss Harun scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win for the visitors.
Hariss headed the winner for LionsXII off Mafry Balang's shoulder in the 20th minute before Mafry and Irwan Shah Arismail were dismissed for having a go at each other 14 minutes later.
Negeri Sembilan's S. Kunanlan and Farid Ramli of Felda United also saw red in Paroi at the stroke of half-time before Shahurain Abu Samah struck in the 57th minute to give Negeri a 1-0 win.
Selangor were held 0-0 by Sarawak in Bukit Jalil with Asraruddin Putra Omar coming closest to breaking the deadlock for the home team when he struck the bar with a 33rd-minute free-kick while Shahrom Kalam's low shot gave Perak a 1-0 win over Johor FC in Pasir Gudang.
Kuala Lumpur earned their first point after Afiq Azmi's 84th minute equaliser cancelled Fauzan Dzulkifli's header 10 minutes earlier for PKNS, parading their new signing Michael Nicoise of Guadeloupe, in a 1-1 draw at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca.