Kedah thumped Perak 3-0 last night in Bukit Jalil to record a historic treble. I wonder if they can go on to dominate Malaysian football for the next few years. They certainly have a good coach, and a young talented team.
First half goals from Mohd Khyril Muhymeen and Marlon James deflated a Perak side, who didn't help themselves when skipper Ahmad Shahrul Azhar was sent off just before half time.
Injuries to first choice strikers Khalid Jamlus, who limped out in the 30th minute and Guinean Keita Mandjou, meant that the Perak frontline was not effective as it was.
With a comfortable 2-0 lead, Kedah just played on the counter attacked and finished off the game 10 minutes before the final whistle, with Marlon James nailing the coffin shut on Perak's cup hopes.
Kedah head coach, Mohd Azrai Khor Abdullah was notably delighted with his teams performance, "It is not easy to score three goals against Perak - what more in the final of the Malaysia Cup.The players showed speed and power in the game against Perak and they also demonstrated a lot of discipline. " (Courtesy: FAM)