Hougang took an early lead with Fortunato displaying superb control to hook home a volley from a tight angle. However, Tanjong Pagar – whose pre-match preparations were disrupted by a bout of stomach flu that affected several members of the team – showed spirit to claw a point from the more-fancied visitors.
Substitute Amri was on hand at the back post to thump home Reo Nishiguchi’s pin-point cross for yet another goal against Hougang, who nonetheless virtually guaranteed a top-three finish with the point.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 18 Sept 2021, Saturday
Stadium: Jurong East Stadium
Half-time: Tanjong Pagar 0-1 Hougang United
Full-time: Tanjong Pagar 1-1 Hougang United
Tanjong Pagar: Khairul Amri 53′
Hougang United: Gilberto Fortunato 9′
Photography: Haiqal Tahir