The Cheetahs’ first game of the season see them travelling to Jalan Besar Stadium to take on the defending champions, Lion City Sailors.
Hougang took a shock lead through Bortoluzo’s unerring shot from the edge of the box, but the Sailors repeated the comeback trick from last week’s AIA Community Shield win over Albirex.
South Korean marksman Kim was left unmarked to nod home Shahdan Sulaiman’s free kick, before roving left-back Iqram pushed forward to finish off Hafiz Nor’s cutback to put them ahead.
Lopes then combined well with fellow substitute Maxime Lestienne to secure the points late on for the champions.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 27 Feb 2022, Sunday
Stadium: Jalan Besar Stadium
Half-time: Lion City Sailors 1-1 Hougang United
Full-time: Lion City Sailors 3-1 Hougang United
Lion City Sailors: Kim Shin-wook 24’, Iqram Rifqi 67’, Diego Lopes 86’
Hougang United: Pedro Bortoluzo 7’
Photography: Singapore Premier League