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Played
July 21, 2012 8:30 PM SGT
Bishan Stadium — Singapore
Referee:‬ P. Jeevanathan‎
 

Home United 1-1 Hougang United: Protectors slip up in title race

Home United drop precious points in the title chase as they were held to a draw by a determined Hougang United at the Bishan stadium

By Muhd Khalis Rifhan

Hougang United, Young Lions, Mamadou Diallo
Zeng Liwei
Mamadou Diallo cancelled out an 80th minute Frederic Mendy goal as Hougang United and Home United played out a surprise draw in a game full of tackles and yellow cards.

The Cheetahs started the game with offense on their mind and only three minutes in, Ante Barac tried his luck from 30 yards out, forcing a save from Home United custodian Nazri Sabri.

The game soon began to show signs of trouble as tackles began flying in from both sides with the first yellow card shown to the visitors in the 13th minute of the game.

Mamadou Diallo had reacted badly to a tackle by Shotaro Ihata and the former was booked soon after.

The home side failed to capitalise on Stanislav Vidakovic's mis-cued clearance two minutes before the half hour mark as Ihata lost his balance and his chance to make an attempt on goal.

The first half ended with both teams seeing their share of attempts on goal but none troubled the goalkeeper.

Ten minutes before halftime, Azhar Sairudin, attempted an audacious try from forty yards, but his efforts would land on the roof of the net.

Two minutes later, it was the home side that squandered their chances in front of goal as Ihata's shot could only reach the side-netting.

Hougang were presented a chance to break the deadlock with just over ten minutes left to the end of regulation time, but Jordan Webb headed his effort straight to the goalkeeper.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 80th minute as Mendy slammed the ball past beyond Fadhil Salim. 

The lead would last for only five minutes as a determined Diallo went on a solo run before cooly slotting the ball into the net to tie the game for the night and earn a precious point for the Cheetahs.


Home United FC

1
Nazri Sabri
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Jeremy Chiang
Defender
89′
 - 
17
Kenji Arai
Defender
 - 
3
Sofiyan Hamid
Defender
52′
 - 
19
Nor Azli Yusoff
Defender
 - 
7
Shi Jiayi
Midfielder
 - 
12
Firdaus Idros
Midfielder
60′
 - 
-
Shotaro Ihata
Striker
 - 
-
 - 
16
Qiu Li
Striker
 - 
17
Masrezwan Masturi
Midfielder
 - 

Hougang United FC

 - 
15
Fadhil Salim
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Hasree Zais
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
16
 - 
-
Ante Barać
Midfielder
 - 
17
Azhar Sairudin
Midfielder
 - 
11
Jordan Webb
Midfielder
49′
 - 
11
Fazli Jaffar
Midfielder
72′ 92′
 - 
12
Faizal Amir
Midfielder
79′
 - 
18
Fazly Hasan
Midfielder
 - 
-

Substitutes

18
Lionel Lewis
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
21
 - 
-
 - 
19
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
 - 
3
 - 
19
Nurhilmi Jasni
Midfielder
92′
 - 
22
Ignatius Ang
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
17

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Miroslav Pejić Miroslav Pejić
Striker
Warriors FC
7 2
Rodrigo Tosi Rodrigo Tosi
Midfielder
DPMM
7 1
Geison Moura Geison Moura
Striker
Hougang
7 0
Goran Ljubojević Goran Ljubojević
Striker
Balestier
6 1
Roy O'Donovan Roy O'Donovan
Striker
DPMM
6 0