The last derby clash of the season saw the Protectors making the trip down to Jalan Besar Stadium.
Both teams faced off twice earlier in the season where the Cheetahs won both games (1-0 and 2-0).
Home United go into this game without a Head Coach, after Raddy Avramovic stepped down due to health reasons.
Assistant Coach, Noh Rahman oversee the match as the team’s interim coach.
The match came at a time where the home side needed to win in maintaining their title ambition, as the Cheetahs started the game at the top of the Singapore Premier League table.
Despite creating the better chances in the opening exchanges, Hougang United conceded a penalty on the 26th min when Nikesh fouled Hami Syahin in the box. Custodian, Ridhuan Barudin stood tall and saved Shahril Ishak’s spot-kick.
The crucial save ensured the home side stays in the game as Faris Ramli gave us the lead in the 74th minute when Arshad Shamim brought Faris Ramli down in the box. The Cheetahs’ leading top scorer makes no mistake from the spot and converted.
Iqbal Hussain, whom earlier came on, despatch Nikesh’s pass to kill off the game when he slotted the ball home.
The win was a important boost to the home side after their draw against Albirex Niigata on Tuesday.
The 3 points also meant Hougang United stay top going into September’s International break.
Date: 1 September 2019, Sunday
Stadium: Jalan Besar
Half-time: Hougang United 0-0 Home United
Full-time: Hougang United 2-0 Home United
Hougang United: Faris Ramli 74′(P), Iqbal Hussain (81′)
Photography: Haiqal Tahir