Singapore won the Tiger Beer Challenge Trophy
Singapore lifted the Tiger Beer Challenge Trophy after narrowly beat Vietnam 5-4 on penalty after the match ended a 2-2 draw in normal match time.Baihakki Khaizan scored the winning penalty kicks that sent the Vietnamese goalkeeper the wrong way.
John Wilkinson opened the account for Singapore when he headed Shi Jiayi crossed into the back of the net.However,the Vietnam equalized soon after Noh Rahman brought down a Vietnamese player and Le Cong Vinh level up for Vietnam before the half time.
The visiting side piled up the pressure as the game resumed for the second half, with the Lions struggled to keep up the blistering pace of the Vietnamese.
Aleksandar Duric almost put the Lions back into the lead after he did well to shield the ball before unleashing a shot that hit the leg of Vietnamese ‘keeper Duong Hong Son in the 56th minute. Nyugen Viet Thang immediately reciprocated with his piledriver that hit the upright in the 57th minute.
Agu Casmir headed from close range off a Duric’s cross from near byline in the 78th minute to Singapore back to the lead. But just as the home crowds thought the Lions had secured the game, Phan Van Tai Em’s low grounder levelled the scores in the dying moments to bring the game into a penalty shoot-out.
Penalties:Singapore: Aleksandar Duric scored, Shi Jiayi scored, Daniel Bennett scored, Ridhuan Muhammad scored, Baihakki Khaizan scored Vietnam:Phan Van Tai Em scored, Vu Nhu Thanh scored, Le Phuoc Tu saved, Nguyen Quang Hai scored, Huynh Quang Thanh scored
Hassan Sunny (GK) (Lionel Lewis 74′),Baihakki Khaizan,Noh Rahman (Ismail Yunos 46′),Precious Emuejeraye (Shaiful Esah 77′),Shi Jiayi,Noh Alam Shah (Aleksandar Duric 46′),Indra Sahdan Daud (C)(Ridhuan Muhammad 46′),Agu Casmir,John Wilkinson (Shahril Ishak 56′),Fahrudin Mustafic (Isa Halim 86′),Daniel Bennett
Subs not used: Juma’at Jantan, Rosman Sulaiman, Mustaqim Manzur, Hyrulnizam Juma’at
Duong Hong Son (GK),Le Phuoc Tu,Vu Nhu Thanh,Le Cong Vinh (13 Nguyen Quang Hai 82′),Nguyen Minh Phuong (C) (Tran Truong Giang 78′),Le Tan Tai (Nguyen Vu Phong 68′),Huynh Quang Thanh,Pham Thanh Luong (Thach Bao Khanh 82′),Nguyen Viet Thang (Phan Thanh Binh 67′),Phan Van Tai Em,Doan Viet Cuong
Subs not used: Tran Duc Cuong, Bui Quang Huy, Tran Chi Cong, Nguyen Minh Chau, Nguyen Minh Duc, Phan Thanh Giang, Nguyen Hoang Vuong, Le Quang Cuong, Phung Cong Minh
Referee: S Kumar
Asst Referee 1: Nazeer Hussain
Asst Referee 2: Rosli Omar
Fourth Official: Abas Daud