Saturday, 10 March 2012

T-Team beat Pahang to progress to quarter-final of FA Cup

Club side T-Team became the first team to book their FA Cup quarter-final ticket after coming from behind twice to edge Pahang 3-2 in a dramatic match at the Sultan Ismail Stadium last night.

Mohd Faiz Subri turned hero for the home side when he grabbed the stoppage-time winner in the 94th minute.

All goals were scored in the second-half of the evenly contested and fiery tie, which saw five players booked.

Pahang drew first blood in the 49th minute when Hazuan Daud’s screamer from the edge of the box stunned T-Team goalkeeper Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa.

T-Team took just six minutes to draw level when Azrul Hazran found the net with a powerful shot from inside the box.

The home crowd’s cheers were silenced in spectacular fashion in the 58th minute when Pahang’s top scorer Mohd Azamuddin Akil curled a corner kick directly into the T-Team goal, leaving goalkeeper Mohd Syamsuri Mustafa shell-shocked.

Azamuddin’s audacious effort, however, was matched by T-Team’s former international striker Mohd Fadzli Saari in the 62nd minute.

Fadzli had the crowd up on their feet again when his breathtaking bicycle kick from the top of the box landed on the right corner of the Pahang goal.

Just when the game seemed headed for extra-time, Faiz broke the Elephants’ hearts when his glancing header caught goalkeeper Wan Azrain Wan Teh off-guard.

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