Analysis

Singapore Ratings: Quak, Irfan shine as Lions claim second successive win

Kenneth Tan rates the players in Singapore’s 2-0 win over Mongolia in the international friendly played at the Bishan Stadium on Friday night.

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It was another good result for Fandi Ahmad’s men as they followed up the 2-0 win over Fiji last month with a similar result over Mongolia.

The Lions made seven games from their last outing, with Safuwan Baharudin deployed at centre-back and Iqbal Hussain starting in the no. 10 role, while Ikhsan Fandi was once again given the nod upfront.

So how did they fare?

Player Ratings (1-10)

Izwan Mahbud (6.5) – With Hassan Sunny rested for the game, he started in the best fashion to deny Mongolia a clear goalscoring opportunity after less than a minute on the clock. The Nongbua Pitchaya custodian then had a relatively comfortable night but still had to be alert to collect a cross late in the second half under pressure from a few blue shirts. He will be happy to go home with a clean sheet.

Zulqarnaen Suzliman (6.5) – Handed his second Lions start, the right-back held his fort well and managed to push forward to support the attack on a few occasions. His decision-making could be better on a few occasions, but that can only improve with more minutes at this level.