A tentative game was brought to life in the final 20 minutes when Nizam bundled home Nishikawa’s low cross to put Tanjong Pagar ahead. Then, Hougang turned the tie around with two quick-fire goals with Nazrul finishing off a sumptuous André Moritz long ball before Yamazaki exchanged passes with Sahil en route to flicking the ball past Zharfan Rohaizad.
However, there was one last twist in the tale as Nishikawa popped up at the far post to nod home Reo Nishiguchi’s knock-on for a share of the spoils.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 6 Mar 2022, Sunday
Stadium: Jurong East Stadium
Half-time: Tanjong Pagar 0-0 Hougang United
Full-time: Tanjong Pagar 2-2 Hougang United
Tanjong Pagar: Khairul Nizam 72’, Shodai Nishikawa 88’
Hougang United: Nazrul Nazari 77’, Kaishu Yamazaki 79’
Photography: Haiqal Tahir