S.League mid-season review: Top five goals

A grand total of 161 goals have been scored so far in the S.League this season and some of them are breathtaking efforts! Here are FourFourTwo's top five goals so far. Do you agree with our selections?

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The S.League has rarely received nationwide attention from the fans, at least not until this year.

Thanks in part to Jermaine Pennant's arrival and the return of former LionsXII players, interest in the domestic league has been revived somewhat.

The players themselves too have stepped up, with many chipping in with some special goals.

Of the 161 goals so far, FourFourTwo went through each and every one of them and selected our five favourites.

5. Yasir Hanapi's first-time volley

In Tampines Rovers' first game of the season, they drew 3-3 with Geylang International. Stanely Ng scored a screamer in this match but Yasir matched his effort and salvaged a point for the Stags. From a throw in, Billy Mehmet headed the ball towards Yasir and the midfielder enhanced his reputation with a first-time dipping volley over Syazwan Buhari. 

4. Fazrul Nawaz's sublime side-foot

Under former Singapore national team coach Bernd Stange, Fazrul was always positioned on the flanks despite his desire to play centrally. Well, incoming national coach V. Sundramoorthy should do well to take heed of his striker's wants, after this goal.

An excellent ball over the top by Ismadi Mukhtar released Fazrul and he raced through. The marksman still had Hyrulnizam Juma'at to beat though, and he staked his claim for a place upfront with Singapore by side-footing a brilliant effort home. This was the finish of a natural born predator.

3. Fumiya Kogure's screamer

When Hougang signed the 2015 S.League Player of the Year, nobody had any doubts the Cheetahs had a real gem on their hands. 

The Japanese playmaker has not disappointed in the league so far and endeared himself further to the Hougang fans with a superb 25-yard scorcher which sailed right into the top corner. Not many goalkeepers in the world could have saved this and they might injure themselves trying to do so, we reckon...

2. Bend it like Pennant

The former Liverpool winger was expected to light up the league and he did not disappoint on this occasion against Home United. With his side trailing by a one-goal deficit, Pennant stepped up and swung a curling free-kick into the top corner, from 25-yards no less. 

If there was ever an example of a perfect free-kick, this could be it.

1. Tiki-taka appears in the S.League

If you have not seen this goal yet, please watch it now. Home have always emphasised a passing game and in recent weeks it has been yielding dividends.

This goal by Faris Ramli came via a counter-attack. In a matter of 18 seconds, Home managed to bring the ball from their own half to Brunei DPMM's end. Eight touches, five passes, one goal. Take a bow Home, this was breathtaking.