FFT Players Rating: Myanmar vs Singapore
Hassan Sunny 8.5
No doubt the most outstanding Singapore performer of the night. The 32-year-old fully justified his inclusion over Izwan Mahbud as he brought his form in the Premier League of Thailand over to the international level. The Army United custodian pulled off several saves, including a stunning stop to deny Kyi Lin’s goalbound piledriver from distance.
Nazrul Nazari 7
Nervy start as he got caught on possession by Aung Thu and could have easily paid the price, but the Hougang United right back recovered well to provide an attacking outlet. The 25-year-old put in a couple of deep crosses, but no one was able to capitalise.
Baihakki Khaizan 6.5
Baihakki showed his worth to the team by winning a number of aerial duels and setting up the winning goal, but was also found wanting on a few occasions with a couple of rash challenges leading to free-kicks being awarded in dangerous areas.
Hariss Harun 7.5
As expected, Hariss did not disappoint. Deployed at the heart of defence, the Singapore captain led by example – putting in a number of well-timed challenges and repelling everything that came his way.
Hafiz Sujad 7
It was a typical Hafiz display with lots of bombing up and down the left flank. The 25-year-old faced a stern test down his channel with Kyi Lin coming at him at full flight, but he passed it with flying colours.
Izzdin Shafiq 5.5
Without the presence of Hariss, Izzdin was supposed to be the man to provide the shield in front of the back four but the Tampines Rovers man was constantly overpowered by the plucky Myanmar midfielders instead and failed to really get going.
Safuwan Baharudin 6
There is no doubt he is one of Singapore's best players when on form, but based on this display, it looked like Safuwan is some way off his best. The 24-year-old was second-best in a number of aerial and 50-50 challenges – not his usual standard for sure.
Gabriel Quak 6.5
Definitely one of the better displays that he had in the Lions jersey. Quak provided good energy and width, putting in a few good balls which the attackers should have done better with. Will be an even more effective performer if he can improve on the consistency of his deliveries.
Azhar Sairudin 6
Decent but not spectacular display by the Singapore debutant. Azhar tried to keep things flowing in the middle of the park with a number of give-and-goes, but his influence waned as the game wore on. The 29-year-old will need more time to fit into the system, but should be happy with a generally positive first outing.
Faris Ramli 7.5
In a tight game like this, you need a game-changer and Faris proved to be Singapore’s trump card. The 23-year-old was cool as cumcumber as he finished clinically after striding onto Baihakki Khaizan’s through pass. The Home United man was also involved in another two of the Lions’ best chances, which they eventually failed to convert.
Fazrul Nawaz 5.5
Overall an industrious display by the tireless worker upfront, but ultimately strikers are judged based on goals. Twice he found himself in excellent situations, but the Tampines Rovers man somehow contrived to put them off-target when it seemed easier to score. Got to buck up if he wants to hold off Amri for the starting spot.