Albirex Niigata S become first team to go full Singapore Premier League season unbeaten

Albirex Niigata FC (S) became the first Singapore Premier League side to go a whole season unbeaten after a 2-1 win over Warriors FC at Choa Chu Kang Stadium on Saturday evening.

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The win, courtesy of goals from Wataru Murofushi and Shun Kumagai despite Kento Fukuda’s equaliser, meant the White Swans collected 21 wins and three draws in the 2018 campaign.

The match endured a cagey first half, with both sides going about their business cautiously.

Yet Warriors could have taken the lead twice in the 18th and 22nd minute respectively, only for Fukuda and Khairul Nizam to miss from close range.

They paid the price for it in the 24th minute, as Murofushi opened the scoring with an effort from distance.

However, Warriors managed to find a way back into the match, after Fukuda was fouled by Hiroyoshi Kamata and the latter duly levelled matters with the resulting spot kick.